Church Mission Society
Location: India
Finance: Personal Support, Voluntary
Duration: 3‑12 months, Over 12 months
Activity: Children & Youth, Evangelism & Discipleship, Hospitality
Posted: 14 May 2019
Closes: Open-ended

Gap Year: Chai316

Church Mission Society

Chai316 is a non-commercial outreach café in Bangalore run by volunteers, focusing mostly on students and those under 35 who would never go to church. Founder Benny Prasad’s heart is to engage with people on an intellectual level, inviting them to ask questions and genuinely engage with faith.


There are 808 million young people under 35 in India, many of whom struggle with depression and loneliness. Bangalore has a higher rate of suicide than any other city in the country. 


The café is not about quick wins and shallow or short-lived salvation, but spending time with those who come to the café, inviting questions, discipling and journeying alongside people as they come to a real, lasting faith in Christ. 


Benny has high expectations of his staff, and is specifically looking for friendly volunteers with good people skills who have a real heart for people and a passion to love through showing unconditional love and respect. Volunteers need to be comfortable with investing in people over time without seeing immediate progress. Volunteers also need to be wise with social media, and an aptitude for art is a plus.


If you think a gap year at Chai316 could be right for you, please contact Susann on vro@churchmissionsociety.org to find out more.

Church Mission Society

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