The Barnabas Award
The Barnabas Servant Leadership Award is named for Barnabas, who was a servant leader selling land in Cyprus to buy food for the post-Pentecost crowned in Jerusalem. Barnabas recruited Paul for ministry, worked with Paul as a missionary, mentored John Mark, and led a multicultural pastoral team in Antioch. The name Barnabas means “son of encouragement.” The award, in association with the Barney II and Moore Foundations, takes his name as it serves as an effective instrument to the entire educational community by promoting the ideals of service that substantially benefits others. Wheel-thrown basins are given out each year to each recipient of the Barnabas Award.
The awards are made available by the Agape Center and will be given to one current senior and one current faculty member at Messiah College.
Each year, we ask for nominations of individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of ministry, community service, and leadership. The community service that the Barnabas Award seeks to reward is unpaid service that is done off-campus through community partners. The following factors will be given priority in selecting the recipient.
The finalists will be asked for additional information. Please inform the person that you are nominating them.
To nominate a student or employee, create a profile on Partnership Planner and select “Create Project”. Under the title Awards, select Barnabas Award.
The last day for nominations is April 19th, 2013.