The purpose of the Barnabas Blog is two fold.It attempts to celebrate those in Christian ministry that are accomplishing things for the Kingdom that I can only stand from afar and admire. To cheer on those who may hear the noise of caution and critics more than those of us they are leading and challenging.
It is also an avenue I will attempt to introduce those that are younger than me who are emerging as amazing examples of humanity being confirmed in His image. There are so many gifted young world changers emerging who need a shoulder to stand on and an encouraging word in a hostile Babylonian styled society.
I met one of these young leaders several years ago and have watched her grow from a young girl with some of the cutest freckles and mischievous eyes ever, to an amazing young revolutionary. Mandi Briggs is one of the new breed! Totally sold out to the mission of Jesus Christ and his Church… She has been raised by amazing parents and been reared in ministry her entire life , yet the unique anointing that separates her assures me this is not a girl “Momma called” nor “Daddy sent”, but a sold out vessel of honor to be filled with Holy Anointing Oil.
I realize even in our modern world being a girl in ministry still has challenges from culture, religion and tradition. But I am so grateful there are young women like Mandi who are willing to reject the pressure to confirm to societal norms and march to the beat of the Galilean drummer!
Missions, media, worship… Ministry! These are her passions as she pursues excellence in each assisting her Mom and Dad as Sr Leaders of Riverpark Church in Shreveport,La. as Riverpark’s Intern Director.
You go girl, we’re rooting for ya!!!