• Salem Lutheran Church
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • Salem Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Serving Christ from Pike Township since 1836.

Salem is a caring community of believers who offer an open invitation to join us in serving, communing, and growing in Jesus Christ. It is the home of Shalom Ministry, a parallel mission development of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Indiana-Kentucky Synod.

Lutheran (ELCA)




Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:30am - Worship and Holy Communion

What to Expect

What are services like?
Most Sundays we worship from the ELW "cranberry" book. Monthly we use the blue "With One Voice" book on the Second Sunday. Third Sundays we use Art Gorman's "Chicago Folk Service" which is accompanied by guitar, piano and other string or wind instruments.

What is the community like?
New Augusta is an old community surrounded by suburban Northwest Indianapolis.


Douglas Mmari
Interim Minister

Minister Douglas Mmari serves as Salem Synodically Authorized Interim Minister while developing the Shalom Ministry. The Shalom Ministry is mainly focusing on reaching out and ministering to the Sub Saharan Africans, of which most of them are refugees from Rwanda, the Congo and Burundi. Listening to their stories, some have lived in the bush, refugee camps and out in the streets for years – no electricity, no home, no property, no medication and no meaning of life. They still shed tears when they remember the brutality that they saw and experienced. We also have people from other countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Central Africa, and Algeria who are here for difference reasons. Minister Mmari is from Tanzania.

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