Timothy + Barnabas Institute
A comprehensive training program to help pastors grow their leadership.
Grow as a Pastor and Leader
Whether you are a recent seminary graduate or you've been in ministry for a few years, you know that the mission of a pastor is both rewarding and challenging.
Imagine having an experienced guide to walk with you as you navigate challenges that are common to ministry and unique to your particular context.
Timothy+Barnabas Institute pairs cohorts of young pastors like you with more-experienced pastor coaches for a two-year pastoral leadership development program.
You will have access to training form some of the top pastors in the country, and you'll be encouraged, equipped and resourced for the significant calling God has given you.
Cohorts begin in January, but applications are accepted any time.
Four In-Person Workshops
Monthly Coaching Calls
Learn from respected teachers to help you become the best leader you can be.
Evangelism & Outreach
“The opportunity to connect with other pastors in similar seasons of life and ministry provides a sense of brotherhood that is invaluable. Moving forward, I'm eager to continue to connect with these pastors and my ministry coach on a regular basis and anticipate these relationships only growing deeper in the years to come.”
Pleasant Valley Community Church in Owensboro, Ky
“The Timothy+Barnabas Institute is unlike any other conference or event. There is no green room; the participants have access to the leaders the entire time. They eat together, learn together and worship together.”
Director, Timothy+Barnabas Institute
You are Invited
Grow with us as a pastor and leader.
A $500 deposit that covers all sessions and lodging is required. The deposit will be refunded to all those who have perfect attendance and complete the program. Limited scholarships are available.
Dr. Jon Akin
Dr. Jon Akin is the Director for Young Leader Engagement at the North American Mission Board. He also serves as an adjunct Old Testament and Preaching professor at Baptist seminaries and universities. Jon is an author of books like Preaching Christ from Proverbs, Exalting Jesus in Proverbs, and Exalting Jesus in Ecclesiastes. He has served as a pastor of churches in Kentucky and Tennessee and is currently serving as interim senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Naples, Fla. He and his wife Ashley have 3 children: Maddy, Emma Grace, and Judson. Jon oversees the Timothy Barnabas Institute.