BILD Partners & Local Mentors

A BILD Partner is a church, church network, or ministry organization that has at least one recognized local mentor for the purpose of using the BILD resources for church-based theological education.

A BILD local mentor is someone recognized by a church, church network, or ministry organization as having responsibility for leadership development of their existing and emerging leaders. They have taken part in Initial Training and/or been assessed and recognized for their basic knowledge of BILD, BILD resources, and CBTE skills. They also participate in Ongoing Training and Coaching to retain their recognition as Local Mentors. A local mentor commends students to Antioch School programs (no one is admitted without commendation) and supports church-based mentoring (such as use of BILD Life and Ministry Development tools and providing feedback on work in BILD Cloud).

Contact us if you want to learn more about what it means to use BILD resources in your church, church network, or ministry organization

In order to be recognized as a BILD local mentor, one must participate in and/or be assessed in relation to the following:

  • BILD history and distinctives (philosophy, resources, network)
  • BILD network (North American, Urban Initiative, CityChurch Initiative, Global Partners)
  • BILD resources: First Principles, Leadership Series courses, Paradigm Papers and Encyclicals, MAP, Life(n).
  • BILD programs: BILD Institute, Antioch School.
  • CBTE skills: Doing portfolio assessment (in BILD Cloud), Leading Socratic discussion, Designing practicum, Developing Ministry Philosophy and Strategy, Mentoring, Reading/Writing.

Training of BILD Local Mentors is offered online upon request. Please contact us with any questions and to schedule your Initial Training.


BILD Local Mentor Initial Training Plan

Questionnaire - Introducing BILD

Questionnaire - Introducing the Antioch School