Ministry Stories

Testimonials from ministries helped by The Barnabas Group

AliAli Eastburn

I left The Barnabas Group meeting inspired and ready to move forward with our mission to reach teenagers for Jesus through radical generosity. Your wisdom and expertise helped us move past what we thought were obstacles. It will be exciting to see how God opens up this new territory for us. (March 26, 2014)

Ali Eastburn
With This Ring

Aszia Walker

Thank YOU for hosting pureHOPE at The Barnabas Group!

I was personally encouraged by Kingdom ministry I was able to witness and by the interactions I was able to have at my tables in San Diego and in Orange County. I am very impressed with everything The Barnabas Group represents. I love that it is family oriented and spouses are invited to join together under one partnership… I love that there was adequate time to interact with people… I love the food… I especially love how much light TBG brings to each of its partners!

Everyone I spoke with said that they are a part of TBG because they get to spend time with other Christians who are truly “awake” — we have a lot of sleepers in the church (especially when earthly riches abound) and it’s easy to ignore this hurting world but everyone at TBG is wide-eyed and you can tell how precious that community is to them! Thanks again for all y’all do to advance the Kingdom and exalt Christ!

Abide,

Aszia Walker | pureHOPE
Discipleship + Outreach Director

Jon Ramsay

Just wanted to drop a line and express my gratitude for being apart of the Barnabas group event.

The OC event was especially fun because I knew many of the people in the room from my time at Mariners church or through other ministry contexts. It’s as if you hold a friends & family reunion every quarter!

I also love the healthy “club” vibe that is centered around advancing God’s Kingdom. Engagement is very high and I could feel it. Thanks so much for providing such a meaningful and well designed couple of days. The relationships you are helping create are invaluable to the Kingdom.

Karen Covell

At the last Barnabas Group event in Orange County the Hollywood Prayer Network was invited to have a table to present our ministry to the attendees. I chose a table that happened to be next to another presenting ministry – Alpha. Sam and I looked at one another and realized we were friends who hadn’t seen one another for quite a few years. We talked and I told him about an Alpha group on the Disney Studios lot! He knew it had started and as we talked I suggested that we meet again and try to start Alpha groups on other Hollywood Studio Lots.

Because of our connection that day we now have an active Alpha group on the Warner Bros. lot and we’re talking to people on two other studio lots who are hoping to start an Alpha group! I am so grateful to Barnabas for giving us that connection in order to make a more significant spiritual impact on the people in the Hollywood Entertainment Industry – the world’s most influential mission field. Thank you!

Levi Dominguez

In September of 2013, Teen Challenge held their annual Back 2 School Backpack Rally in Santa Ana. The Barnabas Group (“TBG”) came alongside Teen Challenge and together they were able to provide 250 backpacks with school supplies, school uniforms, street clothes, lunch and the good news of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! Over $5,000 was donated by TBG partners for the event, and many TBG partners volunteered at the rally.

Thanks and recognition goes to the TBG partners who led this entire project. A special thanks also goes to Jana and Todd Williams, the founders of Containers of Hope. It would not have been possible without their hard work and joyful participation. They were incredible, and blessed so many!

I cannot thank you enough for supporting the Teen Challenge annual Back 2 School Backpack Rally. Our event was a great success, and would not have been possible without you.
OC Teen Challenge Special Events Coordinator

Marcia Ball

We are so deeply grateful to each of you for honoring us with your presence yesterday when there were many other productive ways to have spent your time. It is impressive that you stop and leverage your talents to benefit the Kingdom by helping organizations like ours. It makes a big difference! We heard you affirm some viable opportunities before us. And we felt the warmth of your encouragement and open doors for asking for more assistance. Thank you for each of those things. There is deep, deep power in encouragement.” (July 9, 2014)

Co-founder Kerus Education Foundation

Peter Gross

Even if it hadn’t given exposure and great new relationships – which it did! –the Barnabas Group would have been invaluable to our small nonprofit for its rigorous vetting process, its hours of free consultation, and its presentation advice leading up to the event.

We couldn’t have paid for such high quality consulting on our own, but the generosity of Barnabas Group partners made it possible. And all this was before we had a single moment on the stage! Thanks, Barnabas Group, for investing in the future of ministry.

Sarah Vienna Berchtold

It was a wonderful opportunity for us to share at the San Diego and Orange County meetings in August. The sincerity of the Barnabas Group partners wanting to help really touched our hearts. We are praying that the information that was shared about Firm Foundations Romania’s projects will not be forgotten. Even though we are a small ministry, we have big hearts and big goals. Sarah Berchtold will be returning to southern California in late January after recording her second album which will be released at the end of February and would be eager to meet with those who are interested in helping Firm Foundations Romania reach its goals. 2013 has been a wonderful year, and we know that 2014 will be one of our best years yet to come. We ask for your continued prayers for our projects and volunteer staff.

Firm Foundations Romania Team

Key Points

  • Christ is the catalyst for all good things.
  • God’s call is the leading indicator and deciding factor for investing our unique time, talents and networks.
  • We collaborate to chiefly help ministries raise vision, not funding.
  • We prepare a place for powerful encounters between promising nonprofits, proven leaders and the Holy Spirit
  • We meet nonprofit challenges with business perspective to advance Kingdom work.
  • We seek to activate the latent talent of Christian professionals to unlock the latent potential of emerging ministries.