At Barneys we support cross cultural partners in a number of places around the world. We also encourage Barney’s members to consider both short term and long term missions overseas. The partners we support at the moment include the following:
Church Missionary Society (CMS)
Caroline trained as a French and Italian language teacher at Sydney Uni and the tug of mission was on her heart for many years. She served Barneys first as Terraces Supervisor and then on staff in various capacities, including the 5pm services, BOCC, and as Missions pastor.
She started working in France with the Groupe Biblique Universitaire (University Evangelical Group) in Toulouse, France in mid 2013. Since 2017 she has been the coordinator for south-west France, equipping students for a lifetime of knowing and serving Jesus. She will be returning to Australia when this role finishes in August 2019.
Craig and Samantha McCorkindale
with Clare, Hannah & Joel
Craig and Sam were Barneys members from their student days, when they were involved in music and student ministry, and went on an exposure trip to China in 2006 led by Caroline Evenden.
They (and their three kids) are in their first term serving in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Craig has begun teaching in Khmer at at Phnom Penh Bible School, while Sam continues language learning and connecting with the local community.
If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with CMS, please use the link or email address below to get in touch:
Serving in Mission (SIM)
Andrew & Rebecca Oakley
with Jeremiah, Micah & Tadeo
Andrew and Bec met, married and ministered for many years at Barneys before deciding to explore opportunities for overseas ministry.
They are based (with their three kids) in Thailand with SIM. Andrew is the Director of Football Ministry for Sports Friends Asia, who help churches use sport to develop relationships with kids and their communities for discipleship and evangelism.
If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with SIM please use the link below to get in touch:
Global Recordings Network (GRN)
David attended Barneys before moving to St James Croydon, and could often be seen at the AV desk during services. He was challenged to use his tech skills after attending ReachOut missions conference.
He works as a software engineer in the Australian office of Global Recordings Network (GRN), an international mission agency who specialise in the translation and distribution of audiovisual Bible stories. He is responsible for providing the “5fish” app with the information it needs to deliver biblical content to a worldwide audience.
If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with GRN please use the link below to get in touch:
M & D
with O & G
M and D grew up in the Blue Mountains and were members of Barney’s while they were at university.
They are now in a secure location with Wycliffe in South Asia, training local Christians in Bible translation and Scripture use, working increasingly in a consulting role.
If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with Wycliffe, please use the link below to get in touch:
Phil served as a Distributions Manager in Central Asia for the charity “Salem Union.” He was a long-time member of Barneys and served on the mission support team for many years. He went on short exposure trips to China while still working at Sydney Water and eventually “retired” to his role at Salem Union. He resettled in Tasmania in 2017 and we continue to uphold him in prayer.
Katherine & Kimsoeun Seat
with Khemrin & Ketya
Soeun became a Christian in Cambodia before coming to Sydney for theological study. Katherine was a Barneys member while at university and was interested in long-term mission after a trip to China. Soeun and Katherine met at Sydney Missionary Bible College and the rest is history.
They have a passion for teaching the bible, and serve (with their two kids) in the Siem Reap area assisting local evangelical churches with outreach and teaching.
Ruth served with CMS in the Numbulwar community in the Northern Territory, assisting indigenous leaders with youth and children’s ministry. After further study, she worked part time for the Ministry Development Team of the Anglican Diocese, visiting remote communities and providing support to lay female church leaders. She completed her partnership with Barneys in 2018 and continues to work in Darwin with the Legal Services Unit of Territory Families.
If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our independent partners, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM is a team of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists, and other professionals who protect the poor from violence in nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia.
IJM is increasing its involvement in cases of online sexual exploitation of children (Watch ABC’s 7:30 Report interviewing IJM here).
In places like the Philippines, IJM works in partnership with the local justice systems and law enforcement to prosecute cases of suspected exploitation, and with social welfare and aftercare professionals to provide continued care for survivors.
Barneys can join the defenders of these children, as individuals and as a church, by doing two things:
– broadening and deepening IJM’s impact by praying for the work of justice and raising awareness about IJM,
– prayerfully consider setting aside some finance to help IJM shut down cybersex trafficking.