The Practicals

Who can attend?

Anyone who is passionate about building church! We have no formal or academic entry requirements. So if you are keen to grow personally, develop as a leader and deepen your beliefs so as to be a better church builder, you are welcome to join us.

You can register and start your Building Church Dynamics course at any of 4 entry points: September, November, January, March


Saturday School Units will take place on:


Unit 5 – January 12th

Unit 6 – February 9th

Unit 7 – March 9th

Unit 8 – April 6th

Unit 9 – May 11th

Unit 10 – June 8th

Summer Break

Unit 1 – September 14th

Unit 2 – October 12th

Unit 3 – November 9th

Unit 4 – December 7th


Unit 5 – January 12th

Unit 6 – February 9th

Unit 7 – March 8th

Unit 8 – April 4th

Unit 9 – May 10th

Unit 10 – June 10th

Summer Break

Unit 1 – September 13th

Unit 2 – October 11th

Unit 3 – November 8th

Unit 4 – December 6th


The Building Church Academy is currently based at:

The Edge Centre

Phone: 01942 244460


The Edge Centre is conveniently located just off the M6, M62 and M61 motorways and has lots of parking.


Each Saturday consists of a varied range of inputs including material from all three modules of the core curriculum and one or more of the guest ministries.

The packed programme starts at 09.30 and runs through to 16.00 on each Saturday.

Coffee, tea, cold drinks and biscuits are provided in each break, as part of the programme. Lunch can be purchased from Postcode, the on-site Café, other nearby outlets or students can bring a packed lunch.


Students graduate with a Building Church Dynamics Certificate of Completion in recognition of their hard work. To gain the certificate students must have attended all ten Saturday schools (unless absences were agreed in advance), completed the assignment tasks and have paid their course fee in full.

Pastoral Support

Students are encouraged to attend the Building Church Academy with the support of their local church pastor and to keep them informed of their progress.


The Building Church Dynamics Course Fee is:

  • £450 if paid in full at the start
  • £490 if paid in instalments
  • Plus a £20 registration fee

Payment options

  1. Payment in full at the commencement of the course £450
  2. A part payment of £250 at the start of the course followed by six monthly payments of £40 per Saturday School. Total payable £490

The course fee includes all tuition, fees for DISC personality profiling, any resources given to students and drinks during breaks.

In addition, a non-refundable registration fee of £20 is paid when you register your intention to attend.

How to register

Please complete the online registration form and submit it with your £20 registration fee to the BCA office.

You will receive a confirmation email giving more details about your course and direct contact details for more information should you require it.