Welcome. We're glad you're here.
Wheatland Salem is a multi-campus church that believes in a simple path to following Jesus. By living devoted, connected, and generous lives, we can change the world.
What should I wear when I come to your church?
Dress casual. But everyone says that. Here's what we mean: wear whatever clothes you feel comfortable in. You'll see others wearing everything from suits to shorts. Get creative. Tanktop and bow tie?
What are your worship services like?
We have both traditional and contemporary services. Our traditional service uses piano, organ, and choirs in worship. Our contemporary services are, well, contemporary. You'll hear stuff like Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, David Crowder, and Gateway worship. You'll also hear traditional hymns infused with a modern sound. You can listen to our sermons here, and get a sneak peek at next week's music here.
Are there opportunities for my kids and students?
We partner with WSC Kids to give children their own unique teaching/worship experience on Sunday mornings. The children typically follow the same teaching and themes as presented in adult worship so there's plenty to talk about on the car ride home. Nursery is also available for children 2 and under.
What does it mean that you are Methodist?
There are no exclusively United Methodist doctrines. Although we have distinctive emphasis we have no affirmations that are not also believed by other Christian groups. So it may not mean a whole lot to you, but you should check out John Wesley - he sort of founded the Methodist movement and was generally a cool guy.
Can I participate in communion?
We believe the [communion] table is open to all who are interested in opening their hearts to God and knowing his son, Jesus. We serve communion on the first Sunday of every month at all services.
Who are the pastors?
Pastor Jen is the pastor of our Naperville campus. She graduated from University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in 2001 with a Masters of Divinity. She also obtained a Doctor of Ministry from University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in 2006. Check out her blog here.
Pastor Derek is the pastor of our Oswego campus. He graduated Duke Divinity School in 2011 with a Masters of Divinity.