Barnabas was a man who got that name because he was an “encourager” of new leaders. His name means son of encouragement. He was the one who came alongside Paul and helped him grow in leadership and gain acceptance.
On this blog, I wish to take the role of Barnabas and help people to live well and lead well. Leadership is a team effort. You are not alone. You don’t need to back off. Will you step up and take the lead? But for many of us, our lives are full of hindrances that keep us from leading. Thus the reason for living well – or at least better than yesterday. Go ahead. Take the step. Lead.
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I’m a pastor, teacher, and writer. I’m regularly engaged in the process of training leaders and coaching church planters and pastors. If you want to know what I am doing these days, go here: yourbarnabas.com/now.
My wife Annie and I pastor Adoor Vineyard Church and teach at Faith Theological Seminary. I teach Old Testament and she teaches Christian Education at the seminary and is the pastor of Training and Children’s Ministry at the Vineyard. She is a regular speaker at gatherings for youths, parents, and women’s groups.
If this means anything to you, I’ve earned a B.A. in Christian Ministry from West Coast Christian College, Fresno, CA; M.Div. in Biblical Languages and Christian Education from Evangel University, Springfield, MO; and a D.Th. in Old Testament from the University of South Africa, Pretoria.
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