Adult Sunday School/Small Groups

Jesus calls each of us to follow Him on a journey of faith through which we become more and more like Him in our beliefs, character, and actions.  Salem’s Adult Spiritual Formation ministry provides opportunities for adults to understand where they are on their journey of faith and ways to take the next steps in becoming like Jesus.
Salem provides opportunities grow in Christ though our adult Sunday School classes, which meet at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings, our adult growth groups, which meet from 6:45 to 8:00 pm Wednesday evenings from September through April, women’s mentor groups, which meet monthly in women’s homes at various times, various other small groups, and one-on-one discipleship relationships.
Salem’s Adult Spiritual Formation Ministry helps people to understand how God has uniquely designed and gifted them with special passions, gifts, abilities, and personalities in order for them to serve him.  Once people discover their unique design, we help link them to ministries at church and in the community where they will enjoy and be most effective in ministry.
Sunday Mornings, 9:30 AM
Adult Growth Groups – September – April
Ignition: Post High Young People
Teacher: Pam Poper, Josh & Shay Heebner
Class Size: 8-12
Format: Bible study, discussion-oriented
Studying Now: “The Tabernacle”
Steps of Faith
Teacher: Shared Leadership
Class Size: 8-12
Format: Group study of selected passage each week
Studying Now: Various Bible passages
Teachers: Dale Appleby
Class Size: 15-20
Format: Bible study, interactive discussion
Studying Now: Various topics selected by class
Digging Deeper
Teacher: Todd Heckman
Class Size: 10-15
Format: Bible or book study, group discussion
Studying Now: Is Genesis History?
God’s Glorifiers
Teacher: Rodney Widney, Gary Troup
Class Size: 30-40
Format: Bible study, discussion-oriented
Studying Now: Jeremiah
Christ’s Ambassadors
Teacher: Rotating weekly schedule
Class Size: 30-40
Format: Hymn, Prayer, Bible Study
Studying Now: “Bible-in-Life” Quarterly
Prayer Group Join together in worship and prayer, bringing the requests submitted by members of our church before the Lord.
GriefShare Support Group
A faith-based video-driven support group for those suffering loss in life that features interviews with leading authors, counselors, speakers, and pastors.
Probing the Psalms
The psalms are like entrees in a diary, reflecting people’s most intimate dealings with God.  As you identify with the OT saints, you will find the comfort and strength that these saints of old received from Yahweh.  Sing and pray along with the poets as you praise Yahweh and glorify His holy name.  The Psalms can revolutionize our nation, devotional life, family patterns, and fellowship within the body of Christ.
Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Contentment:
Women worry a lot.  We fret about our children, our friends, our careers, our spouses–the list goes on and on!  if you’re tired of being held hostage to a million “what ifs,” Linda Dillow’s 12-week Bible study will provide the help you need to exchange your anxieties for godly peace and contentment.  This study was offered at Salem years ago.  The ladies who attended it benefited from it so much, we wanted to offer it again.
Meet at Other Times and Locations
Women’s Mentor Groups
Small groups of women meet monthly in homes at various times to enjoy Bible study, fellowship, food, laughter and tears.
Now Studying: “Believing God” by Beth Moore
Contact Linda Taylor (717-263-2526 or 717-360-1293) for more information.
Men’s Small Group
Meets in Salem’s Community Center the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5pm for a meal, followed by a discussion-oriented Bible study.
Now Studying: “Onward” by Russell Moore
Contact Chester Mott (717-267-7844) for more information.
Couples Small Groups
For couples who are interested in meeting in a home once a month for building Christian friendships and fostering spiritual growth.
Meeting dates and times and topic of study is determined by each group.
Contact Pastor Jason (717-263-4123) for more information.
Caregivers Support Group
A group to support and encourage those who are caring for aging or special-needs family members.
Meets at 7 pm the 2nd Thursdays of the month in the Salem Community Center, 104.
Contact Wanda Flood (717-267-2653) for more information.