Operation Barnabas teams are coming together now with a number of interesting and exciting ministry stops planned for the summer of 2017! In 2016, Operation Barnabas was retooled, revamped, and reinvigorated. Orientation was streamlined, our tour length adjusted to three weeks, and an intentional curriculum on character development was emphasized.
Our students and leaders embraced these changes and OB has experienced a dynamic resurgence of energy and enthusiasm. We are excited for what is already planned for the tours of OB 2017! Ministry opportunities will be focused on the East Coast and Midwest and the two OB teams will be led by administrative leaders with much experience working with youth!
Christian McAllister, associate pastor at Palmyra Grace Brethren Church, and Timothy Kurtaneck (TK), director of Operation Barnabas and youth leadership training, will be serving as the team administrative leaders for 2017. Christian’s team is planned to include ministry stops in major East Coast cities, including Philadelphia and Urban Hope Training Center with participation at StreetWise youth conference. TK’s team will focus their ministry in the Midwest with partnerships at para-church organizations, church plants, and traditional church ministries. Orientation will begin in Winona Lake, Ind., on June 18 with tours concluding on July 11.
Operation Barnabas remains committed to helping students learn ministry and how to share their faith in Jesus. Team members receive biblical training and practical ministry experience to better prepare them to make a positive impact in our culture by living ON MISSION.
If you know a high school student who loves Jesus, is involved in their local church, and ready to take the next step in their walk with the Lord, then OB is for them! You can find out all the details and applications at operationbarnabas.net. Applications are due January 31!