Welcome to the online home of the

Building Church

Our aim is to help you grow a big life, be a better leader and become a skilful church builder. We do this by providing quality, structured training for anyone wanting to grow in their faith and better serve their local church community.

The Church is God’s address where you live, the agent of his Kingdom advance in the world and the tangible expression of his love for lost people. That’s why it is so important we build it well. Thriving, Jesus-centred churches are the hope of the world!

If you share our passion for building God’s House and want to do it better, take a look through our site and discover how you can join like-minded fellow builders on one of our courses. We offer:

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  • ServingChurches


  • RaisingLeaders


  • GrowingLives


Check out what the Students have to say about Building Church Academy

  • Building Church

    A rolling, 10 Unit, monthly Saturday School with flexible entry points.

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  • Building Church

    How to build God’s House with skill and wisdom.

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  • Growing Stronger

    Equipping you to grow as a person and leader.

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  • Digging Deeper

    Establishing strong Theological foundations.

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  • @StephenMatthew_

    "This VERY good book by @jaykimthinks should be read by every serious church builder and leader. ⁣ ⁣ He is PRO digital and PRO analog, seeking the radical middle ground on which to build genuine church community. Essential reading for all who believe the future is hybrid. ⁣ "