A Ministry of Encouragement 

"My yoke is easy and my burden light,"  Matthew 11:30



         Director                                       Associate Minister
Denny Coburn                                       Bob Creamer


Barnabas Ministries is:

A Ministry of Encouragement, The Word of God, Equipping for Service, Counseling and Support, and Faith Building.

"Encourage and build one another up"  1 Thessalonians 5:11

Barnabas Ministries is an independent ministry, having it's own board of trustees. 

We are affiliated with Person to Person Ministries in Hillsboro, Ohio as an umbrella ministry.


More about Barnabas Ministries

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, was called "Barnabas", the Son of encouragement by the Apostles in Acts 4:36.

Encouragement, to give courage to, to inspire with courage, to help, to give support or to embolden, is what Barnabas Ministries is all about.

We believe the Church should be encouragers.  The Lord gave gifts for the purpose of encouraging.  Like all service, serving in the Kingdom can be taxing, tiring and sometimes trying.

Barnabas Ministries was established to encourage the Church ( YOU ) to continue in its work and to not grow weary in doing works of service.

"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today."  Hebrews 3:13


Opportunities for Encouragement

Barnabas Ministries offers several ministries for your benefit:

The Paraklete:  Our bi-monthly newsletter that includes a two page section on encouragement called BARN-a-book.  You will find sermons, lessons, and other positive messages for your personal growth.  The Paraklete is on this website under the Paraklete title at the top of this page.  It is available as .jpg image files of each page.  You will need high speed internet access to download the files.  The file is a single file - self extracting to your folder on your hard drive.  Contact Denny Coburn if you want him to send you the Paraklete.  See Contact page above for his information.

Barnabas Club:  We have published a series of booklets with lessons on encouragement to help you start your own Barnabas Club Ministry in your congregation.

Winter Worship & Workshop ( WWW ):  This is an annual conference held in Pigeon Forge, TN. each February.  You will enjoy some great preaching, teaching, singing and fellowship.  In the afternoons you are free to enjoy the area on your own.  ( Call for more information )


Books published by Barnabas Ministries

1.  Barnabas Club - Vol. 1,2,3

2.  Communion Meditations - Vol. 1 & 2

3.  Stewardship Meditations

4.  Bible Research Conference '06 & '07

5.  Escape from Pornography

6.  Basic Christian Doctrine

7.  BARN-a-book - 25 Lessons

8.  Leadership In The Lord's Church Is Male

9.  Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage


Contact Denny Coburn for a complete list and costs


What can we do for you?

Our staff is available to come do any of the following:


- Revivals

- Seminars

1.  Marriage Enrichment

2.  Ministry of Angels

3.  Relationships / Conflicts

4.  Parenting

5.  Money Management

6.  Evangelism

7.  Holiness / Christian Growth

8.  Counseling Methods

9.  Teacher Training

10.  Fellowship of Joy ( A fun evening of clean comedy )

11.  Encouragement Seminar ( new )

- Supply Preaching

- Retreats

1.  Men's Retreats

2.  Ministers Retreats

3.  Family Retreats

4.  Singles Retreats

5.  Leadership Retreats 

6.  Church Growth Retreats

- Vacation Bible School

Give one of our men a call today and we will do all we can to help you reach your potential in Christ. 

The Barnabas Ministries Theme Song
Written by Art Bush

        Song                                                         Music only    

You extend your loving hand,
Down to each and every man
Come refresh your life in Me
Come and learn now at my Feet.

My yoke is easy
And my burden is light
Take it upon you
You can trust in My might.
I am a friend who
As a brother will be
Take it upon you
And walk with me.

When the world
Has pressed me down
And no peace
There can be found
And I'm looking for a friend
Then I hear You say again

My yoke is easy
And my burden is light
Take it upon you
You can trust in My might.
I am a friend who
As a brother will be
Take it upon you
And walk with me.


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