Pastoral Care

Every person experiences difficulties in life.  Jesus even told us we would. (John 16:33). 
However, He also said we could experience peace during tough times through His overcoming power. The Pastoral Care ministry seeks to reach out and engage with people who are experiencing the pains and trials of life. We want to help each person know the great love, power, and comfort of our God.


How We Can Help

Hospital Visitation
Our Mercy Team visits Salem Alliance attendees who are hospitalized in the Salem-Keizer area. Volunteers make a visit when the church is notified of admittance.

Shut-in Visitation
Our Homebound Team visits Salem Alliance attendees who are no longer able to attend weekend services. Volunteers are connected to specific individuals to befriend and encourage them.

The staff seeks to assist families in planning meaningful services that honor Christ and the deceased. A packet of information is available to you or you could contact the funeral coordinator, Annie Dudley (

Grief & Loss Support Group
A grief and loss support group exists to assist the healing process of those who are grieving. The group meets weekly on Tuesday nights during September through April, and monthly May through August. People may visit and join the group at any time.

Crisis Intervention
The Pastoral Staff seeks to provide support and assistance to Salem Alliance attendees who are experiencing some sort of crisis or extreme need.

Prayer Support
The Pastoral Staff seeks to be available to people who need prayer support and encouragement.

Prayer Follow-up
Volunteers make phone calls to SAC attendees who have been listed on the Prayer and Praise weekly report.

Anyone desiring prayer for healing may request Elders to meet with them to pray for healing.

Financial Help
The Benevolent Fund is available to assist church members after a screening process. Guidelines are established that determine distribution.

Employment Network
The Network seeks to reach out to people in employment transition, helping prepare them to find new employment and spiritual hope and health in Christ during this journey.

Transition and Transformation (T&T)
This ministry matches a mentor with a man or woman who has a history of incarceration and/or addiction issues, helping them to experience hope and health in Christ.

FOR ANY QUESTIONS contact Gordon Bergman, Pastor of Pastoral Care at