The School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) is a leadership development strategy aimed at equipping serving pastors with the insights, knowledge and skills which enable them to effectively lead their congregations on the journey toward daily discipleship and spiritual maturity. At the current time, SALT Schools are operating at King of Kings Church, Mbarara, Uganda. A total of 6 SALT schools have been completed and over 200 graduates released into ministry.

Salt School

The Focus is upon:

  1. The leader's personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and growth toward spiritual maturity.
  2. The leader's heart and attitudes as a person and as a leader. (Issues of Character & Integrity)
  3. The leader's developing understanding of the Word of God.
  4. The leader's role as a godly, servant leader of the people of God.
  5. The leader's effectiveness as one who equips the people of God for their work of ministry.

Operating verse:

"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable men who will be qualified to teach others." 2 Timothy 2:2

Dr GavinKey Principles of SALT

There are three key principles involved in the outworking of this vision:

  • Model: Teachers who are experienced leaders and who are able to teach out of life and ministry experience
  • Teach: Curriculum which gives a balance of personal challenge, Biblical insight and practical application.
  • Mentor: An ongoing relationship which facilitates accountability & continued development.

On Completion

Students who complete the SALT course are awarded a Diploma of Christian Leadership.

SALT in Operation

SALT requires a fixed group of at least 60 – 80 students who are committed to participating in each of the 6 sessions of the school over a period of 2 to 3 years.

  1. Students: It is envisaged that those invited to be part of the SALT strategy will be serving pastors who have recognized ministries and a good personal reputation.
    • They should be Faithful, Available and Teachable people
    • They should have a vision to make disciples and develop leaders
    • They must be willing to make a commitment to attend SALT school as a priority
    • They must be willing to do set memory and mentoring work between each phase of the SALT school
    • They must be willing to make a significant personal financial contribution to the cost of attending the School

  2. TeachersTeachers: LttN Ministries will provide teachers who are experienced pastors and Christian leaders and who are able to impart life not simply teach facts.
    • LttN will ensure that teachers have some cultural understanding
    • LttN will ensure that the teaching is relevant to the local situation
    • LttN will seek to ensure that schools are conducted at least twice each year over 2 to 3 years.

  3. Operation: The following are important for the operation of each SALT school:
    • The school commences at 9.00am Monday and concludes at 3.00pm on Friday. Students travelling from distances need to arrive the previous day and depart on the day following conclusion of the school.
    • Students are expected to attend all classes unless specifically released by the school faculty. This is a school not a seminar and a detailed class attendance record maintained by the faculty.
    • Wherever possible provision should be made for students to stay at the site of the school. Those commuting to their homes must be at the teaching location on time each morning.
    • In order to receive the Diploma of Christian Leadership, students must:
      • Attend no less than 80 percent of all classes
      • Actively participate in the classes
      • Satisfactorily complete all Scripture Memory work, mentoring and other assignments set by the teaching faculty
  4. Curriculum: The teaching will aim to provide a consecutive and balanced curriculum covering personal spiritual development, Biblical understanding and practical insights for leadership and ministry. The following is an indication of some of the subjects that may be part of a SALT School curriculum. We maintain a degree of flexibility to enable the course to be adapted to the specific needs of different groups of students and different church and cultural situations:
    • Personal FormationPersonal Spiritual Development
      • Personal discipleship and the journey toward spiritual maturity
      • Personal devotional life and spiritual disciplines
      • Healing the inner person
    • Biblical Insights
      • Overview of the Old and New Testament Scriptures
      • The Character of God and the Names of God
      • The Life and Person of Jesus Christ
      • Study of some aspects of individual books and letters of the Bible
    • Discipleship and Mentoring
      • Understanding spiritual nurture and discipling of young believers
      • Mentoring Potential Leader
    • Specific Areas of Ministry Equipping
      • Perspectives on Christian Leadership
      • Memorizing the Scripture
      • Pastoring Prophets and Prophetic Ministry.
      • Biblical and practical foundations of Spiritual Warfare
      • Christian Stewardship
      • Preparing for Preaching Ministry
      • Evangelism and Personal Soul Winning
  5. BooksBooks and Notes: Materials in the form of books and printed notes will be available for some subjects. Where possible these will be provided in both English and the vernacular language of the majority of the students in the SALT School . Students may be asked to contribute to the cost of these materials.