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Pastors Invited to Be Part Of a Barnabas Touch Team

By Michael N. Goodwin, President & Program Manager • EIM

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (II Tim. 2:2).

What is Barnabas Touch? It is the teaching and training ministry of Evangelistic International Ministries (EIM). It began over 20 years ago and was led by the late Larry Markum. Bro. Larry, who had served as a BMAA interstate missionary, had a heart to help international church planters and pastors have a better understanding of Baptist doctrine, sermon preparation and study, and also church policy. After Bro. Larry’s passing in 2008, Barnabas Touch was led by Danny Bullock.

Beginning in 2014, and under the leadership of Bro. Danny, EIM focused on the country of Tanzania. EIM began leading 3 teams a year to Tabora, Tanzania and partnered with the BMA Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas to train and teach 22 Tanzanian pastors. As president of the BMAA Seminary, Dr. Charley Holmes traveled several times to help in teaching Baptist doctrine, evangelism and what it means to be associational in practice. Phil Knott, who was serving at the time as the Africa Coordinator for BMAA Global Missions, as well as 17 other BMAA pastors, taught with us in teaching classes such as church planting, Old and New Testament survey, a study of the Pauline Epistles, the BMAA Doctrinal Statement, sermon prep and how to study the Bible. In the Spring of 2018, we completed our training with each student having received 150 hours of biblical study. At the end of our three and a half years of teaching and training, the BMA Seminary gave each pastor a certificate of completion. This certificate has been recognized by the Tanzanian Government as a certification of a higher education.

EIM has been asked by BMAA Global Missions to replicate in Ghana, Africa what we did in Tanzania. Our Barnabas Touch team to Ghana will be led by Jason Goodwin. We want to begin in September of 2023. Pastors, we need you to join us and help in teaching other men. The cost of each trip will range from $2,750–$3,000, based on airfare at the time. The cost will cover airfare, lodging, food and transportation. If you are unable to travel, would you consider giving $50 monthly to help with the cost of feeding and travel for the international pastors and church planters attending the Barnabas Touch training and teaching?

For additional information, contact me at (870) 904-2091 or Jason Goodwin at (601) 323-6185. You can email us at mgoodwin@eimworldwide.org (Mike) or goodhouse19@gmail.com (Jason).

Visit our website at eimworldwide.org for more details concerning our Barnabas Touch ministry, as well as other ministries EIM is currently doing.

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