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We all want to lead our church, business, ministry, team, and even our own lives in the right way. Does the Bible teach a bulletproof leadership system that can really do that? 

We believe the Bible is crystal clear about leadership just as much as any other subject, but what so many people struggle with is how to lead and to build the Body of Christ.

The Church Building System (or “TCBS”) has been developed to help Church Leaders clearly understand how to actually lead with the responsibility God has given them. 

John F. GRunewald

John Grunewald has been a Pastor in the USA and Germany where he learned how important a leadership system was in order to build the church.


Now he is the director of Bible Schools all over Europe and Africa and the #1 way they have seen growth is through the teaching and execution of The Church Building System.


David Scholing

David Scholing has a background in high-level athletics and then later became a Pastor in The Netherlands.


He now spends his time coaching, teaching, and training church leaders. He is a developer, consultant, and trainer for The Church Building System. His goal is to get this framework to as many people as possible.


What is the church building system?

So many people in leadership struggle knowing how to execute what the Bible says... which can be really frustrating. We believe that everyone should know the steps they need to take in order to build the Church successfully.


The Church Building System (or “TCBS”) is a Biblical framework for leadership. It is a complete system that teaches someone how to be an effective leader.

What is TCBS?

Subjects covered in standard workshops:

  • Foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11)
    How can we have long lasting power and influence without a solid Basis? Jesus Christ is The Foundation for every believer, church and ministry. Which is there to support a structure, the Body of Christ. TCBS is able to show what a foundational system looks like for personal and organizational purposes.
  • The Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12)
    How are we to build from having laid a solid foundation? Unfortunately, many believers and churches only know about parts of the foundational system, TCBS is able to show all elements and how to move from there to actual leading and building a Body of the gifted, anointed and called ones.
  • God = Team (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
    How can we effectively cooperate according to each one’s ability? We are the House of Christ (Hebrews 3:6) and together we form the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12-16). If God functions as a team, so should we all participate in serving Him. TCBS believes this way much more can be done at the same time.
  • Team Membership (1 Corinthians 3:9)
    How does a team differ from a group of people doing things together? It’s about being great team players first in order to be effective laborers together with God & each other. TCBS has a heart to do the will of God + to see an increase of it in the world, creating more understanding of this vital part of His Kingdom.
  • Different Teams (Acts 6:1-7)
    Did you know the Lord Jesus Christ made different teams in order to proceed His ministry (Luke 9:1-2, Luke 10:1-2)? Different teams are needed for different purposes. Like a house often has more floors or sections for different purposes. TCBS can show in a brief and clear overview how this looks like.
  • Skill Sets (Romans 12:4-5)
    Do you realize that even though abilities reveal what something is and can do, yet they still need to be developed? We all have different abilities, natural and spiritual (talents and gifting should strengthen one another). TCBS likes to reveal which kind of skill sets are important for life & church progression.
  • Potentials (Galatians 4:19)
    Can you see that discipleship is not only about teaching or preaching, but also about training, coaching and mentoring? This can only be done when potentials are seen and given opportunities for experience. TCBS can reveal important ingredients to recognize, utilize and develop potential laborers and leaders.
  • Leadership Development (1 Timothy 3:1-2)
    How much concerning leadership is passed onto others usually? So often we have to kind of figure it out by ourselves. We believe we can learn much from each one’s experiences. TCBS believes it’s not only important to share information, but we also like to be of a blessing concerning keeping in touch about how it’s being applied.
  • Producing (Colossians 1:27-28)
    Do you believe teamwork and leadership are a vital part of discipleship as well? We believe the ministry of the Lord and the Body of Christ (Acts 6:1-7 and Ephesians 4:11-16) are showing us this. TCBS would like to help out by showing how to make more laborers and leaders for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
  • Organizational Structure (Hebrews 11:10)
    Can you see that our God is a Builder, Maker and Creator and He often works with a system to do so (like Genesis 1-2)? TCBS believes that many things have to come by God’s grace and organic growth, but since we are His Body, this will go much better and faster when the right structures are known and at place.
  • Culture (2 Timothy 2:2)
    How much of the church culture is actually established by leadership? Leadership is having influence and the style determines much about how things are being done, run and accomplished. TCBS wants to strengthen leaders in how to discover, disciple and deploy a Godly kind of culture within every team.
  • Strategy (Acts 20:28)
    How to become very conscious about building and how to organize/function with teams? It requires some important steps. Also, some challenges will come along with growth, change and a heart for progression. TCBS is there for churches and leaders to reveal Biblical ways, steps and strategies to make this happen.
  • Support (1 Thessalonians 2:8)
    Do you know it’s of vital importance to be open, honest and vulnerable to speak about mistakes just as much as victories? Leaders experience a high sense of responsibility, which is not always as easy as it may look like on the outside. TCBS opens up in this with interactive teaching, webinars and seminars.
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