CrossRoads Missions –New Orleans expands our partners’ presence and outreach in the community and provides access for ministry by bringing together local Christ centered churches, ministries, and the local community through service projects and youth events.
About The New Orleans Field
New Orleans is located in Southeastern Louisiana. Our center of operation is in Arabi in St. Bernard Parish with the focus of our ministry extending out to the inner-city neighborhoods of Desire, St. Roch, Bywater, Gentilly and surrounding areas. We are also very active in St. Bernard Parish.
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 and full culture that includes everything from food to music, and religious beliefs to celebrations.
Area Demographics according to 2016 Census Estimates
- New Orleans Population: approx. 391,000 people (Pre-Katrina: 455,000)
- 27% of population lives below poverty level
- Median household income: $ 36,792
Our main purpose is to assist existing ministries to better serve their neighborhoods, serving 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 projects include the renovation of homes that were damaged by Katrina and other hurricanes since, the assistance to inner-city ministries and new church plants in fulfilling the goals of outreach, participation in summer children’s programs, and ministering to the homeless of our city.
The People We Serve With
We have a community of ministry partners that are all dedicated to serving the city with their own specific skills and passions. We assist individual homeowners as well as trusted housing development programs that seek to lower housing costs in their neighborhood. The summer programs we work with target at-risk youth and strive to get them “a step ahead” by the new school year with academic programs. The New Orleans Mission houses and serves food to 150-200 individuals per day and provides a variety of programs to help people get back on their feet. Other projects can include gardens, parks, schools, churches, and much more.
Our Local Partners
- St. Roch Community Church & Thrive New Orleans
- The Gathering in Arabi, LA
- Rebuild Church and Ministries
- Abundance of Desire
- Capstone Community Gardens
- New Orleans Mission (Homeless Shelter)
Come join us for a week long mission experience. Serve alongside us and our partners as we seek to build community together through serving the city. We have skilled staff that will lead you in meaningful projects, programs, and times of praise, study and fellowship. The participant fee covers construction supplies, projects, outreach activities, meals, lodging, and devotional materials. Trips are open to all ages and family groups are welcome.