“When we started in the Barnabas Ministry Group a few of my negative leaders weren’t going to participate. My other leaders have been so transformed and empowered by the trainings that they have reached out to the negative ones and now - nearly all of them eager for the next training weekend! It is amazing – something I did not expect to see happen. We are seeing transformation.”
Pastor Byron Thomas – Central UMC, Atlanta, GA
“The Staff and Leaders of Proactive Ministries have provided my people and me with training that is changing lives for Christ. Our leaders are on fire with a new passion for serving in ministry with excellence. The training is practical, proven and immediately applicable to our church. The clergy Staff from Proactive have what I call, “street credit” – they live out the principles of ministry they are teaching consistently which translates into authenticity.”
Rev. Paige Pritchard – Hapeville First UMC, Hapeville, GA
“The clergy and laity Staff Instructors of Proactive Ministries bring to our church what they have learned in working with hundreds of congregations across the United States for many years. I have each of their cell phone numbers and can call them any time to talk about any challenges I face in my church. They truly care about my people but also as a pastor, I know they are not just resourceful colleagues but also my friends. They are tremendous resources for my ministry, my laity leadership and my people.”
Rev. George Lanier – Headland Heights UMC, East Point, GA
“Headland Heights is a church in crisis. Before we became part of the Barnabas Ministry Group it was very bleak indeed. Our leaders for the first time in many months have found new hope, optimism and some practical ministry strategies that are making a major difference in our church. We have a long way to go, but we are seeing a clear turning.”
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