Most of today’s church leaders serve the growing churches of the non-Western world. It is impossible to overstate the importance of these local leaders for the current health and future prospects of the global church.
The majority serve in a part-time or spare-time capacity, which means the bulk remain untrained or poorly-trained – they cannot afford the time or the money for full-time training. Even if they could, traditional patterns would not cope with the nature or scale of this capacity building challenge the church faces.
BUILD (‘Biblical Understanding for In-service Leadership Development’) is one response to this crisis. It is an outstanding one that will not only reduce the leadership deficit directly, but will also inspire and shape other initiatives.
Why do we believe that to be the case? BUILD has its roots in the Church of Uganda, which means that local leaders have shaped it, own it and are spreading it further afield. In other words, BUILD has impetus and impact because it all began with their story >>