Saturate Austin Institute

Purpose of Saturate Austin Institute

The Saturate Austin Institute (SAI) exists to equip people to saturate Greater Austin with the love of Jesus.

Biblical Training & Practical Application for Leaders

We believe that the local church is the primary place a follower of Jesus is prepared for the service God has called them to. The local church is the place to receive the biblical, theological, and practical development necessary to step into God’s call and a life of impact. Every follower of Jesus is gifted and called by God to serve others and make a difference with their life. SAI is the place to receive that biblical and theological training.

SAI is not a typical Bible Study class. Although we do study the Bible, the goal of each course is to see the biblical and theological instruction lived out by our students. It’s not enough to take the class for head knowledge but to be used to impact others.

SAI trains and unleashes passionate Christ-followers into every sector of society to serve as church planters, missionaries, pastors, elders, and effective kingdom-minded leaders. SAI grads serve in the local and global church, in their neighborhoods, and workplaces.

If you sense God’s call to be more effective for Jesus in your neighborhood, in your workplace, or some other ministry context, then Saturate Austin is for you. Please contact us below with questions and look for course offerings as they become available each Fall and Spring Semester.

The cost of registration for each course is $30 to cover manuals and materials. The next course we are offering is Bible Doctrine Survey will be hosted on-site at the HCBC Austin Lakeline Location and On-line through Zoom beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021. This 11 week course is open to all new and returning Saturate Austin Students. Please click here to register. 

Starting Fall 2021, SAI will be offering elective courses in addition to our Core Classes to better address and equip our Leaders for the future. On September 1 begins our first class on Biblical Worldviews. This 11-week course is for all previous participants and graduates in the SAI program. Find out more information about this course in the video below. Class held on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 at the HCBC Lakeline Campus. Please click here to register. 

For further questions please contact Laurie Carlson at: [email protected]


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Comments from SAI Students:

"It’s has provided me a better understanding of how the God of the Old Testemant loved us just as he does now. It’s equipment to share the love of Jesus more boldly, specifically at work. It encouraged me to enhance me quiet times with deeper study and build a stronger community of believers around me."

"Given me the ability to answer the some tough questions about reconciling "God's wrath and judgment in the Old Testament with the love that is shown in the New Testament"

"I kept catching myself use what I learned from class as helpful information while leading my small group. I also have a much better overall understanding of sermons, devotionals, and other reading I do when the Old Testament is used for part of the lesson plan."

Courses Offered

View a description of our courses below.

Old Testament Survey

A broad overview and survey of the Old Testament designed to emphasize the structure, theme and message of the Old Testament and each of its 39 individual books in order to provide understanding of God’s self revelation and His plan of redemption.

Bible Study Methods

The foundational course where you will be introduced to some of the many aspects of biblical interpretation and learn to discern what Scripture says, what it means, and how it can be applied. You’ll gain a fresh understanding of God’s Word and the confidence to share it in whatever capacity you serve.

Bible Doctrine Survey

A Survey and summary of the ten major doctrines of the Bible with an emphasis on knowing God more fully while understanding and practicing sound theology.

New Testament Survey

An overview survey of the New Testament focusing on the author, theme, purpose, structure and basic content of each individual book and relating each book to the whole Bible. Strong emphasis is also given to the application message of each book.