This one-day seminar equips you to better encourage friends facing difficult times in life and faith by gaining a biblical understanding of your own heart. It includes lectures and an interactive small group experience, plus reflective time to practically apply principles to one real-life friendship. The seminar will help you better understand yourself as well as invite others into a deeper relationship in Christ. Barnabas Training Basic forms the foundation for those who want further training in caring for others (Barnabas Training Level One, Two, & beyond).


This 10 week training extends the fundamentals of Barnabas Training Basic. It's a program that includes teaching and practice in a small group context. Participants will improve their care giving skills through practice time and an ongoing relationship with a partner in the group.  Class size limited to 8.


A 10 week training program in a small group setting that expands upon Level One material. You will learn how to listen, ask better questions and to care for others with a more discerning mind and heart. Level Two focuses on the application of the model requiring a greater level of personal engagement. Participants will learn through in-group care giving, share real life scenarios, and receive feedback.


Group Process is an 8-week group for those who, having completed Level 2, have a desire to further explore their own story in light of the Barnabas Model. This group will provide participants with an opportunity to both receive help caring for people in their lives and to be personally cared for in a group context facilitated by Barnabas Staff.

Peer Supervision is an 8-week group that is available to those who are currently in a role of intentionally caring for others and who have completed BT through Level 2. (This role may be in a ministry or a job, for example, and may be paid or volunteer. Less formally, participants could be a regular and intentional care giver to friends.) Peer Supervision provides participants with an opportunity to develop their skills in offering care in specific situations or “cases”, in light of the Barnabas Model, facilitated by Barnabas Staff.

As I consciously began using some of the questions learned in Barnabas, the man revealed a story of pain and heartbreak, and we ended with my promise to pray for his son and the family. All in a matter of less than 15 minutes! 
Most of the time conversations at social events like these are just chit chat, but it showed me how, with 
a conscious attitude of looking for real engagement and using what 
I’d learned [at Barnabas], it really 
can happen.
— Training Grad