Spring Semester Registration

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.

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 21, 2024

Old Testament Survey

In Person Class Options:
NE Heights - Sunday 12:30 pm
Riverside - Sunday 2:00 pm
Riverside - Tuesday 6:30 pm 
Online - Self Guided

Overview: 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.

Instructor: Kevin Gonzales
Length: 14 Sessions
Resources: The Bible; Halley’s Bible Handbook

Practical Theology 

In Person Class Options:
Uptown- Sunday 3:00 pm
Riverside - Sunday 4:00pm 
Riverside - Monday 6:30 pm
Online - Self Guided

Overview: 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.

Instructor: Chris Dreier
Length: 14 Sessions
Resources: Basic Theology, Charles Ryrie

Leadership (2 Part Course) 

Ministry Fundamentals and Self Leadership

In Person Class Options:
Riverside - Sunday 3:00 pm
Uptown - Tuesday 6:30 pm
Online - Self Guided

Ministry Fundamentals

Overview: 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. You will discover how these practices fit within a ministry context, and benefit you in your personal life.

Instructor: John Roberts
Length: 7 Sessions
Resources: Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, Andy Stanley



Overview: 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.

Instructor: Kevin Gonzales
Length: 7 Sessions
Resources: Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald 



Where will classes be held?

Classes are offered In Person for the spring semester.  The locations, dates and times are listed with each course.  You will choose a specific class when registering.  The discussion groups will mentor SALT students in their understanding of the material.

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.