Though many pastors are experiencing joy and fulfillment in pastoral ministry many others are lonely, discouraged, afraid to trust others, and hammered by criticism. According to a Barna Group Study 61% of pastors say they have no close personal friends. (July 10, 2006 Barna Group Study. In Ministry Today January 2007)

Barnabas Ministries helps pastors be an example to their ministry constituents in speech, life, love, and purity by encouraging them through programs and prayer throughout the year.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV