The Barnabas Leadership process helps you focus on the leadership moments that arise in your life and grow in the ways you address them. We pull from several streams of leadership development processes to create a three-fold learning helix though which each of the streams influence and enhance the others.


We will study some of the finest material available on ways to grow in exemplary leadership.

Participants learn more about themselves by using two proven leadership survey instruments designed to highlight areas of excellence and areas for improvement.

We will also engage materials to help in the establishment of a “Rule of Life,” a means of growing in our faith, or “growing the soul of the leader” as Ruth Haley Barton expresses it. Centering your life on the Lord who loves you will shape you as a disciple of Jesus, who said, "A disciple is not above the teacher but when fully equipped becomes like the teacher" (Luke 6:40). Which means, among many wonderful things, that you will grow as a leader as you love and learn of Jesus more deeply, the superlative leader in all history.


“We learn to lead by leading.” - E. Stanley Ott

Learning through study alone is helpful but is insufficient by itself to really enhance your leadership. Reading can teach you a lot about swimming, golfing, cooking, and flying airplanes but if you want to learn to swim, you have to get into the water!

Your own life is your leadership laboratory. Your life in its various contexts is the venue in which the The Barnabas Process will help you focus on your leadership moments and grow in the ways you address them.


The Barnabas experience combines outside expertise with the ingenuity, input, and inquiry of its participants. Your own experiences as leader and follower and those of the Barnabas Leadership Community and its coaches create a catalytic environment for real growth in leadership. “Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another” (Proverbs 27:17 NRSV).