the local church is the hope of the world

We are passionate about raising leaders. At SALT, our CCI training programme, we offer an effective pathway for your personal leadership development and training for leading in the local church.

The SALT programme is run for one day per week - Thursdays -  over two academic years; from September to June each year.  The location is St Mark's Church, Pearse St, Dublin. 

SALT runs in partnership with associated local churches and will equip you with the biblical foundation and practical skills necessary to lead, build and minister in the local church.

local church internship

Being actively involved in your local church is vital to your training and preparation for ministry in SALT. Our local church internship consists of 3 hours a week in practical ministry time in your church.  This strengthens your partnership and contribution to serving your local church.

All SALT students will receive Leadership Coaching each term focused a personal & leadership growth goal for the term. These goals help students to maximise the time invested and impact of their Local Church Internship.  


The SALT course content focuses on Christ centred leadership and teaching in biblical foundations of faith. All classes are taught by experienced local church leaders, currently engaged with changing the landscape of the Church in Ireland. There are four modules taught per term. We estimate that 1½ to 2 hours of study a week is necessary to complete each module successfully. Each module has specific learning outcomes. Modules have different methods of assessment including written assignments, book reviews, exams and/or presentations.

The academic requirements for CCI ordination are met through this course. 


All SALT students have the opportunity to experience ministry beyond their local context in our CCI team placement. This mandatory placement allows students to contribute to CCI national conferences and key events through-out the year. Each student will function as a team player, team leader or leader of leaders, widening their experience in preparation for future ministry.

Each term has a CCI TEAM PLACEMENT WEEK:                                                                                        Term 1 ORIENTATION                                                                                                                                      Term 2 CCI Leadership Conference ‘PLANTING HEAVEN’                                                                      Term 3 CCI National Conference ‘MVMNT’.                                                                                                    (Please note all SALT Students are required to fill in a Garda vetting forms as part of placements.)



3 intakes each year : Sept : Jan : April

Apply for our next intake today!