What does it mean to be part of The Barnabas Group MN?
Strategic & Intentional
Ministries are chosen with great care, reviewed and coached prior to presenting their stories and opportunities for service at a Barnabas meeting. Ministries can trust the Partners in the room are Christ-focused and prepared to brainstorm their “big question”.
God-Focused & Ministry Minded
Barnabas asks ministries to be upfront with their specific needs (non-financial), and we go boldly forth with the hope of changing the world one relationship at a time with our God-given gifts.
Ministry-Partner Based Mission
Barnabas provides a platform for emerging ministries to collaborate with other Kingdom leaders, receiving time, talents and marketplace expertise in a way that is consistent with their objectives, helping to transform lives worldwide as well as their own. Ministries and Partners serve alongside one another with humility desiring to steward the gifts and talents God has given each of them to serve His Kingdom here on earth. Building relationships with one another as is the basis of Barnabas’s mission.
Benefits of Becoming a Ministry Presenter
Barnabas provides a platform for Ministries and organizations to tell their story in front of dozens of Christian marketplace and ministry leaders, benefiting from their business expertise.
Ministries receive one on one coaching before their Barnabas presentation from our Communication Specialist and other Barnabas advisors.
Each presenting ministry receives a Ministry Sponsor who is a Barnabas Partner that meets with them prior to their presentation, introduces them at the meeting and then provides support and connection during the following year.
Ministries receive feedback, encouragement, introductions and critical analysis from our partners in the room during the breakout session, addressing their greatest challenges.
Ministries receive a summary report after the meeting containing all the feedback, specific contact information and advice received from partners that evening.
Ministries meet with a smaller group of interested partners in a “deeper dive” session scheduled after a Barnabas meeting to go deeper with the Ministry in identifying crucial next steps in addressing their “ask”.
Executive Directors of the Ministries are invited to join ED Trusted Peer Groups facilitated by Sam Smith of the Prouty Project and Barnabas to assist with connection and collaboration among ED’s as well as training in leadership development and fundraising best practices.
Finally, powerful ripples occur long after your Barnabas presentation has ended, when partners and other ministries share your story and create connections for greater kingdom impact.
Become a Presenter
Presenting Ministries are Christian organizations based in Minnesota, representing an emerging ministry in need of strategic support and able to articulate a clear challenge or opportunity facing their ministry to which Partners can contribute their time, talents and connections. Through relationships with Barnabas Partners, ministries are able to overcome obstacles and grow in ways they never before imagined. Click the button below to fill out a PDF application or contact us today to learn more about becoming a Presenting Ministry.