Cultivating a Passion for Christ

Mission Friends:  Mission Friends is open to all children ages 3-5. We meet at least twice a month during early service (following the Children’s Story) to learn about serving Jesus through missions at home and around the world. Children learn about current missionaries through stories, crafts, games, and snacks. We have lots of fun sharing Jesus with our little ones!

AWANA:  The name AWANA stands for “Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed”, from  2 Timothy 2:15 – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the Word of Truth.” Awana presents an opportunity for each child to grow in self-worth as well as in his/her relationship with Christ and others.   Awana offers multiple curricula levels from toddlers to junior high-school.  Awana is split into five age groups: Puggles (2 and 3 yr olds), Cubbies (3 through 5 yr olds or “the 2 years prior to Kindergarten”), Sparks (Kindergarten, Grade 1 & 2), Truth & Training (T&T) (for grades 3 & 4), Club 56 (for grades 5 & 6). Salem’s AWANA club meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm (September through May).

GA’s:  Girls in Action is a missions organization for girls in grades 1 – 6.  In this organization, girls learn what missionaries do, pray for missionaries and their work, discover how they can help other people, save and give money to help tell others about Jesus, learn about people around the world and of course, have fun with friends!  Our GA group meets each Sunday during the 8:30am service (following the Children’s Story) and also the first Sunday of every month from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Old Fellowship Hall.  For questions, see Linda Durrett.

Kids’ Choir:  Kids’ Choir (grades K-5) meets Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m. in the choir room, September-June.
Weekly Schedule:
3:45 p.m. 
pickup at Bowing Green Elementary School (if arranged ahead of time by parents with Careen and school administration)
4:00-4:15 p.m.   arrive at Salem/snack (provided by Music)/bathroom break
4:15-5:30 p.m.   choir practice – includes music skills training and game time

Performances include:
Sunday, September 25th, in first service (8:30 a.m.)
Sunday, October 30th, in first service (8:30 a.m.)
Sunday, December 4th in Advent Worship Service (10 a.m.)
Thursday-Saturday, December 8th-10th for Christmas Dessert (6:30 p.m.)

Sunday School:  Sunday School classes are available for nursery aged children through high school.  For a complete list of children and youth classes, click here.


Center-Shot Ministries shares the Gospel of Jesus using the life-skill of archery. CS is a 9 week training in the summer. It’s for the whole family from beginners to experts. Starting with age 5 and up. Parents strongly encouraged to join their child as they learn about archery and the bible. Each week families will spend time learning from our NASP certified trainers. They will also learn outdoor skills like map reading and wilderness survival. For more information contact Pastor Shannon at 540-241-2797 or Deacon Steven Owens

VBS:  Vacation Bible School is held each and every summer at Salem Baptist during second week in July. This year is will be July 8th thru 12th 2019. It is a wonderful opportunity for 4 year olds to children who just finished 6th grade to learn about God’s love through songs, bible stories, crafts, and worship. In the past, we have utilized Lifeway’s VBS curriculum to help children come to know Jesus Christ. For questions or more information, Contact Pastor Shannon at 540-241-2797.
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Check out the 2016 VBS recap video below: