The United Methodist Church has several layers:
- Circuit, comprised of several local churches joined together. Salem United Methodist Church is in Circuit #14, a cluster of churches in the Kenosha area. Together, we team up to do ministry for the county.
- District, Groups of churches in geographical area are organized to form a district. Salem UMC is in the Metro South District.
- Conference. There are 63 conferences in the United States, 59 in Africa, Europe and the Phillipines. Salem UMC is in the Wisconsin Conference.
- Jurisdictional, In the U.S. Conferences are arranged into 5 Jurisdictions. Salem UMC is in the North Central Jurisdiction.
The United Methodist Church maintains an extensive Web site with more information about all aspects of Methodism: