We value the university's place in our world. We have many professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students engaged with our church. Both our pastors are passionate about the university. Ben Milner, our senior pastor, is the son of professors and grew up on the Wake Forest campus and Austin Pfeiffer began his ministry career in college ministry.
RUF Wake Forest: Salem Pres loves RUF (Reformed University Fellowship). RUF is the college ministry of our denomination and many of our members either attend RUF or attended when they were in college. A big chunk of our worship service is taken up by RUF students, so check here for carpool options. Salem Pres financially supports RUF Wake, but if you would like to support this work as an individual, click here.
RUF Winston-Salem State: Salem is part of our Presbytery's effort to plant an RUF chapter at Winston-Salem State. We are currently raising funds to call a pastor. If you would like to support that effort, please click here.
Salem College InterVarsity: Salem College is right in our neighborhood and we are eager to cultivate a deeper relationship with the campus through their InterVarsity chapter. Salem Pres financially supports Salem InterVarsity, but if you would like to support this work as an individual, click here.
MERCY & JUSTICE PARTNERSHIPS
Salem wants to be a part of acting justly and loving mercy in Winston-Salem. We strategically partner with few organizations that we hope to fund and support intensively.
City with Dwellings: City with Dwellings (CwD) works to end homelessness by creating therapeutic and transformative community with individuals facing chronic homelessness in Winston-Salem. By honoring the inherent dignity of each person, offering hospitality, and consistent relational support, they connect individuals with partner agencies providing housing first and supportive health and employment resources.
Crisis Control Ministry: Crisis Control offers targeted short-term emergency assistance to solve a personal crisis. They believe it is important to treat families with respect and compassion. They offer financial counseling, an excellent food pantry resembling a grocery, an extensive pharmacy, as well as personal development classes.
The Shalom Project: The Shalom Project develops and grows programs that challenge the cycle of poverty in our community with a spirit of inclusion, compassion and justice. They offer a popular medical clinic, a large clothing closet, a food pantry, and a wonderful weekly community meal.
Sunnyside Ministries: Sunnyside Ministry, an agency of the Moravian Church in America Southern Province, expresses the love of Christ by providing short-term emergency assistance for life’s basic needs to families who find themselves in crisis situations.
Mercy Fund: We aspire to help those in need, both inside and outside of our congregation. Contact our Servant Leaders for more information.
Associates in Christian Counseling: ACC is a faith-based organization whose mission is to provide professional mental health services to all who seek them regardless of race, creed, or financial status. 336.896.0065
The Trinity Center: The Trinity Center's mission is to foster healing and wholeness through counseling, spiritual formation and educational services. 336.725.3999