Here are the highlights of the history of the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development:
In 1972 Jeff Reed sought to develop his ministry gifts in the context of a local church ministry.
In 1975 Reed was commissioned by the elders of Ontario Bible Church (formerly Ontario Baptist Church, then Oakwood Road Church, now CityChurch of Ames-Des Moines) to develop resources that would allow others in the church to go through a similar process of being equipped for ministry that would be similar to his experience.
In 1986 BILD International (Biblical Institute of Leadership Development) was formalized to advance the philosophy of church-based theological education, provide resources to support church-based theological education efforts, and help network individuals and organizations doing church-based theological education.
In 2006 the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development (hereafter called “Antioch School”) was established.
In 2010, the Antioch School received its initial accreditation.
For more information, see the Handbook pages 7 to 8