“Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people.”
Acts 11:25-26 NIV
Barnabas recognized the job of teaching and ministering to this group was more than he alone could do, so he sought help. Often when God gives us a vision for ministry we let Satan convince us we are defective or incompetent if we need to seek assistance. A good leader assesses the project and secures the right people to complete that task, so this is what Barnabas did in reaching out to Paul. During that year in Antioch Barnabas and Saul were able to encourage each other and reach far more people than either could on their own. Each grew in their own faith and effectiveness from their time together.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV🚦