Institutes and Partnerships

Hope International University is associated with a number of Institutes to provide students with cutting-edge, professional opportunities for learning and professional development.

School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT)

Through the School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) Hope International University partners with churches to develop effective servant leaders within the local congregation. For this program, the University has developed a series of short but meaty online courses designed to strengthen the biblical foundation, ministry skills, and emotional and spiritual health of emerging Christian leaders. The title "SALT" evokes Jesus' reminder that his disciples should be "the salt of the earth."

Crossmont Institute

The Crossmont Bible Institute (CBI) is an educational institution that prepares leaders for Christian ministry in Latino-Hispanic churches. We pedagogically align with HIU's College of Ministry and Biblical Studies, from where our vision and theological views comes. CBI grants two certificates: Certificate of Christian Ministry and Advanced Certificate of Christian Ministry, offering extension classes online as well as at multiple locations in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. CBI instructors each hold a masters or doctorate degree, and are ordained ministers with extensive Christian ministry experience. CBI is under the umbrella of Morning Star Christian Church in Montclair, California.

Londen Institute

The Londen Institute for Evangelism provides evangelism and church planting materials in a variety of accessible formats—conferences, seminars, online courses, and other resources. Founder and benefactor of the Londen Institute, Mr. Jack Londen, is deeply committed to world evangelism and church planting and Hope International University shares his vision to equip men and women with the skills necessary to effectively communicate the Gospel. Mr. Londen's generosity makes these important resources possible, giving the church access to some of the most current thinking and most recognized leaders in the church today.

Reasons Institute

Reasons To Believe (RTB) is an international, interdenominational ministry dedicated to demonstrating that science and faith are allies rather than enemies ( The Reasons Institute (RI) is an innovative distance-learning program from RTB that provides Christians with practical, Bible-based coursework primarily in the area of science and apologetics. Hope International University has entered into a partnership with RTB that allows students taking coursework through the Reasons Institute to receive academic credit for those courses from Hope International University. This arrangement creates additional elective options for Hope students while also providing credit options for Reasons Institute students.