About the Award
Barnabas, a disciple of Jesus Christ in the first century, exhibited many qualities necessary for keeping Christian organizations strong and vibrant. This award recognizes individuals who have served CBFA by being a Barnabas, exhibiting similar qualities, serving and participating joyfully and enthusiastically and contributing to CBFA’s effectiveness and esprit de corps.
The Barnabas Award was endowed by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
This award recognizes contributions to the CBFA by individuals who demonstrate some or all of the qualities inspired by the life of Barnabas:
Encouragement: Encourages colleagues to join, serve, write, and flourish in the CBFA
Servant-Leadership: Accepts visible and hidden responsibilities with a servant's heart
Harmonizing: Builds bridges and community within the organization
Innovative and Competent: Advances the CBFA's effectiveness through expertise and new ideas
Dedication: Steadfastly serves as an ambassador of the CBFA and its mission
The honoree receives a plaque, a monetary award, and a public tribute.
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