You've been given the opportunity to speak to a group of adults. Perhaps it's a weekend service at your church, or a midweek Bible study, or maybe a sales meeting or business presentation. Because you only have occasional exposure to speaking, you're good, but you want to get better. Or, maybe you speak every weekend, but you want a little tuneup.

BCI has been created with you in mind. We want to take current and emerging communicators to the next level in their speaking. Through lectures, on-site student presentations, and one-on-one dialogs, Bill Butterworth wants you to find your speaking voice so that you can be the teacher God designed you to be.


BCI is an intensive three-day workshop designed to make you the best communicator you can be. Unlike other workshops, BCI is intentionally kept small in order to maximize personal attention to your speaking needs. Three days weave together a careful blend of:

  • Presentations by Bill Butterworth on the key issues of communication

  • Preparation and delivery of several presentations by each student to be given in front of the class and evaluated by Bill Butterworth and other class attendees

  • Videotaping each speech to aid in personal evaluation and progress

  • Spending one-on-one time with Bill Butterworth who will personally discuss how to find the most effective style for you

Bill Butterworth will be your instructor for this Institute. Since 1988, Bill has been speaking full time in major venues throughout North America. Bill is a regular at the weekend services of churches like Willow Creek Community Church and Saddleback Community Church. His corporate clients are as diverse as American Express, Walt Disney Company, Daimler Chrysler, and the National Football League.

Prior to speaking full time, Bill worked for Chuck Swindoll at Insight for Living. And prior to that, Bill taught at the college level for eight years, where he specialized in public speaking courses.

Bill holds a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Master's Degree in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University.


  • How to speak with greater confidence and power

  • How to maximize your effectiveness by finding your own voice

  • How to communicate your heart

  • How to use stories that have impact

  • How to use solid techniques to become more persuasive

  • Where to find the best illustrations


  • Senior Pastors

  • Business and Professional Leaders

  • Pastors who have occasional exposure to teach, and desire greater effectiveness

  • Youth Workers

  • Bible Study Leaders

  • Anyone with teaching gifts or potential


"It's a pleasure to recommend Bill Butterworth to you. He always delivers the goods. His humor, authenticity, and love are contagious."

- Rick Warren, Senior Pastor
Saddleback Community Church and author of
the best-seller, "The Purpose-Driven Life"

"Bill Butterworth is one of the most captivating and effective communicators I've ever seen. I appreciate his winsome style and practical, insightful teaching."

- Lee Strobel, author of
the best-seller, "The Case for Christ"

"My long-term friend and trusted colleague, Bill Butterworth, has a genuine love, a desire to strengthen relationships and delightful skills in communicating."

- Chuck Swindoll, Chancellor Emeritus of
Dallas Theological Seminary and
host of Insight for Living