The Barnabas Initiative
Acts 4:32-37 (ESV)
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
Pastoral Counseling Services
Leadership and church service is one of the greatest callings one can have in their life; however, it also is not without its hardships. From nursery workers to pastors, church volunteers and staff suffer from the politics and pressures of ministry, and far too often promising and valued servants of the Lord abandon ministry due to these pressures. We understand your pain and hardship all too well. The Barnabas Initiative, named after the Son of Encouragement, is a counseling service for individuals or couples serving in ministry, and it’s completely free. Pastors and leaders often isolate themselves when facing the difficult trials of ministry because their problems are unique to their calling and, therefore, require experts with an understanding of those same hardships. The Barnabas Initiative has been a concept for years, and it’s needed now more than ever. Don’t wait to receive counseling. The kingdom needs you!