Leadership and church service is one of the greatest callings one can have in their life; however, it also is not without its hardships. From nursery workers to pastors, church volunteers and staff suffer from the politics and pressures of ministry, and far too often promising and valued servants of the Lord abandon ministry due to these pressures. We understand your pain and hardship all too well. The Barnabas Initiative, named after the Son of Encouragement, is a counseling service for individuals or couples serving in ministry, and it’s completely free. Pastors and leaders often isolate themselves when facing the difficult trials of ministry because their problems are unique to their calling and, therefore, require experts with an understanding of those same hardships. The Barnabas Initiative has been a concept for years, and it’s needed now more than ever. Don’t wait to receive counseling. The kingdom needs you!SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT NOW!
Faith-Based Notice: The counseling you will receive is exclusively religious in nature and not subject to licensure or regulation by the State. We offer only non-medical treatment and recovery methods such as prayer, moral guidance, spiritual counseling and scriptural help.
Ministry has become one of the draining fields, and it’s harder and harder to find people who understand what you’re going through. We aren’t just counselors and guides throughout your ministry. We are encouragers in your corner. We are here to build you up in your service.
Anyone in ministry will tell you that finances aren’t always easy to come by. We want to extend our ministry to yours by offering our services completely free of charge. Our expert Christian counseling services won’t cost you a dime.
Ministry lives have ministry hurts, and healing the wounds you sustain on the Kingdom’s frontlines takes a special approach. We assign you a counselor with years of ministry experience and training in the various aspects of church-related strains.
As with all of our online counseling services, your privacy is our priority. We comply with HIPAA laws and incorporate online encryption services with our video session tool, Zoom, in order to ensure your story and sessions are safe and secure.
Each professional counselor on our team is certified in-house through Dr. Lance’s very own method, The Messiah Method Counseling System. The system, curated over 18 years of Dr. Lance’s journey was largely spurred on by the church-hurt he experienced and has now been implemented throughout our ministry.
This counseling method is centrally focused on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We approach every aspect of the system with the love and truth of Christ, and, through the work of the Holy Spirit within you, we seek to have the Lord restore you to the full restoration He has destined for you.
As a learner, you can be mentored by our trainers that have cumulative experiences of over 75 years in helping others from different careers.
We are setting a new standard in excellence and integrity by providing courses that meet or exceed the recommended content.
Our courses are based on the scriptures. We believe that change comes to a person through the work of the Holy Spirit. The counselor is simply an instrument in God’s hand.
A biblically-based holistic approach to counseling respects all dimensions of personhood created by God in the full context of a narrative of creation, fall, redemption, sanctification and final restoration.
Our focus is on providing lasting solutions and not empty promises. Our students are taught how to lovingly apply biblical truth to the false beliefs and values that keep people in bondage.
Our staff of experienced counselors have a combined total of over 85 years experience in authentic Christian counseling. Let our journey inspire you to further your life and professional career.