FAQs

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What is The Barnabas Group?

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The Barnabas Group (TBG) was founded with the goal of allowing graduates of The Master's Program (TMP) to use their collective talents, as God would lead, in helping advance His Kingdom. In short, it's a ministry whose partners have a passion to serve other ministries and their diverse outreach. As it has evolved, TBG has opened its partnership to other business and community leaders who share its vision and who may not have been through The Master's Program. The Barnabas Group is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization

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What is the mission statement of The Barnabas Group?

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Our mission statement is: Connecting leaders, changing lives. We are committed to see the time, talent, touch and treasure of marketplace leaders helping ministries transform lives worldwide.

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How do I join The Barnabas Group?

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One of the first steps to joining The Barnabas Group is to complete an application. To do so online, go to:

  https://barnabasgroup.webconnex.com/cc-partners

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What is the financial commitment?

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Partners of The Barnabas Group contribute $1,500.00 annually to The Barnabas Group, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. To make your contribution online, go to our enrollment or sign-up page.

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What is the time commitment?

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The Barnabas Group meets quarterly for breakfast, lunch and fellowship, with one meeting being a dinner event. We will have several ministries present during the day with opportunities for TBG partners to come alongside them and help with their time, talents and touch (network). A guest speaker or two will challenge us on subjects relevant to our lives.

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What are the goals of The Barnabas Group?

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Besides our primary goal of using our talents and treasures actively in God's Kingdom, we also look forward to continued fellowship and growth in new and old friendships. Examples include group dinners hosted by TBG and missions trips or spiritual retreats for couples. In addition, Bob Shank, James Dobson, Phil Cooke and other top speakers will keep partners challenged and on relevant issues. Partners are introduced to various ministries and other opportunities where they can consider how God might use them.

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Does The Barnabas Group do anything other than the four quarterly meetings?

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The Barnabas Group Central Coast chapter plans to have other events to include fellowship, dinner, music and comedy. We plan to host several fellowship-based dinners for TBG partners and their spouses. TBG may also occasionally hosts luncheons with speakers addressing current events of great interest to partners and their guests. There will be no charge for these events. Opportunities for short-term mission trips will be made available to TBG partners. The calendar may also include golf outings.

We will invite partners to serve on a SWOT Team that comes together several times each year for a couple of hours to brainstorm an issue or problem with a ministry. We will conduct seminars, 2-3 each year, for local ministries on subjects that will bless, encourage and educate them. For example, one person recently conducted a seminar on How to Give a 30-Second Elevator Speech, which he formerly had offered in the marketplace as a professional service.

Ministries are brought to the TBG Steering Committee and may be recommended to come under The Barnabas Group's 501(c)(3) for a one-year period as an Incubator Ministry while they apply for their own non-profit status.

These are just a few of the many activities The Barnabas Group is involved in during the year!

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What is The Barnabas Group “SWOT” team?

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We will invite partners to serve on a "SWOT Team" that comes together two to three times each year for a couple of hours to brainstorm an issue or problem with a ministry. We will occasionally conduct a seminar for local ministries on subjects that will bless, encourage and educate them. For example, a TBG partner recently conducted a seminar on "How to Give a 30-Second Elevator Speech."

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Who directs The Barnabas Group?

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Each TBG chapter is led by a Managing Partner and Board Members, who are partners of The Barnabas Group.

TBG is guided by a board made up of at least six partners. This number may vary as needed. View the current Board here.

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What about pastors and priests who want to join TBG?

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Pastors and priests can join The Barnabas Group (TBG) as associate partners for a reduced donation to cover event costs.

Full TBG partners may decide to pay their pastor's Associate dues and fees. The benefit to the pastors is to see ministries they might never discover and possibly take them back to their churches, to receive interesting teaching, and to introduce their church and its partners to TBG.

Pastors also meet and fellowship with business people from outside their churches and have a time to get away. The benefit to TBG is to gain fellowship and to give the ministries that present a greater audience of partners who can further their ministry.

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What is The Master’s Program?

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The Master's Program prepares Christian leaders to change their world to build God's Kingdom.

The Master's Program prepares Christian leaders to value and master a Christ-centered lifestyle, and provides a roadmap to find and use your unique abilities to change your world. Participants create and execute a plan to produce results of eternal significance. Participants in The Master's Program qualify for a special partnership in The Barnabas Group.

For more information about The Master's Program, go to the web-site.

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Partnership has its privileges. Ours is the privilege to serve.

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The Barnabas Group was founded to honor God and expand his Kingdom. Partners contribute to and experience Kingdom impact!

As a Barnabas Group partner you can expect to receive ongoing exposure to pre-screened ministries, opportunities to deploy your talents and resources to maximize your ministry effectiveness. You'll also find ongoing encouragement through fellowship with like-minded peers and their spouses.