Ministry Guide

Baptist Friendship House

The Baptist Friendship House seeks to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people through love, action, and truth. Their ministry programs include clothing and showers to women, a weekly Bible study, emergency food assistance, and transitional housing for women.

Bethel Colony

Bethel Colony South Transformation Ministry is a ministry of Bethel Community Baptist Church, Inc. We exist to help men with life controlling issues, such as drug and alcohol addictions. Our goal is to provide a place of recovery, transformation, healing, and wholeness by focusing on hope in Jesus Christ. If an individual sees his need for change, desires to do what it takes to accomplish this, and makes a 6 month commitment, he can be accepted as a student at Bethel Colony South Transformation Ministry.

Café Reconcile

We are a community of concerned people committed to addressing the system of generational poverty, violence and neglect in the New Orleans area. Our innovative life skills and job training program assists young people (ages 16–22) from severely at-risk communities who desire to make a positive change in their lives. Reconcile’s students arrive facing a vast array of challenges, from extreme poverty and high school attrition to homelessness, violence, and participation in the juvenile justice system. Nonetheless, these young people possess a deep desire to break the cycle and become productive, contributing members of society.

Church Without Walls

We are a team of pastors, community outreach workers, musicians, churches and volunteers connecting the disconnected of New Orleans to resources, creating community, and providing a support system through Christ.

Covenant House

Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today we are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth.

Crossroads NOLA

Crossroads NOLA is a faith-based 501-c3 nonprofit organization committed to making a difference in the lives of children in foster care in New Orleans. Crossroads NOLA was previously known as Baptist Crossroads and focused on the issue of affordable housing. As the major housing initiative came to completion, issues within the foster care system in New Orleans began to come to light. Under new leadership, Baptist Crossroads evaluated these issues, developed a strategy to address them, and underwent a name change to reflect its new approach, which relies heavily on a citywide church network

Desire Street Ministries

Transforming impoverished urban neighborhoods into flourishing, healthy communities is our goal, and Desire Street believes that bolstering the leaders in those neighborhoods is the best route toward that goal. Two steps at a time, Desire Street and local ministry partners are striding forward together on this path toward revitalization of urban communities across America.

FBNO Care Effect

The Care Effect is the outreach arm of First Baptist New Orleans. One branch of the Care Effect is City Care, where volunteers disperse out into the city to “express the love of Christ through word and deed.” The ministries include feeding the homeless, visiting prisons and nursing homes, ESL classes, mentoring, and partnerships with local schools.

Global Maritime

Global Maritime Ministries exists to provide holistic Christian ministry by meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of seafarers and maritime workers. We minister to international seafarers and port-related personnel. Many of the ships visiting our port are container ships which often stay in port for only a few (12-24) hours. Because they are in port for such a short time, the crew does not have the opportunity to make phone calls, send and receive mail, or take care of any personal needs. By locating our facilities near the port, seafarers are able to walk to the center throughout the day. We also provide transportation to and from the terminal as needed. Our resources are available to them whenever they have free time.

Hope House New Orleans

The ministries of Hope House include emergency assistance for rent and utilities, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, programs for the homeless, an adult literacy center, an after-school youth program, a prison ministry, and education for justice programs. They are located in the Irish Channel.


Inward is a comprised of ladies from the community who reach out to the women, men, and children in the New Orleans sex industry. Their target area is generally Bourbon Street.


MissionLab plans custom mission trips for groups of all sizes and ages throughout the year. Serving with us involves hands-on interaction with the people and needs of this city. Whether your group wants to stay for just a few days or a whole week, we work with you to plan a customized mission experience. We provide housing, meals, leadership, and ministry sites for groups who want to share in the mission of showing God’s love to the people of New Orleans.

New Orleans Mission

Established in 1989, the New Orleans Mission is a private 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization initially created as a service provider for a growing population of homeless men living in our city. Today, we are the largest faith based private service provider among 60 shelters catering to the homeless population of New Orleans. Our overnight shelter capacity has grown from 80 men to 244, including 32 women.

Vieux Carre Church

Vieux Carre Church is in the heart of the French Quarter. One of their ministries is to operate a clothes closet for the homeless in the city.

Women at the Well

Women At The Well is a life transformation ministry of Bethel Colony South.  We are a ministry of Jesus Christ located in New Orleans, Louisiana. We provide a Christian environment where women with life controlling issues may come for healing.  We are blessed to work with many local organizations and churches to provide the resources to help women learn how to live as Christian women, wives, and mothers.

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