Baptist International Leadership Development Ministry (BILDM) is an 501(c)(3) organization formed in the state of Ohio in 2003. The institute and some if it’s training has been available and used since the late 1970’s. Douglas A Kossel, Ph.D. is currently the President and Director.
Dr. Kossel has been involved with church ministries either full time or part time for over 35 years. He has worked with missionaries and churches worldwide and has helped develop a couple of Bible institutes, mission programs, businesses and has produced a number of Bible Institute syllabuses, Sunday School materials and various leadership training materials and resources. He currently has a tax preparation and consulting business specializing in nonprofit issues. He has used his businesses over the years to help support his ministry work.
You can contact the ministry through this website.
Baptist International Leadership Development Ministry (BILDM) & Baptist International School of the Scriptures (BISOS) are ministries of training, helps and resources for the local churches, missionaries and individuals. The goal of the ministry is to provide the resources to help in the training, strengthening, encouraging and development of ministry leaders world wide.
BISOS is where we currently have the primary emphasis, because the need is great for good fundamental materials and training. Training our current leaders and our upcoming leaders in the doctrinal foundations of the Word of God is necessary. To strengthen their foundations in the Word of God is our requirement, PS. 71:17-18. Churches are becoming more apostate every day and many do not even understand what they are doing is wrong. The preaching and teaching of the whole Word of God has been dropped by the wayside years ago. The Bible is only partially taught in the churches today for fear of upsetting or offending someone. All the while there are thousands that die daily only to spend eternity in Hell. Very few Christians attend Bible School to become a missionary or any type full time worker. Many former Bible colleges are no more than liberal arts colleges today.
The ministry will also be providing churches with training resources for their staff, including helps with solid adult Sunday School materials. We will also be providing tax and accounting help to the ministry as requested. This is another area that many churches are having problems in understanding what they are supposed to do and then how to do it. We have been helping churches in these areas for over 25 years.
The last area of the ministry in developing small local church business leaders groups around the country that meet once a week. As a businessman myself, being able to get together once a week with other business leaders to pray, discuss upcoming business, decisions and challenges each has, but also being able to spend some time in the Word of God learning how to conduct our business, deal with clients, employees and vendors. The Bible is a great book to use as a guide for our businesses and our businesses are a great way to reach out to our community (local or world wide) showing them the Love of God.