The Barnabas Team exists to glorify God and fulfill the work of the church in obedience to the Scriptures . These verses help to describe our mission: Psalm 82:3-4, Isaiah 1:16b-17, Micah 6:8, Matthew 22:36-39, Matthew 25:35-40, and Acts 20:34-35.
Micah 6:8: "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
We want to glorify God by:
Permitting the people of ANCF to express love and care for their brothers and sisters facing hardship. We take a Barnabas Fund offering once a month after the Sunday morning service, and these funds are distributed by the Barnabas Team to those in need.
Recognizing that God is the provider of all that we need, the Team will handle God's resources within ANCF and the community to ensure that the primary needs of every member are met; assistance may also be extended to regular attenders and church "neighbors" .
Giving members of ANCF access to teaching, training and support for managing their personal resources as good stewards of what God has entrusted to them, in the most responsible, God-glorifying way .
Ministering in such a way that ANCF is known by those inside and outside our fellowship as a discerning, yet caring, compassionate and responsive congregation .