Our Mission

Barnabas International staff are passionate about shepherding global workers, and training global shepherds. We desire each worker to thrive wherever they have been planted, and we desire to mentor and train other organizations and individuals to shepherd workers to the heart of God.

Care For Global Workers

Care For Global Workers

We are dedicated to the spiritual and emotional health of workers all over the world through:

How We Care

Org. Resources & Training

Org. Resources & Training

We are passionate about resourcing agencies and training others to care for their global workers more effectively.

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Retreats & Conferences

Retreats & Conferences

Barnabas International organizes and sponsors conferences related to member care all over the world.

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Upcoming Retreats & Conferences

ELIM Retreat - Singles and Couples

The Manderley Bed and Breakfast - Milwaukee, WI
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October 24-29, 2021
ELIM Retreat Ministries provide the place and occasion for the spiritual debriefing, spiritual renewal, and pastoral care of the global worker. We believe that strengthened and encouraged Christian workers result in more fruitful and effective Kingdom work.

Adult Third Culture Retreat

Bair Lake Bible Camp - Jones, MI
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Oct 29 - 31, 2021
All post-university TCKs are welcome to attend. The session topics will touch on the practicalities of living in the United States as adult TCKs. This faith-based retreat provides a safe space for self-reflection, intentional processing, community formation, connection making, and spiritual and emotional growth and healing. The mission of the Adult Alumni TCK Retreat is to foster connection, encouragement, and authentic community with people of similar faith and third culture backgrounds. We want to provide a safe space in which each person can continue to navigate their journey and season of life.

Interlude Debriefing Retreat

Marywood Retreat & Conference Center - Jacksonville, FL
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January 16–21, 2022
Join us for a four-day debriefing retreat designed especially for global servants engaged in cross-cultural ministry. Interlude is a time to reflect, process, and tell your story to experienced, trained debriefers as well as a small group of your peers.

Wake 2022

Boundary Waters, MN
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July 24-30, 2022
Wake 2022 is a 7-day/6-night spiritual journey experience in the context of outdoor adventure in the boundary waters canoe area of Minnesota, specifically designed by Barnabas International staff for men working in cross-cultural contexts. Traveling side-by-side with this group of men you will complete a physically challenging journey while being guided through a process of paying attention to your inner journey with God. Each day will provide space to process both in silence and solitude and together in a community of men with similar experiences, all in the context of spectacular outdoor scenery.
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