Barnabas Student Ministries
Mentoring Students 

Building Communities

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Barnabas  Student Ministries



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Mentoring Students


People need a third space or a relational environment that isn’t home / work / school.  CAFE BARNABAS creates this culture while innovating and leading the tea industry.  Our ministry team intentionally engages students with the goal of sharing their faith in Christ and being available to talk about anything. We are another possible connection point for a student unwilling to reach out to a pastor, parent, or police officer. The next step from our first connection point is engagement. 


Every day our team invests high impact time into developing relationships with student volunteers.  Cafe Barnabas is a platform allowing students to cultivate skills and character in a real world setting.  These skills produce self-confidence, a common goal, and shared experiences. This quality relational time results in an understanding of that student’s strengths and struggles. This knowledge enables our team to relevantly challenge students to understand and come to faith in Christ or grow in their faith in Christ.  Ultimately, we desire to develop community leaders.


Students possess the potential to improve their community when challenged to do so, mentored to develop required skills, and empowered to secure the resources necessary to accomplish their vision. Potential leaders are given incremental levels of responsibility in the cafe such as register training and tea infusion training. As students master cafe skills, we seek to partner with churches and other organizations allowing students to experience a broad range of leadership situations further honing their skill. Ultimately, we come along side these new leaders as they discover or develop ways to improve their communities.

Volunteer !

Our Volunteers are the BEST!!! By joining the team, you become part of a family focused on providing mind-blowing tea while learning valuable skills you can use the rest of your life. Plus, you get free tea and food during your shift. YEAH!

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Building Communities

ConeXus – Youth Ministry Collaboration


Conexus is a place where youth workers can join together as a cohesive group working together to glory God through networking, encouragement, and outreach.

Latin, Noun

Definition: combination, connection, joining together Romans 15:5-6: “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”


Who Can Join?

This group is for youth pastors, youth ministry leaders, directors, coordinators, and sponsors, para-church youth workers, and anyone directly involved with Christian youth ministry.

What to expect:

-Youth Worker Fellowship Opportunities – usually involving free food and giveaways!
We believe in fellowship of the Saints and the One Accord of the church
-Youth Worker Prayer Meetings
Prayer is a small act that moves the Mighty Hand of God. Every great movement begins with prayer.
-City Wide Outreaches and Youth Events Hosted by Multiple Churches
We cannot reach Topeka youth alone
-Local Support from Topeka
We believe in stewardship of resources
– A place to be encouraged, share challenges, and bare on another burdens
We believe in importance of a support system and encouraging everyone
– Collaboration and sharing ideas!
Lets take good ideas and make them exceptional!

What You Can Do

Here’s your invite. Be a CONNECTOR with us by investing time or resources.
*** Non-Cafe Opportunities — Prayer, Mentorship, Etc. 

Why do you want to volunteer at Cafe Barnabas?

I love going to Cafe Barnabas and the people that work there are really cool. It would also give me job experience, which I need. Everything the cafe does is really inspiring as well and I want to be apart of it. - Allie