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ARCTIC BARNABAS MINISTRIES | UNITED STATES + CANADA
NORTH AMERICAN ARCTIC
We ARE ARCTIC BARNABAS MINISTRIES
Our KEY FOCUS AREA is COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
Approximately 100+ villages in the North American Arctic do not have an established Christian evangelical church, pastor or missionary presence. Most of these villages are only accessible by plane or boat and have few or no followers of Jesus Christ. The Great Commission is not complete in the Arctic! In response to this need, various Christian organizations send pastors and missionaries to live and minister among the indigenous people groups in rural Alaska and Northern Canada.
Unfortunately, many become quickly overwhelmed by the spiritual and physical challenges of living in a remote Arctic village. Some of the challenges they face include cross-cultural barriers, isolation, extreme weather, inadequate housing, insufficient medical care, and limited food or other supplies. In addition, statistics for this region indicate consistently high rates of addiction and suicide among villagers. With all these challenges, the locals often look to their village pastor or ministry leader for love, counsel, and spiritual formation. Some pastors persevere. Many burn out. Yet, there is hope!
ABM is all about encouraging and strengthening healthy, thriving leaders to lead healthy, thriving ministries! The vitality of village pastors, missionaries, and their families is critically important for the development and sustainability of healthy church communities. We invite you to be blessed! Experience joy and eternal rewards as you partner with us and take part in what God is doing to draw people to Himself in the North.
Our Short Term Mission Trips to Alaska
Arctic Barnabas Ministries
Arctic Barnabas Ministries counts it a privilege to host pastors, ministry workers, and their families at the Annual Ministry Family Retreat. This retreat brings spiritual renewal, encouragement, and connection with other families in ministry throughout rural Alaska and Northern Canada. The retreat will be held at Victory Bible Camp which provides housing, meals, and afternoon activities such as horseback riding, wall climbing, a glacier tour, and family games. Team participants will receive special training for ministry workers so they can effectively be involved in several program aspects such as: worship team and operations, both a children and teen program, nursery workers, and individual counseling.
TRIP DATES | SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 5, 2019
COST | $2,000
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | APRIL 28, 2019
CONTACT | COLETTA SMITH
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