Since participating on Operation Barnabas is not an end result but rather a step in the process, we encourage OB participants to be involved in the OB Faithfulness Program.
This discipleship program, completed in the five months immediately following the student’s OB tour, involves demonstrating continued faithfulness through personal growth, church involvement, mentoring, and even new ministry development. Monthly reports are given as students go through an accountability check with a mentor, tracking items like time in the Word, prayer, scripture memory, and ministry/outreach projects. OB students are also encouraged to mentor someone younger so that they can learn how to model Christ to someone less mature in their faith.
We are pleased to announce the following 2018 Operation Barnabas alumni have received the OB Faithfulness Award.
Ransom Duke Beard: Path of Life Community, Auburn, Indiana
Raegan Coersmeyer: Grace Church Medina, Medina, Ohio
Annaliese Conant: Liberty Grace Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Madison Hensinger: First Christian Church, Kendallville, Indiana
Colby Murray: Harvest Bible Chapel Indy West, Avon, Indiana
Sarah Neu: Palmyra Grace Brethren Church, Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Stephen Troutner: Grace Polaris, Westerville, Ohio
Now is the perfect time for students to consider participating on Operation Barnabas 2020! The Midwest Tour will take place June 13–July 6 and the California Tour is June 20–July 13. More information about the application process can be found at OperationBarnabas.net. The early application deadline is November 20, 2019.