Salem Baptist Church is either involved in or contributes to the following ministries:
Salem Baptist Church plans to apply for Full Membership to the Reformed Baptist Network upon adoption of the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith. RBNet is a network of churches, believing in the independence and sufficiency of the local church, and seeking to cooperate together according to the following core values: our theological center, a gracious manner, and an earnest mission. The purpose of RBNet is to glorify God through fellowship and cooperation in fulfilling the Great Commission to the ends of the earth. The vision of RBNet is expressed in Habakkuk 2:14: “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”
In order to serve God, the Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association will involve and assist churches in a cooperative fellowship to do missions, evangelism, leadership, and ministry support to build the Kingdom of God. Salem is one of more than 40 member churches engaged in reaching our neighbors and the nations with the gospel.
African Pastors’ Conferences exists to glorify God through Jesus Christ in enabling pastors to lead Christ-exalting Biblical churches as Christ-like servant leaders through the faithful ministry of God’s word in preaching and leading Bible-studies. APC provides training for Pastors in the form of one to two day conferences. Most of these Pastors are unable to attend seminary or undergo any formal training owing to their being engaged in full-time employment in addition to their pastoring duties. It is estimated that there circa 2 million pastors on the African continent, but less than 10% have any form of sound formal training.
Building Tomorrow’s Missions exists to cast a vision among the next generation of church leaders for the necessity and urgency for missions by facilitating low-cost, hands-on, in-the-field training and experience. They aim to accomplish this goal through intensive one-week mission projects which incorporate pastoral leadership, nightly preaching and teaching, daily ministry projects such as neighborhood evangelism and Vacation Bible Schools, and work projects in foreign language situations. All BTM participants assemble on the international border community of El Paso, TX to participate in short-term mission/ministry on both the US and Mexican sides of the border. The 2024 mission trip is scheduled for July 13-18.
Here We Stand is a semi-annual preaching conference sponsored by like-minded Baptist churches in Louisiana. Agreed upon doctrinal distinctives of the Conference include: the inerrancy, infallibility, authority and sufficiency of Scripture; the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation, the five Doctrines of Grace, Cessationism, and Believer’s Baptism. The Spring conference is hosted at First Baptist Church Livingston and the Fall conference at Riverside Baptist Church.