Barnabas Landing is a peaceful oasis away from the pressures of ministry.  You will enjoy fabulous food, spacious and quiet rooms and engaging input from our speakers.

Allow us to serve you.  You will be renewed.

This retreat is designed for pastors, missionaries and para-church staff.

Bless YOUR pastor and spouse with a gift of this retreat!



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Pastors and Leaders Retreat

Lyle & Jeannie Buyer May 15 - 17, 2017



In the beginning of Matthew’s gospel, he intentionally records that Jesus was born as “Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’)” (Mt. 1:21).  At the end of Matthew’s gospel, he focuses on the same truth when he reports Jesus’ words, “And surely I am with you always to the very end of the world.” (Mt. 28:20).  The clear truth here is that Jesus intends to walk with us in life and ministry.  Given this, why can life and ministry so often seem like we’re doing things for God instead of experiencing the fullness of His presence?

In our time together, we will explore this life-giving invitation from Jesus to do life and ministry with Him and not just for Him.  Our format will involve looking into Scripture, sharing out of our own stories, and providing guided time for you to be “with” God.


Lyle and Jeannie Buyer have been in ministry together through 33 years of marriage.  They live in Edmonton, AB where they have served at McKernan Baptist Church for the past twenty-four years with Lyle as Sr. Pastor.  They have four children, three of them married to wonderful spouses.  Jeannie is a gifted worship leader with a passion to see people experience deeper freedom in Christ through prayer ministry.  While Lyle’s passion is the relevant preaching of God’s Word, he has a growing desire to walk alongside Christ’s followers and servants in their journey to deeper freedom and Kingdom impact.  Lyle and Jeannie have also had the privilege of serving with Arrow Leadership Ministries as Leadership Partners.


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