The Barnabas Group keeps us constantly engaged and in the game with what God is doing around the Globe, and in our backyard. We are constantly amazed at how the Holy Spirit works in the lives of fellow believers. We are especially awestruck at the courage of these servants to put it all on the line for Jesus Christ. It is truly an inspiration.
We have been involved in a variety of ways. We have participated in one-day events with other TBG members including food packing, Finally Home Seminars, Mecado Ministries Christmas Outreach and MIKA Christmas Store. We have participated in SWOT Team events for numerous ministries like Safe Harbor, Treasures and Ed McGlasson, etc. We have also provided weekend retreats for some of the ministries, assisted in an advisory capacity and of course, financial support.
We are thankful for great servants like Jim & Suzy West for their humble, personal involvement and friendship with us and fellow members of TBG. Jim and Suzy are always willing to help advance the cause of Christ in a fun, friendly and purposeful manner. Finally, when Christ returns, I want to be at a TBG meeting not, at THE BAR.Bill and Connie Erickson, Orange County
The Barnabas Group is about making an impact. The following member testimonials are just a sampling of the many different ways God is using The Barnabas Group:
"Discovering there's an organization that leverages giving of talents to maximize Kingdom stewardship!"
"Amazing to see the breadth of what God is doing in so many areas and be able to help at least a little bit."
"The people at Barnabas are seasoned. The authenticity in the room at every meeting makes for a very peaceful and very rewarding experience."
"Meeting valuable people that I wouldn't otherwise cross paths with."
"Seeing how engaged so many Christian business professionals became with respect to what was presented!"
"Hearing the creative ways that God is using His Kingdom Entrepreneurs to impact the world for Christ!"
"All of the ministries were exceptional and the network of influential and committed people is incredible!"
"All presenters were well prepped and did a great job! An overall excellent meeting!"
"Just to know that such a meeting exists. What a great idea."
"I'm blessed by the people I meet; TBG is an information exchange; the mechanism to attending makes sure only highly qualified and passionate people are in the room; thus you can't measure TBG's impact with just the ministries presenting and TBG involvement with them; I imagine there may be even more exponential impact with other divine connections that happen throughout the room spawning other ministries and resource development for the Kingdom."
"Always exciting to hear from new ministries."
"To see the many ways in which God is at work in our community and the world around us is an awakening."
"The energy and commitment to Christ you could feel in the room was wonderful - great excitement!"
"Barnabas Group meetings are unique. A marketplace of sorts, bringing Kingdom minded men and women in contact with God-honoring ministries that truly need their time, talent & network. The atmosphere is electric and encouraging."
"I began The Master's Program in 2007 with concurrent participation in The Barnabas Group community. For me, all the principles of TMP come together through Kingdom outreach. TBG provides an absolutely unique window to strategic ministry and service opportunities, and has greatly clarified my understanding of God's vision, the 'church of irresistible influence' and my personal calling."
Take a look at how God has used The Barnabas Group by reading the TBG-Online-Booklet.Jim West, Orange County
This photo shows the pure joy I feel when helping others. It is from a homeless feeding project that I was involved with for over six years.
came to TBG to help others in their ministry projects, and that has happened, but the big surprise is that all of the energy and passion that God has stirred up in others has rubbed off on me. The catalyst was a speaker from Compassion International about 18 months ago at a TBG event who spoke about poverty in developing countries. Out of this one simple presentation, the Holy Spirit lit me up like a Christmas tree and put a passion in me like I had never experienced. For the first time in my life, God enabled me to "connect the dots" and align my spiritual gifts of teaching and giving with my entrepreneurial business experience.Jim Seiler, TBG Orange County