Equipping Emerging Ministry Leaders

The School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) at Hope International University (HIU) is a partnership with churches that equips emerging leaders with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and relevant ministry. Courses are conveniently delivered via distance education and offer a collaborative student learning environment, designed to be instantly applicable to real-life ministry situations.

SALT students learn from seasoned, well-respected ministry experts through convenient on-demand videos. Guest lecturers -- such as Bob Russell, Gene Appel, Jeff Vines, Chuck Booher, Todd Clark, Rick Rusaw, and more – share their extensive knowledge and first-hand experiences, teaching invaluable principles for exceptional ministry leadership.

While HIU’s online courses are known for being highly interactive, SALT takes it one step further by identifying a leader within your church who will serve as the on-site mentor. This person provides additional guidance and encouragement as student’s progress through the ministry certificate program.

Through SALT courses, leaders strengthen their practical ministry skills and spiritual health, and form a strong Biblical foundation from which to serve others. Ministry staff, interns, and church members will all benefit from SALT courses.

SALT Program Features

  • Biblically based professional and personal enrichment
  • Practical relevance and application for life and ministry
  • Efficient format (5-8 week courses)
  • Learn from highly qualified faculty and experienced ministry experts
  • Online and/or on-site mentoring
  • Accredited undergraduate or graduate units
  • Just $1200 for 12-unit Certificate ($100/credit)
  • May be completed in as little as 12 months