Barnabas Training Basic Seminar
Registration Form—November 2009
City: State: Zip: Basic
Ages: ______ (& _______)
Barnabas Training Basic equips you to bet-
Phone: (Home) ter encourage friends facing difficult times in
life and faith. This two-day, biblically based
seminar (Friday night & Saturday) helps you
E-Mail: understand others by gaining a biblical under-
standing of your own heart. It includes lec-
Church: tures and an interactive small group experi-
ence, plus reflective time to practically apply
Pastor: principles to one real-life friendship. Basic
forms the foundation for those who want fur-
Please complete and mail to The Barnabas Center
ther training (Barnabas Training Levels One,
with your payment.
Two, and Four).
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Costs and Requirements
Barnabas Training Basic equips you to better encourage
friends facing difficult times. The training will include both
Level One is a ten-week program that cen-
ters around a weekly interactive small group
teaching and small groups, helpful Biblical theory as well as
experience, reading and writing assignments,
practical tools. The seminar will help you learn to better
understand yourself as well as invite others to deeper rela- and regular time with a Barnabas partner.
tionships in Christ.
Schedule: November 6-7, 2009
Friday 6:30pm Registration The Good Samaritan by Vincent Van Gogh
7:00pm—9:30pm Seminar Level Two is a ten-week program that builds
Saturday 9am - 4:30pm on the material taught in Level One. It is more
intense, more reflective, and more disruptive.
Presented by: The Barnabas Center
Hosted by: Christ Episcopal Church
Cost: $75 Christ Church members; $150 at large
Registrations and payment due 2 weeks prior to
Level Four builds on all previous levels and
the seminar. After the deadline please call to helps participants grow in confidence through
check availability. exploring real-life situations and caring for oth-
MAIL TO: The Barnabas Center, 413-B South Sharon ers. It is a context for receiving feedback from
Amity Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211
peers and a Barnabas Staff counselor.
QUESTIONS: (704) 365-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Ministry of The Barnabas Center
The Purpose The Cost
T he staff at the Barnabas Center created
Barnabas Training to give people greater
confidence and capacity to care for those around
Meaningful growth is costly. While the fee
for Barnabas Training is significant,
them. As you interact with your family or gather
the greater cost is the commitment of both
with friends in the neighborhood, at work, or
after church, Barnabas Training will increase your time and energy. We will live it out rather
awareness of the potential for Christ-centered than merely observe it. It will cost.
conversations and the confidence to move in that
direction. Barnabas Training is a three level
o you have a heart for people?
training program created to do four things:
Do you want God to use you in the lives of
others? However, do you sometimes find yourself in Teach a Biblical model of people – Biblical “Carry each
a significant conversation unsure of what to do? glasses enable one to more clearly see the
struggles of life from God’s perspective. other’s burden,
Y our best friend has been struggling in her
marriage for a long time. She seems to be Develop practical skills – Relational principles
more angry and despairing. What do you say?
What questions do you ask? How do you move her
and skills that help take conversations fur-
ther will be practiced.
and in this way
toward Christ? How do you help her, comfort her,
Deepen self-awareness in a way that leads
toward love – All of us have patterns of
you will fulfill
relating that both help and hinder our ability
T he next door neighbor’s 17 year old son was
arrested for a DUI. You are friends, but what
to encourage. the law of Christ”
do you say? How do you really help? Join God in His work in a person’s life –
God is already at work in the lives of those
O ne of your small group members conveys in
an oblique way that she has been feeling
flirtatious with a man at work. It feels good. Her
with whom we are involved. We just want
to join Him. A Ministry of
The Barnabas Center
husband doesn’t know and she would never tell him.
What do you do?
The Barnabas Center is a non-profit counseling,
teaching, and training ministry in Charlotte, NC.
Founded in 1989, the Center espouses the belief
P eople around us are struggling –
with relationships, addictions, tempta-
tions, grief, and despair. What is the answer?
that God is at work in the struggles of life for
The Barnabas Center
The answer is love - the love of God found in 413-B South Sharon Amity Rd.
and through the people of God. Charlotte, NC 28211