Seeking Those Who Want to Know God, Building Up the Body of Christ.
In Acts 4:36, we read about a man named Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the Apostles called, “Barnabas.” The same passage tells us that his name means, “Son of Encouragement.” As we look at the life of Barnabas in the book of Acts, he is repeatedly found doing encouraging things, i.e. selling property to assist those in need, establishing relationship between a new convert named Paul and the rest of the church, going on missionary journeys with Paul and later with John Mark, delivering funds, and teaching. His life was built on the Christ-like principle of service to others. This life example is the founding premise of the Barnabas Mission!