These are a few examples of organisations we work with, seek to support and receive help from.
The Alpha Course - A course designed to explain the Christian faith, giving the opportunity for people to ask questions, and find answers in a friendly environment.
Barnabas has been running Alpha twice a year for about ten years now, and it has been hugely popular. We have received excellent training and resources from Alpha over the years, including publicity, conferences and videos / DVD of the course which we use on the away day.
Although we share the same name Barnabas Fund and Barnabas Community Church are entirely separate entities! We do however support the work of the Barnabas Fund.
Barnabas Fund serves the suffering Church and makes their needs known to Christians around the world, encouraging them to pray. It provides practical help to strengthen and encourage the Church in many different ways. Barnabas Fund was established in 1993 and channels aid to projects run by national Christians in more than 40 countries.
The problems faced by Christian minorities in some parts of the world range from discrimination to genocide.
BRitish Eastern Aid Doorways (BREAD) provides Humanitarian Aid to the Ukraine. BREADtrust started when a couple from the Church felt God prompt them to "Share your bread with the hungry" BREADtrust has sent many container lorries for former soviet bloc states, especially Ukraine. They are now concentrating on fundraising, as they continue funding a feeding programme and other initiatives in Ukraine. BREAD is currently run by Ray & Beryl Green from North Shrewsbury Community Church.
Over the last 10 years our Church has benefited from training and resources from Cell UK who work to help equip churches using the cell group model.
Church 123 is a web consultancy that allows you to build your own Church website with their easy to use system. Help is available online or by phone to guide you through the process and updates you make appear on your site instantly. They have been immensely helpful to us.
COMMUNITY MONEY ADVICE
Community Money Advice (CMA)has seen a network of Debt Advice Centres established across the country.
Heather Keates, founder of CMA, is a valued member of our Church and we seek to support her and support the national network of debt advice centres.
Barnabas Community Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, which represents over one million Christians in the United Kingdom.
The Frontline Church Kidz Klub site in Liverpool, with resources, testimonies and stories! Frontline have provided excellent training and termly resources to help us get our Kidz Klub established.
Newday is an annual youth festival for over 5,000 young people across the newfrontiers family of Churches. Our young people have been wonderfully blessed by attending Newday.
Barnabas joined newfrontiers in 1996, when newfrontiers started to develop churches across the midlands as part of its "Midlands Initiative"
Shrewsbury Youth for Christ work amongst the secondary schools in the town. Please see their website for details of this exciting project.