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Equipping the next generation of leaders to advance the mission of knowing Christ and making Christ known

Sagebrush Academy of Leader Training (SALT) is an intensive development program to prepare participants for vocational and nonvocational ministry. SALT focuses on key components that are designed to help every participant develop as an individual, a minister and a leader. By investing in your leadership through SALT, your love and knowledge of Jesus Christ will grow in amazing ways.

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Why Register for SALT?

Biblical Training

Pastors and ministry veterans will teach sound doctrine and practical ministry providing students with a greater Christian biblical worldview and understanding of the Bible.

Group Discussion

One of the most meaningful aspects of attending SALT is the camaraderie and relationships built with instructors and other students. Students not only have a blast together, but they can also develop lifelong friendships.

Personal Study

There is a significant amount of reading, research, and personal study time required to successfully complete SALT. We encourage students to take one class and focus on what God is teaching them through that study.

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Fall Semester Courses
August - December 2022

New Testament Survey

In-Person at the Riverside Campus on Sundays at 2 PM
This course provides an overview of the life and ministry of Jesus, the expansion of the Gospel, and the spread of the church. You will review the key characters, big ideas, and key doctrines of the New Testament while gaining practical insights from each book. You will also learn one key word for every book to better remember the purpose and theme of each one.
Books: The Bible; Halley’s Bible Handbook

Christian Apologetics

In-Person at the Riverside Campus on Sundays at 3 PM
The Greek word “apologia” means defense, and Christians in the early church who defended their faith were called “apologists.” These apologists not only defended the Christian faith against other world religions; they defended the Gospel from doctrinal errors within the church. In this course, you will learn the main beliefs and key differences of every major world religion (Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, etc.) and how to defend your faith with practical steps you can take both inside and outside the church.
Book: World Religions and Cults 101, By Bruce Bickel

Leadership Essentials/Servant Leadership

In-Person at the Riverside Campus on Sundays at 4 PM
What are the absolute fundamental aspects of being a great leader? What do great leaders do on a continual basis? And what advice would seasoned ministry leaders give to those of us who are younger and newer in ministry? This course answers those questions by exploring essential areas of leadership that every person in ministry should know.
Books: Developing the Leader Within By: John Maxwell, Lead Like Jesus By: Ken Blanchard

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Where will classes be held?

Classes will be held in-person at the Riverside Campus from 2 - 5 PM. Classes are also available online and will offer discussion groups to mentor SALT students in their understanding of the material. All In-person attendees will have access to online materials.

Is this an accredited program?

Although the school is not currently accredited, the courses provided are on par with many bible college programs around the country.

What is the general time commitment?

Students will need to plan for a time commitment of around 2-3 hours per week per course. This includes time for watching online classes, personal study, and group discussion.

What is my financial commitment?

Students of SALT will be responsible to cover the $50 charge per course for the semester. Most courses will also have book costs associated with the specific course.

Who is the ideal candidate?

A believer who is looking to strengthen their spiritual walk and the time and personal discipline needed to complete college-level classes online. They should be someone who either attends a Sagebrush campus or is dedicated to watching services online.