Operation Barnabas (OB), a three-week ministry experience for high school students, spent the past three days at Grace College & Seminary preparing for summer ministry trips. Forty-eight high school students from across the country participated, along with 14 staff members.
Operation Barnabas is a ministry of CE National, located in Winona Lake. Each summer for the past 42 years, OB has trained high school students for Christian ministry and leadership. During the 3-week experience, participants are equipped with biblical training, character development and practical experiences to impact people and culture for Christ. After orientation and initial training at Grace College, students are sent out to rural and inner-city settings in Pennsylvania and Ohio to share the gospel and serve others.
This is the second year Grace has hosted OB orientation. “We’re excited about the opportunity to come alongside the 2016 Operation Barnabas teams,” said Mark Pohl, director of admissions at Grace. “It’s a privilege to host OB students and leaders again as they prepare to serve Christ in tangible ways this summer.” Grace supports OB through use of its facilities and with meals during the three-day orientation. Six of the OB leaders are Grace College students and alumnus.
For more information about Operation Barnabas, visit www.operationbarnabas.net.