CrossRoads Missions - New Orleans
May 24-30, 2020
CrossRoads Missions New Orleans expands our community partners’ presence and outreach while providing access for ministry by bringing together local Christ-centered churches, ministries, and members of the local community through service projects and youth events.
More about New Orleans:
New Orleans is located in Southeastern Louisiana and is the 50th largest city in the United States, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Our center of operation is in Arabi, a community located in St. Bernard Parish. In addition to being very active in St. Bernard, the focus of our ministry also extends to the inner-city neighborhoods of Desire, St. Roch, Bywater, Gentilly, and the surrounding areas.
New Orleans is a proud and culturally diverse town. People here tend to be close-knit, family-oriented and very laid back — hence the city’s nickname, “The Big Easy.” We have a rich, full culture that is known for its food and music, as well as religious beliefs and celebrations.
New Orleans Population: approx. 391,000 people (Pre-Katrina: 455,000)
25.4% of the population lives below the poverty level
Median household income: $38,721
CrossRoads Missions New Orleans seeks to assist existing ministries to better serve their neighborhoods. Our full-time staff, interns, and volunteers serve alongside full-time Christ-centered workers to reach a broader community. Seeking to glorify Christ in word and deed, CrossRoads Missions is actively involved in a variety of ministry opportunities in New Orleans. Through an example of community, worship, and service, participants work together as the Body of Christ to display a testimony of the love of our Savior by being his hands and feet in acts of service.
Ongoing and recently completed projects include the following:
- Renovation of homes that were damaged by Katrina and other hurricanes and weather events
- Renovation of an office building
- Maintaining the long-running Capstone Community Gardens
- Organizing and participating in summer programs for neighborhood children
- Ministering to the homeless in New Orleans
- Maintaining community parks in St. Bernard Parish
- Renovating the Perrin House, which provides lodging for individuals beginning or currently working in ministry in New Orleans
- Constructing a new youth room for The Gathering, a community center in Arabi
- Assisting inner-city ministries, as well as new church plants