The Barnabas Award is presented to a person, lay or clergy, known to have “a heart for pastors.” Established in honor of Rev. Jim Beal, we present the award to persons who, as Rev. Beal, show special interest in aiding pastors in the entry process, as well as in the work of ministry.
The Arkansas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry will present the 2023 Barnabas Award at the Clergy Session of Annual Conference.
Nominations for this year’s recipient are being accepted from among Arkansas United Methodists. If you would like to submit a nomination, please email your nomination to Rev. Susan Ledbetter (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than June 1, 2023. To nominate, please include the name of the person you wish to nominate and an explanation explaining why you feel this person should receive the 2023 Barnabas Award.