Speaking and More


God has been so good to my family and me!  One of the ways that he has done this has been through opportunities that he has arranged for me to share about the good news of Jesus and his kingdom.

In my estimation, there’s no better way to help mobilize someone to follow Jesus in the real world than in face-to-face situations, whether one-on-one or in group settings.  There’s just something about being able to interact with people directly, seeing their body language and reactions, that helps bring home the idea that we are all sent by Jesus to share and embody the good news where we work, live, and play.

Over the years I’ve had many opportunities to lead in this way.  Here are a few broad examples:

  • Speaking, Preaching, Teaching (whether in a 5,000-seat worship center or in a living room or anywhere in between)
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Leading Retreats
  • Leadership Development
  • Missional Consulting
  • Social Media Consulting (personal brands, non-profits, churches)

If you are interested in booking me for an event or if you are in need of my services, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page.

Thanks so much!


What People Are Saying

“Matt Barnes is a solid Bible teacher whose teaching is made more effective by his personal integrity.  I appreciate the way Matt leads as someone who is first being transformed by Christ.” ~Lisa Liou, InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries

“Matt has a rare ability both to handle the Word of God accurately and apply it practically to the issues people face.  His ministry connects remarkably well across a wide range of ages and ethnicities.  He loves God and people see it.  He loves people and people know it.  I recommend him highly.” ~Gregory L. Waybright, PhD, Senior Pastor at Lake Avenue Church

“Teachers are easy to find.  However finding a teacher who is competent both in content and a delivery that engages the listener so they become an interactive participant…this much more difficult to find.  Matt Barnes has both.  Matt’s biblical teaching is accessible, practical, and rooted in the listener/learner’s real-time life.” ~Scott White, Pastor of Global Outreach at Lake Avenue Church

” Matt Barnes’ teaching brings out the questions and deep convictions of our heart of hearts; and he consistently challenges us to really examine them to see if they truly align with what Jesus taught.” ~Sonia Yeh, A Former Leader of the Crossroads Community

“Matt, in his tenure at Lake Ave. Church, has had a bold impact on the young adult ministry and other special projects.  Matt is an outstanding Christian leader.” ~Jack Miller, Lay Leader at Lake Avenue Church


A Few Samples

Below are a few samples of me speaking and teaching.  Enjoy!



Videos from the “Shared Faith” series at Lake Avenue Church during the Fall of 2014:


Audio of a sermon on John 17.20-23 entitled, “The Gravitas of God’s Glory,” preached at Lake Avenue Church March 20, 2016:

Audio of a sermon on Proverbs 14.23 entitled “Filled Up or Carved Out?,” preached at Lake Avenue Church August 29, 2015:

Audio of a sermon on James 5.1-6 entitled “Missio Dei or Missio Me?,” preached at Lake Avenue Church May 17, 2014:

Audio of a sermon on Acts 12 entitled “Who Is in Control,” preached at Lake Avenue Church on August 3, 2013:

Audio of a sermon on Philippians 2.1-11 entitled “We Are One in Christ,” preached at Lake Avenue Church on September 4, 2011:



A link to my podcasts, in which I teach biblical concepts:



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