HIU’s SALT Program Meets Needs in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Hope International University has partnered with North Boulevard Church of Christ in Tennessee to host a program that connects church leaders and HIU curriculum. This program, School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT), is a platform for church leaders across the nation to strengthen their practical ministry skills and spiritual health, and form a strong Biblical foundation from which to serve others. This program offers curriculum developed by HIU faculty to partnering churches. The church and university partner in teaching and hosting class sessions and offers accredited units to either transfer or earn a certificate of completion of the SALT program.
Since North Boulevard’s implementation of SALT in the fall of 2015, there are about 30 students on track to earn certificates by the end of this term. The students are currently in their third class and are very appreciative of the cultural understandings that have been brought into discussion regarding scripture. The opportunity to dialog with fellow church leaders about class content also adds value to this program. Combining low cost and fully transferable accreditation, the SALT program has been a perfect match for North Boulevard.
The hundreds of certificates earned in recent years demonstrates that this is the program that the church community has been eagerly awaiting. Hope currently hosts SALT programs in multiple states, offering certificates in ministry as well as business.