Why Project Barnabas?
The Project Barnabas team member is modeled after Barnabas in the Bible, whose name meant Son of Encouragement. The role of a Project Barnabas team member is to represent Amor, walk alongside others and serve wherever and whenever needed. Most of the roles that a Project Barnabas team member fills during our busy spring season are behind the scenes, absolutely necessary, and service-oriented.. Amor Ministries and the groups we serve have many different needs during this time, and Project Barnabas team members work to meet all of them. Project Barnabas team members may spend the week: serving and encouraging a group on a work site, preparing food at the campground for groups through Amor’s La Cocina program, setting up a camp site for an upcoming group, organizing or delivering tools for groups, or a combination of some or all of these things. Each of these roles focuses on empowering the groups as they serve the local church and community through building homes.
Your training for Project Barnabas emphasizes this philosophy of service. During your time as a Barnabas, you will be instructed in the basics of your volunteer area. However, your primary role as a Barnabas is to ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER the groups however needed (therefore, an extensive knowledge of Amor and your volunteer area is not necessary). Your basic week outline if you are serving in Baja is: Saturday-Training, Sunday-Meeting groups and leading them into Mexico, Monday through Thursday-Serving the groups, and Friday-Returning home. In San Carlos we have some flexibility in arrival and departure dates.
Work site assistance - All Locations
Serve as a liaison between Amor Ministries and our groups that have come to build homes by being a resource for both. Clean tools, mix stucco, answer questions (or direct them to the right person), pick up stray nails, and through it all be an encouragement to everyone you meet.
Baja - 3/9 - 4/25
San Carlos - 3/8 - 3/22
Puerto Penasco - 3/15 - 3/28
La Cocina - Baja
Serve alongside our La Cocina Mexican staff members to provide an authentic Mexican meal experience to groups throughout their mission trip. Assist with the food purchasing, preparation, and clean up that provides the needed sustenance for a group while they are serving with Amor.
3/9 - 4/18
Operations - Baja
Provide hands on support through working with the operations team on camp development and our tool rental program. Serve the groups and families through providing the resources needed for a successful mission trip.
*Dates will be during the months of March and April. Specific dates will be posted in the future, until that time please contact us directly with your availability if you are interested in this service area.
How much does it cost?
$85 per person for 1 week. $5 for each additional week of service.
- Be prepared to serve where needed
- Come prepared to learn and grow with a good attitude
- Develop a network of invested supporters who will be praying for your while you serve with Amor.
- Raise the money needed for travel and other personal expenses.
- Be available for at least one week during the spring of 2014.
- Successfully pass a background check.
- Be over the age of 18.
I'm sold! How do I apply?
To apply, please complete our Project Barnabas Application and mail it back to us, along with a $25 non-refundable deposit fee. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 619.662.1200 ext. 6.