We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God demands perfect obedience to his will. All people are born sinful and cannot please God through their own power. However, God also loves us. Through the perfect life and innocent sufferings and death of his Son, Jesus Christ, he has given us a Savior from the eternal death we deserve. This is a gift from God and cannot be earned.
We believe God has revealed Himself to us in His Word, the Bible. The Bible is divinely inspired and is without error.
We subscribe to the three historical creeds of the Christian Church: Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed.
Salem is a member congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
Salem supports a number of schools through the WELS and the Michigan District of the WELS.
Huron Valley Lutheran High School is an area Lutheran high school located in Westland, Michigan. It is supported by our church and others in Southeast Michigan.
Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS) is one of two high schools owned and operated by the WELS . The other is Luther Preparatory School (LPS). The special purpose of these two high schools is to train students for the public ministry of the gospel and to enroll them in Martin Luther College after graduation. MLS is located in Saginaw, Michigan. LPS is located in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Martin Luther College is the Synod's college that prepares men and women for ministry work as teachers in our schools and for entry into the Seminary to continue preparation for the pastoral ministry.
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS) is the Synod's seminary where men continue their studies in preparation for service as pastors in our churches.
Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) is a source of Christian publications and other items. The mission of NPH is to deliver Biblically sound, Christ-centered resources within the WELS and beyond.