St. Barnabas Youth Cafe

Several of the DTS trainees and staff work at a youth café on Tuesday evenings that happens at St. Barnabas Church. It is run by the Network which is a youth church made up of cells whose goal is to reach out to young people in Carlisle and the surrounding areas. The café is a place for young people to come in from the cold and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, hang out and play ping pong.

Becky who is on the September DTS shares what she enjoys about working at the cafe…

“My favorite part about working at the cafe is just the fact that it’s the perfect environment to create opportunities for relationship. The kids that come week after week are really great, and since we see them on such a consistent basis, we actually get to slowly build friendships that allow us to care for and love on these kids; or if anything, just lets us live life together with them. We open up a safe environment for kids to hang out in, and a lot of the time now, those are pretty hard to find. I love that we get to offer that to them and that they are so willing to be a part of it, too. I believe Jesus was a lot about relationships, and so hopefully our ministry through the cafe, and the relationships and friendships we build there, will in turn become more and more a reflection of Him.”

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