The Barnabas Factors: Eight Essential Characteristics of Church Planting Team Members was recently published by Missional Press. Author J. D. Payne, Director of the Church Planting Center at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, challenges missionaries across the globe to consider Barnabas as a model for healthy church planting teams. The Factors include: Walks with the Lord; Maintains an Outstanding Character; Serves the Local Church; Remains Faithful to the Call; Shares the Gospel; Regularly; Raises Up Leaders; Encourages with Speech and Actions; Responds Appropriately to Conflict. A guide is also provided to assist team leaders in evaluating potential team members. This work is available through Amazon.