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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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Spring Semester Courses
Starts January 2023

Old Testament Survey

Sundays from 2-3:00 pm starting January 22 at the Riverside campus
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Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm starting January 24 at the Riverside campus

This course is designed to take you on a fast-paced journey through every book of the Old Testament where you will learn the key characters, main themes, theological concepts, understand how the Old Testament points to Jesus and practical applications from each book. In addition, you will memorize one key word for each book of the Old Testament in order to help you with remembering the main theme or purpose for every book.
Books: The Bible; Halley’s Bible Handbook

Practical Theology

Sundays from 3-4:00 pm starting January 22 at the Riverside campus
One of the most important things for a Christian to understand is the doctrines found systematically within the Bible. In this course, you will spend time exploring the core areas of basic Christian theology such as the Trinity, the purpose of the Church, end times, salvation, sin, and much more. This course will provide participants with a foundation of key beliefs of the historic Christian faith.
Basic Theology, Charles Ryrie

Ministry Fundamentals (includes Self Leadership)

Sundays from 4-5:00 pm starting January 22 at the Riverside campus
In his breakthrough book, Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, Andy Stanley shares seven irreducible requirements for those in ministry who want to make the greatest impact for Christ. At Sagebrush we follow these seven tried-and-true practices and they have become a significant part of why we’ve grown through the years. Not only will you discover how these practices fit within a ministry context, but also how they can benefit you in your personal life as well.

It’s been said that you cannot effectively lead others until you first lead yourself. Self Leadership is a course that will help you understand the importance of developing personal health in areas like time management, personal rest, and even your finances. With the benefit of Bible-based resources and practical assignments, this course will enable you to experience true change.
Books: Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, Andy Stanley and Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald

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Where will classes be held?

Classes will be held in-person at the Riverside Campus Sundays from 2 - 5 PM. Old Testament Survey will also be offered Tuesdays starting January 24th at 6:30 pm at the Riverside Campus. 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 $30 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.

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