Saturate Austin Institute

Our purpose in Saturate Austin Institute is that through God’s inspired Word, which is useful to teach, correct, and train people for every good work, we would unleash equipped and passionate Christ-followers into every sector of society to reach every man, woman, and child with the Gospel of Jesus. 

Biblical Training & Practical Application for Leaders

“God is unwilling for you to just collect theological information.
He wants that information to be a tool of personal transformation.”
- Paul Tripp, Author & Pastor

Saturate Austin Institute is a training and equipping ministry that is designed to give believers biblical and theological training that will produce personal growth and maximize their effectiveness in their current and future areas of ministry. 

Every follower of Jesus is gifted and called by God to serve others and make a difference with their life. We believe that the local church is the primary place a follower of Jesus is prepared for the service to which God has called them.  We provide an environment that allows people to pursue an intentional and structured understanding of God’s word, so they can be transformed by what they learn and mobilized to saturate greater Austin with the love of Jesus. 

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 participants. It is important that participants leave the program with practical ways to apply what they’ve learned because that’s where we’ll see the greatest impact for the Kingdom.


Spring 2022 Offerings:


  • HCBC Lakeline - Registration Link for classes and childcare: Register Lakeline
    • Bible Study Methods - Feb. 2 - April 6
      • Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
      • Live on site or online via Zoom
    • Leadership Development - Jan. 26 - April 20
      • Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
      • Live on site only
    • Living a Called Life - Feb. 9 - April 6
      • Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
      • Live on site only
  • HCBC Steiner Ranch - Registration Link for class and childcare: Register Steiner Ranch
    • Bible Study Methods - March 6 - May 8
      • Sundays 6:00-7:30 pm

There is a registration fee for each course to cover materials and supplies. Childcare is offered at both locations. Registration required.

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


Core Courses Offered

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. - See more info here

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.

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.

Bible Doctrine Survey

A Survey and summary of ten major doctrines of the Bible including the Trinity, Man, Sin, Salvation, Church, Angels, End Times with an emphasis on knowing God more fully while understanding and practicing sound theology.

Elective Courses Offered

Biblical Worldview

Description coming soon.

Living a Called Life

The task of determining where God has called each of us to serve can be daunting. How do we determine where God desires to use our gifts and strengths? In “Living the Called Life” we will walk through practical steps to determine what areas of ministry God might be calling you into. We will look at how God has wired you in terms of your spiritual gifts, your strengths, and your passions and help you take the next step in living out God’s calling for you in this season of your life. See more info here.

Leadership Development

If God has given you the ability and the opportunity to lead, we want to help you maximize that gift. While we believe God calls people into leadership with a spiritual deposit from the Holy Spirit, we also believe leadership skills can be developed and honed through an intentional understanding of biblical leadership. If you are called to lead, we want to equip you to do so in the best way that you can. See more info here.


Description coming soon.

Comments from SAI Students:

"Through Saturate Austin Institute, I have gained so much more knowledge and clarification of the Bible. Before starting SAI, I did not realize how much information is packed into the Bible. I am much better equipped to lead my student ministry small group. I can now confidently answer questions and lead discussions that I was not able to in the past."

"The class/studies have given me a better understanding of the Bible which helps me not be so shy engaging people about the Bible".

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

"Given me the ability to answer 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 using 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."