Who We Are

The Life Development Department Vision
We are a growing and relevant Christ-centered department with global impact through inspiring worship, holistic ministry, and effective discipleship.

Who We Serve

The Life Development Department houses many of New Salem's youth ministries, college ministries & young adult programs.

YOUTH consists of students in:

  • Middle School (6th-8th grade)
  • High School (9th-12th grade)


COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULT consists of students in:

  • Undergraduate Students & Graduate/Professional Studies (Masters and Doctoral Programs)
  • Young Adults (ages 18-34)



Mentoring and Discipleship Opportunities

The TAKE 2 Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to get discipled and mentored by mature adult Christians that are trained to help young people grow in their

Spiritual Development

Students are growing in Christ together.

Proverbs 27:17 states that, "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." New Salem offers a variety of opportunities

Academic Support & Services

The Life Development Department promotes academic excellence by providing support and services to students which include:

Every week students can participate in:

Powerful Sunday Morning Worship Services
New Salem invites you to join us for our weekly worship services, which are held at 7:30 am and 10:45 am. Our church building is located at

Leadership Development Experiences
New Salem provides fertile ground where emerging leaders can grow and develop. We believe in giving students hands-on empowering

The Wednesday Night Experience
Beginning at 4:00 pm each Wednesday students can participate in the following activities: Study Tables (4:00 pm - 6:00pm) 

Great Salem Institute Classes
Each Sunday Youth Salem Institute Classes are offered in the Center for Excellence at 9:30 am. Current topics include: Empire 

20 Ways to Change the Life of A Student

1. Become a TAKE 2 Mentor
2. Teach a Salem Institute Class
3. Help to plan an event
4. Teach a Bible Study
5. Allow a student to shadow you
6. Help students find scholarships
7. Adopt a college student
8. Minister at the WELL Worship Service
9. Tutor a student
10. Help at study tables on Wednesday evenings
11. Take students on a mission trip
12. Help plan community outreaches
13. Sponsor/host a monthly college dinner
14. Help a student find a job
15. Help develop student leaders
16. Lead a student CARE group
17. Join the Parent Support Committee
18. Give a college student rides to church
19. Contribute to one of our scholarship funds
20. Donate funds to Youth Missions

To help impact the lives of our students, please contact the Life Development Department at at lifedevelopment@newsalemcares.com or call 614-267-2536.