Sunday, November 27, 2011

The 2011 Haiti GLS Report: Awesome and Inspiring

This is an update on the Global Leadership Summit in Haiti. The first day was awesome and inspiring. In five years for the first time we had 300 reservations on the eve of the event. We also had a number of walk-ins that brought the total number to 330. The registration process went well and fast and our volunteers at the Solution Table did a great job. We enjoyed the ministry of a talented worship team from Quisqueya Chapel, the international church of Port-au-Prince. Edner Jeanty as coordinator made a short speech to present the vision of the GLS to a full house made of pastors, Christian NGO staff, business people, young leaders, educators, etc. from the city but also from out of town (including Cape Haitian, St Louis du Nord, Pignon, Mirebalais, etc.).

The various messages of the day were all well received, especially Bill Hybels' "Five Critical Questions" and Henry Cloud's session, "The Fool, the Evil and the Wise". The other speakers were Len Schlesinger of Babson College (Entrepreneurship and Leadership) and Rick Warren (Leadership as Stewardship). The translation was easy to understand and the people laughed at the jokes and

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Brief Overview of the Leadership Situation

In 1804 Haiti became the first successful slave revolt thanks to the heroic leadership of men like Toussaint Louverture, Henry Christophe and J.J. Dessalines. Given their particular context of struggle, they valued bravery and intrigue over principles and a commitment to virtue and truth. Today, the Haitian leadership models are still weak in the areas of trust, accountability, and the pursuit of the common good for all.

Church leadership tends to be better structured and more reliable. However, it can also be too traditional and not relevant to the changes in society. In general leaders of the Haitian Christian movement would do well to seek and develop a more balanced Christian worldview, taking into consideration a holistic vision of the claims of the gospel, while pursuing the Christian character traits and the good leadership skills necessary to influence a deep change in people and society for the sake of God's kingdom here on earth.

So, it is a worthy effort to be involved in leadership development now more than ever. The Barnabas Christian Leadership Center is committed to serve the needs of a new generation of leaders. We invite people to partner with us and to pray with us. Here are some prayer concerns:

  • For God to raise a new generation of leaders who will lead with boldness and integrity
  • For revival in the Haitian church that will translate in transformed lives and a significant impact on the nation, both spiritually and culturally
  • Jobs and housing for the Haitian people; hope and encouragement for the generation that survived the earthquake of January 12, 2010.

    Sunday, February 8, 2009

    The Barnabas Center offered a training in Crisis Counseling

    The Barnabas Center distributed certificates to about forty people who attended the training on crisis counseling on Trama, Crisis and Grief. This 3-day training held on February 5, 6 and 7, 2009 at Hotel Le Plaza (Port-au-Prince) was well appreciated by the participants both for the content of the sessions and for the general organization of the seminar. The trainers were two American specialists: Dr. Daniel Green, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the Clinical Director of New Life Resources, Inc. in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Visiting Professor at Charles University of Prague (Czech Republic); Rev. Robin Knoll is president of Inspiration Ministries and serves as Chaplain with the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin Police Department, concentrating on Crisis Response work and Pastoral Care.

    The participants at the training came from 4 provinces in Haiti. They are committed to be available to their communities to intervene according to the new knowledge acquired at this seminar organized by the Barnabas Center. In his closing remarks, Prof Edner JEANTY, Executive Director of the Center, thanked the participants and announced that the audio CD of the sessions will be available soon. To order the CD (mp3 format), contact the BCLC office at

    Monday, January 12, 2009

    A new name, the same vision

    The official name of the Barnabas Center is now the Barnabas Christian Leadership Center (BCLC). Thge name reflects the emphasis of the ministry on leadership training. It also clarifies that it operates from a Christian worldview. However, our vision remains the same as we seek to come alongside the pastoral leaders in the country and inspire excellence in leadership for the Christian ministries.

    Friday, August 29, 2008

    New Phone Number: 3647-3553

    The office of Barnabas Learning Center has a new phone number: (509) 3647-3553. The BLC can now be reached 24/7 at this number. Of course you can also contact us by email at We will be happy to hear from you.

    Saturday, August 9, 2008

    LEADHAITI delegation attends The Leadership Summit

    LEADHAITI in partnership with the Barnabas Learning Center will bring the Global Leadership Summit to Haiti in November. A delegation attended the Leadership Summit at Community Covenant Church in Rehoboth, Massachussets, the major sponsor for this unique event in Haiti. On Saturday Edner Jeanty and Valery Vital-Herne (of LEADHAITI) and Pastor Dennis Barril, Ron Ware and Scott Martin (of CCC) flew to Chicago to attend a special meeting for the leaders of Global Leadership Summits that will be held in over 56 countries around the globe. Stay tuned for more information on the Haiti GLS that will be posted soon.

    Valéry, Monique, Edner & Dominique at Community Covenant Church

    Monday, August 4, 2008

    Partnership Opportunities

    We invite you to join forces with us in promoting Christian leadership in Haiti. The Barnabas Learning Center seeks partners in several areas:

    Prayer and financial support for the Barnabas Learning Center

    Experienced lecturers and trainers willing to lead talks, seminars and conferences for Haitian leaders in Haiti.

    Like-minded institutions to partner with us to deliver quality continuing education training programs for Haitian leaders

    Funding for multi-year projects.