Since participating on Operation Barnabas is not an end result but rather a step in the process, OB participants are encouraged 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.
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
For the OB Faithfulness award, students need to have five monthly reports turned in to the Operation Barnabas home office. All OB participants receive a $1,000 scholarship for their first year at Grace College or Lancaster Bible College. Those who complete the OB Faithfulness Program are also eligible to receive $1,000 for the next three years, provided all requirements through the school have been fulfilled. – from cenational.org