As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost [GOD] said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost [GOD], departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
Paul and *Barnabas went forth to preach the Word of God. Not because some group decided that they should go, but because God sent them. When God directs the church we can be sure that the things we do will glorify Him.