To work with churches in times of stress to encourage and equip for revitalized life and witness. 

Most recently, Barnabas Initiatives provided Millersville Brethren in Christ Church (MBIC) with interim leadership. This community of faith seeks to follow Jesus, grow in Christ-likeness, serve their neighbors, and go to all people. During the Covid pandemic, MBIC is worshipping on zoom and at their church site on the outskirts of Millersville next door to community neighborhoods and across from the rolling farmland of Lancaster County. In this church family of about 70 men, women, and (many) children, God is moving to nurture love for worship, a commitment to generosity, and close kinship with one another. MBIC also gives thanks for a spacious facility that they’re passionate about stewarding well, as well as share it with a strategic, diverse set of Millersville-based community partners.  For more, go "In Hope" blog post.



In the early church Barnabas was known for his generosity, faith, and encouragement. He was specially gifted to stir hope, confidence, and courage.  



Barnabas Initiatives builds with the hopes, insights, and skills of local people. The aim is to see possibilities to build sustainable ventures for a revitalized future.  



Like efforts to restore wetlands, initiatives to encourage and assist churches in times of stress strengthen the life and mission of the whole Church.  


Action steps to strengthen a church in health and mission


Skills and strategies to revitalize churches

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Insights and stories to encourage and stir hope


Training and wisdom for specific stressors or aims 

Barnabas Initiatives is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donors are invited to contribute. Client churches are asked to reimburse expenses, but are not assessed a fee for service. Instead, as they are able, churches are asked to consider a per diem or customized contribution. 

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