Who We Are

We exist to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone.

Since 1847 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church has joyfully served God’s people with the truths of God’s Word.

We are a community of believers washed by the waters of baptism, fed by the Lord’s Supper, and taught and guided by God’s Word. Located in the northwest corner of Milwaukee, our unique neighborhood and mission mindset lead our lives to intersect with the gospel on a daily basis.

We gather for worship every week. Our blended worship services give worshippers a chance to participate in a variety of worship styles. On a typical Sunday you can expect a traditional service with a relevant message.

Salem Lutheran is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). For more information on our beliefs, check out the what we believe section.

The largest ministry of Salem Lutheran Church is Salem Lutheran School. Christian education has been the priority of Salem since the school opened in the 1870’s. Salem Lutheran School is a member of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and is accredited through the Wisconsin Synod.

We are proud to partner together in Christian education with both Wisconsin Lutheran High School and Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School.

Join us for worship. We’d love to have you regardless of your age or background, wherever you might be on your life’s journey, or however you might feel about God and religion. We want you to experience our Christian community and joy of knowing and serving Jesus.

What We Believe

We believe that God reveals himself to us through the words of the Bible. That Word of God is inspired by God, and without contradiction or error.

We believe in the God revealed by the Bible. That means we believe in the Triune God. One God in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God created the world in love and he continues to preserve the world with his almighty power.

The center of the Bible and of our faith is that the Son, Jesus, lived a perfect life, died an innocent death, and rose again three days later. Now, because of his sacrifice and resurrection, all who believe in him will be saved.

According to God’s Word we can’t choose God or earn our salvation. The Holy Spirit calls us to a new life with the Good News through the Word and Baptism. He creates faith and keeps us in the faith.