The Church is looking for “a special course on leadership development: how to identify leaders; how to develop them. They would be teamed up as trainers, go back and be a focus in their localities. For example, someone from Rukungiri can coordinate in the diocese. If it can happen at the colleges as well that would be good.” Canon Johnson Ebong when in his post as Provincial Mission Coordinator, Church of Uganda (27 Jan 2003)

The four areas below indicate and explain the structure of the work, including its main areas of activity and impact.

1. Programme coordination and curriculum development

This is the force behind BUILD – ensuring organisation and growth. Programme coordination and curriculum development are essential for the health of the BUILD programme, so that it is well managed and resourced. BUILD coordinators, trainers and local facilitators work in this capacity in different ways, but the coordinators lead this work of oversight.

2. Formal training-of-trainers

This is the foundation of BUILD – training leaders to train others. Formal training-of-trainers is designed to produce well equipped trainers for the programme. This is sometimes done in partnership with colleges, training projects or networks of churches. These trainers then train participants and local facilitators in local BUILD initiatives. In the process they are directly equipped for more effective ministry.

3. Non-formal training of participants and local facilitators

This is the focus of BUILD – equipping grassroots pastors to serve. Non-formal BUILD training is done in the setting of a local BUILD group. The participants are grassroots pastors and church leaders – the target group of the BUILD programme – who are encouraged in and equipped for ministry. These groups are at the heart of the programme. They follow the BUILD curriculum and recognition takes place at the appropriate local level.

These groups are led by those who have been formally trained as trainers, or by local facilitators. Local facilitators are promising participants who have received further training from the trainers – they emerge to help strengthen and multiply these local groups.

4. Informal training of other local church leaders and members

This is the fruit of BUILD – transforming leaders, churches and communities. An important outcome is the informal training that is encouraged through relationships at the local level. Those who have participated in the non-formal training encourage others. They might use BUILD materials or simply the BUILD principles. They might have group meetings or mentor individuals.

Lives, churches and communities are transformed by the training, with a wide variety of impacts as the gospel is proclaimed in word and deed.


A document that captures, explains and develops this structure can be accessed from the Downloads page.