A Global Network of Leaders and Churches Committed to "the Way of Christ and His Apostles"

We are a worldwide network of leaders who are passionate about following this way of Christ and His Apostles, focused on establishing our churches, our networks of churches, and helping others in the network—returning the Church to its New Testament roots.

A Worldwide Network

Over the past 30 years, BILD has matured into a worldwide network comprised of:

  • Partner Hubs
  • Networks of Partners
  • Individual Partners

These network components are linked together by BILD Associates–leaders who move in and amongst these churches, church networks, and church-planting movements for their establishment and the ongoing progress of the gospel in their villages, towns, cities, countries, and ultimately their civilizations.

9 Civilizations Strategy

We are continuing to develop a network of leaders and partnerships with church-planting movements in each of the following civilizations:

  • Western
  • Latin America
  • African
  • Islamic
  • Sinic
  • Hindu
  • Orthodox
  • Buddhist
  • Japanese

BILD Partners Across the World

The BILD Network, curriculum, and resources are used across the world to plant, establish, and multiply churches.

  • Africa
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kosovo
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia
  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Global Cities Strategy

The key to the expansion of the Church around the globe.

The Global/Shadow Cities Strategy is focused on developing the next generation of church leaders who will plant, establish and shepherd the churches that will spontaneously multiply and transform the global cities of the world.

Shadow Cities:

Shadow Cities describes the slums and shantytowns that grow a squatters flock to the world’s urban centers seeking economic benefit. This mass migration often dwarfs or overshadows existing cities. The paradigm of community, property, church, and religion is being challenged.

  • Today, 1 in 6 billion lives in slums
  • In 2030, 2 of 7 billion will live in slums
  • By 2050, 3 of 9 billion will live in slums

Global Cities:

Today the road to global church expansion runs through major metropolitan cities. Global Cities hold great economic, political and cultural power. They dominate finance and trade and have become the New Roman Road. The Roman Road included approximately 30 major cities that were vital to the stability and expansion of the Roman Empire during its reign and influence. For Paul, it became the cornerstone for spontaneous, spirit-directed gospel growth in the first century A.D.

Global Cities Strategy

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Developing a Program With BILD

In general, there are five types of networks that partner with BILD International to build Type I–V leadership training programs.

  1. An Association or Denomination of Churches. A network designed within the infrastructure of an association or denomination, fully interfaced and integrated with all formal theological education structures.
  2. Church-Planting Movement or Consortium of Churches and/or Mission Agencies. A network designed by a consortium of different associations/denominations of churches and mission agencies and/or training organizations/institutions.
  3. A Theological Seminary or Bible College. A network designed by a seminary or Bible college serving as a resource network for an identified cluster of churches.
  4. Church-Supporting Mission Agency. A network designed within a mission agency for the purpose of equipping its missionaries to establish BILD programs on their fields or to help their network of churches become fully established, through building BILD programs within their churches.
  5. An “Antioch Church.” A network designed by a strategic church’s leadership team, following the ancient Antioch and Alexandrian examples, that develops a BILD program fully within the sphere of ministry or stewardship of that local church.