Here are some of the things
people are saying about us!

“It was an excellent experience. The small group conversations, large group responses, random questions and overall genuine concern for how we do evangelism, was a notch above anything I’ve heard in recent years.”

Dr. Roger Nix, Executive Director
Raleigh Baptist Association


“First Baptist is involved in a large number of ministries in relation to a congregation of our size, which means that most members are already wearing many hats.  Barnabas Partnership gave us the added initiative, leadership, and energy to discern where we are as a congregation and to chart the next steps of the church’s mission.  In successive months, Dr. Paul Raybon led the church leadership in an intensive orientation, a discovery session, and a discernment session. Between those sessions he was engaged with church staff and task forces.  His leadership was such that it energized us instead of exhausting us, and led us to three clearly stated, attainable next steps.  A very positive experience!”

Dr. Jim McCoy
Pastor at First Baptist Church
Weaverville, North Carolina


“There are projects and ministry initiatives waiting to happen that could not happen without some help from outside the church. We’ve known we needed help for awhile, and what we found in the Barnabas Partnership was the right tool and resource to move us forward.”

Dr. Randy Carter
Pastor of First Baptist Church
Hillsborough, North Carolina


“At a time when we were most in need the Barnabas Partnership was quick to answer our call for pulpit supply. Steve Zimmerman not only brought an excellent sermon for our congregation but also offered our church resources for dealing with this time of transition as we search for a senior pastor. We look forward to future opportunities to use the Barnabas Partnership.”

Dr. Sharon Bender
Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church
New Bern, North Carolina


“Yes, I would recommend this process and the Barnabas Partnership to another church because I have witnessed its effectiveness in our church.  I have seen laity become deeply committed to a goal and hopeful about a ministry in ways that they were not before this process. The business meeting at which our visioning team gave their report was one of the most energetic business meetings I have ever been to.  Also, the cost is incredibly reasonable.  During an age of the church in which church consultants and coaches are greatly needed, the Barnabas Partnership comes in as a partner seeking the growth and health and strength of the body of Christ and not as one seeking great financial gain.  I am thankful for their approach.”

John Carroll, Pastor
First Baptist Church
Danville, Virginia