Our Mission: Love God. Love others. Change the world. 


Our Vision: To live a devoted, connected, and generous life.


Our Values

Worship
Vibrant, corporate worship is the center of our life together. 

Relationships
The Christian faith grows best when experienced in community of authentic relationships with Christ and one another.

Personal Transformation
The Christian way is always anchored in Jesus' call to repent and believe in him. 

Next Generations
The primary method for reaching others with the gospel of Jesus Christ is through the intergenerational relationships of children, youth, and families. 

Missions
Extending the impact of the gospel comes through reaching across local and global boundaries. 

 


Our (brief) History

In 1852 (or earlier) pioneer families began holding church services in the Copenhagen school house and the David Brown home. In 1860 they built a church. Also in 1860, another church - the Wheatland Church was organized and they put up a building in 1870. Work continued there until 1895 when the congregation passed out of existence. In April of 1907, the Copenhagen Society sent a petition to the Illinois Conference Session requesting the Association to grant the Society the privilege of using the two old churches - Wheatland and Copenhagen - in building a new structure, one and one-half miles south of Copenhagen, on the corner of Rt. 59 and 95th Street, thus uniting the two societies into one, Wheatland Salem.

And then we added a second campus... 

Copenhagen Church at 83rd Street and Rt. 59. Shown circa 1860.

Copenhagen Church at 83rd Street and Rt. 59. Shown circa 1860.

Wheatland Salem at 95th St. and Rt. 59, built in 1928. Shown circa 1970.

Wheatland Salem at 95th St. and Rt. 59, built in 1928. Shown circa 1970.

Wheatland Salem at 95th St. and Rt. 59, built in 1907 and burned in 1927. Shown circa 1915.

Wheatland Salem at 95th St. and Rt. 59, built in 1907 and burned in 1927. Shown circa 1915.

Wheatland Salem at 1852 95th St. at Book Rd. Shown as it appeared in 2001.

Wheatland Salem at 1852 95th St. at Book Rd. Shown as it appeared in 2001.