Barnabas International is named after a first century disciple. You'll find his story beginning in Acts 4:36. He's mentioned often in the book of Acts, in fact only Paul
and Peter are referred to more. And yet people often don't know his given name. Why? Because he lived to serve others. His given name was Joseph, but the Christians
nicknamed him "Barnabas" because it meant "son of encouragement". Barnabas came alongside people in times of challenge and helped them.
(e. g. Acts 9:10-28, Acts 15:36-39)
It is the hope of each of the staff members that we, like this disciple, might be people of encouragement. The goal of Barnabas International is to equip, edify, encourage,
and enrich God's servants so that they are refreshed in their souls and renewed in their service.