Youth Group

We are in the early stages of planning for our Youth to attend the LCMS National Youth Gathering that will be held in New Orleans in July 0f 2025. Fundraising events are being discussed  and will hopefully be announced in the coming weeks.

We always appreciate the support of our church members and friends, who can, in the meantime, contribute financially to the YOUTH GATHERING FUND. Donations can be made by simply sending a check, payable to Salem, with a memo notation “YOUTH GATHERING.”


Gatherings and Service Events (Mission Trips)

LCMS National Youth Gatherings and Missouri District Youth Gatherings have been vital to our ministry. We also participate in weeklong St. Louis service events we call “Destination STL” that include such projects as: working at nursing care facilities, food banks, and animal shelters; coordinating and participating in neighborhood prayer walks; as well as cleaning up our own church and school; etc.

Historically, we make one out of town servant event every 3 to 5 years.

  • 2017 Camp Restore Baton Rouge-helping flood victims
  • 2012 in Joplin, MO – Tornado clean up
  • 2008 Camp Restore (New Orleans) Hurricane Katrina Clean Up
  • 2003 Camp Luther is WI – Native American Children and Servant Event Project in Indianapolis 

We sponsor Kids Against Hunger to make food for starving children in places like Uganda, Honduras, Philippines, etc.

Community Service

We participate in community service by collecting socks year-round to help those experiencing homelessness in the St. Louis area and collecting for food for the Affton Food Bank. 

Youth Praise Band

The Youth Praise Band currently practices on Tuesdays. We also have future plans for a Youth Led Worship Service or Contemporary Service.

Fun Activities

We plan float trips, paintball, cosmic bowling, ice-skating, laser tag, snow sledding, down hill on inner tubes, kickball, scavenger hunts, six flags, movie nights, hang out nights, lock-ins 1-2 times a year, as well as  special events done to welcome new members in early June.


We participate in a number of fundraising events throughout the school year.

We have a Youth Board which consists of 13 people (seven teenagers and six adults). Youth have a say! The Youth Board makes decisions on the direction of youth ministry. 

Together we grow in faith, meet new friends, worship and serve others. 

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