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  • NT 100 Revamp

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  • Best of Both

    How do we keep the best of both worlds? How can we retain the favorable features of traditional classroom teaching within a new delivery format? That is the challenge before us now as we evaluate the video course we had des...

  • Where are Your Eyes?

    We typically share in these monthly emails about what is happening “over here” in Asia. In this new era of COVID-19, however, there is no over here and over there. We are all in the same little boat, drifting and ...

  • Grace in the Time of Pandemic

    “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9, ESV) COVID-19 is not the only novelty! Despite suspensions of SALT trainings ...

  • Still but not Idle

    Like you, we have been learning what it means, quite literally, to “be still and know that I am God” during this pandemic. All national trainings have been suspended since January. During this difficult time, we h...

  • Facing Headwinds

    Blown off course by the coronavirus outbreak, all SALT trainings have been suspended since Chinese New Year with no telling when they can resume. Nonetheless, as re-directed by the “Holy Wind,” our local trainers ...

  • A Milestone to Celebrate

    At the start of this Chinese New Year, rejoice with us over the completed first year of our Three-Year Certificate Program! Comprised of five core plus four elective courses, this Program provides systematic biblical training...

  • All Things New!

    “Behold,” God says, “I am making all things new!” As we celebrate the New Year, we remember that God is in the business of renewal. He continues to do new things in very old places. Exhibit A for us is...

  • Training for the Future in Nepal

    Imagine a chaotic maze of muddy, trash-strewn streets and air so thick with dust and vehicle exhaust it almost hurts to breathe. Imagine maroon-clad monks and backpack-toting foreigners making a slow circuit around Asia’...

  • BSS 2 Field Test . . . at last!

    Five to six years ago, David noticed a changing demand among national church leaders. Our old course, Bible Study Methods 1 & 2, was not being effectively used. As a seminary graduate himself, he knew the critical value ...

  • Stepping Up

    When Joseph stepped into the leadership role in January 2018, he and the team were facing two immediate problems: *The “weather” across the country would soon turn bad. How much would this hinder communication, tr...

  • With God all Things are Possible

    2019 has been a turning point for SALT. We significantly altered our training strategy with a new training program and officially commissioned a new core team to lead this new effort. In spite of daunting circumstances, the t...

  • God is our Strength and Salvation

    Increasingly harsh and unpredictable weather conditions have become the norm in 2019. Again and again local weather storms have flared up interrupting our national team efforts. Thankfully there have been no injuries. Constan...

  • Wonderful Students

    Ringo has been part of our curriculum team for more than 10 years. Rarely does our curriculum staff serve as a trainer. Volunteering to co-teach a SALT course was a big challenge and risk for him. He would have to teach in a ...

  • No Place for Slackers!

    Good students come from rigorous teachers – a Chinese proverb  Here is a glimpse of what “rigorous” SALT training looks like. Joseph, one of our senior teachers, maintains a very high standard for his s...

  • 100 Steps

    Here in Hong Kong God is opening doors for us to contribute to local church spiritual growth programs. In the coming months our staff will be teaching more classes in local HK churches.  In some instances, we discover people...

  • A Teacher’s Dream: Teachable Attitudes

    I was more than a bit nervous. I’m not normally a teacher. My primary work is editing and sometimes contributing as a writer. To make it worse, the “students” were very different than me. The majority were l...

  • New Program Launched

    The long Spring Festival holiday has ended and SALT’s trainings are gearing up once again in the Far East. Late last year we began testing the waters for implementing a new 3-year certificate program for networks of chu...

  • Uphold the Line

    2018 was a volatile year with increasingly strict limitations put on some of our activities. Other organizations have felt the pinch as well. Thank God that SALT training continues to develop and in spite of these limitations...

  • A New Chapter for Cary

    Life is a book being written every day. As I have gotten older, I have realized that there are not just phrases in the writ of my life. There are sentences, with a full stop. There are paragraphs and sections and chapters. An...

  • Pushing Ahead

    The Chinese churches in East Asia are facing new challenges. Systematic training is becoming more and more difficult. In the past two months, we have also experienced disturbances at some training sites during teaching sessio...

  • Divine Housecleaning

    The booming voice came from outside, announcing he was a government official and was there to inspect the inside of the church. A training event had just gotten underway and the “inspection to see if the national flag was h...

  • Moving Forward

    In spite of new restrictions, we are moving forward with increased intentionality! Since February, when new restrictions were implemented across the country, we have been exploring new training opportunities in East Asia. We ...

  • Navigate, Plan, Construct

    As we are navigating transitions in the team and planning new strategies, a pleasant surprise appeared on our radar screen. Emily, a former colleague, contacted us last month with unexpected news. While chatting with one of ...

  • Passing the Baton

    “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2 Over the past 20 years, this verse has been the core of SALT...