About The Barnabas Group

The Way Things Converge Here Sets Us Apart

Since 2000, God has been using The Barnabas Group (TBG) to make a powerful impact on ministries around the corner and around the globe. But in contrast to many great individuals and organizations who support ministries primarily with the checkbook, TBG realized ministry-minded people could provide so much more if given an opportunity to use their network, time, unique abilities, giftings or resources to help ministries that reflect their true passions. The result is a truly dynamic organization that stays fresh, exciting, and highly relevant to its members, ministries and communities it serves.

Every meeting is an opportunity to serve

At our quarterly meetings, presenting ministries share their vision, needs, challenges and blatant realities, providing Barnabas Group members an opportunity to come along side and assist where they can and where they choose. In addition, we hold a few special events throughout the year to promote member and ministry fellowship. And although the needs of presenting ministries at these events are always diverse, we find a refreshing consistency in our members to serve with integrity and passion regardless of need.

For ongoing support, our intervention-based SWOT meeting platform to helps ministries with emerging or crisis issues throughout the year. Even our “ministry interview process” is used as an opportunity to coach and guide ministries as they present themselves to potential supporting audiences and individuals. The truth is, we never stop looking at potential ways to make a difference.

A steadfast commitment to our mission, vision and values

In keeping with God’s Word, we are not only stewards of the purpose and direction of the organization, but we are also committed to ourselves while carrying out that purpose. We’ve aligned our mission, vision and values biblically to ensure they provide truth-based accountability at every level and with every person.

Mission: Connecting Leaders, Changing Lives

To see the time, talent, touch and treasure of marketplace and other Kingdom leaders help ministries transform lives worldwide.

Vision: Engage, Release, Launch and Grow

Engage thousands of marketplace leaders with Christian ministry opportunities around the corner and around the world.

Release generosity in our communities with the dedication of unique gifts of time, talent, touch (network), and treasure to God’s service.

Launch and Grow The Barnabas Group Locations alongside local Christian foundations through the efforts of Master’s Program graduates and other Christian leaders in every American metropolitan area with a population of at least one million.

Values: Christ First, Calling, Character, Collaboration

Christ First A personal commitment to be authentic followers of Jesus who know, love, and serve the Lord and Savior of our world.
Calling A personal commitment first to God the Caller, then as faithful stewards, engaging our unique abilities and gifts with a Kingdom purpose in service to Him.
Character A personal commitment to Christian virtue and integrity where our stated values match our choices and actions.
Collaboration A personal commitment to work together and leverage relationships for the greatest Kingdom impact and outcome.

A Word on Our Past, Present and Future

TBG was founded in 2000 by Bob Shank and Jim West to help men and women who had completed a three-year coaching program (The Master’s Program) to engage their personal calling in service for God’s Kingdom. Today, The Barnabas Group is made up of men and women who are enrolled in or are graduates of The Master's Program as well as other service-oriented Christian men and women who are willing to search out and participate in the many exciting ministry opportunities TBG provides.

In alignment with God’s desire for us to stretch our capacity, we are aggressively looking to establish new Barnabas Group locations throughout the country. If you are interested, contact launch@thebarnabasgroup.org.