The Care Effect
The Care Effect is an effort to go into our city each Wednesday night to purposefully share the love of Christ. Care Effect ministries are designed to meet the physical and spiritual needs of various people in our city and to use the incredible variety of gifts that God has given to us.
Many residents in this area are underemployed and live in or near poverty. We partner with Evangelistic Baptist Church to serve this neighborhood by sharing a brief devotional, serving a hot meal, and praying with those who stop by.
Team Leader | Steve Barnett
Homelessness has long been a problem in New Orleans. Each Wednesday night, volunteers serve a hot meal to the homeless who gather in the CBD. It's a simple gesture to let them know they are loved by their Creator and by us.
Team Leader | Beth Akin
Many people are living in New Orleans who do not speak English. We met this practical need in our community by providing English as a second language classes each Wednesday night. Volunteers to teach and provide transportation are always needed. ESL teacher training is scheduled at least once a year. No prior teaching experience is necessary.
Orleans Parish Prison
Orleans Parish Prison is one of the darkest places in our city. Many inmates, however, are interested in studying the Bible. We can be a part of God's redemptive process in the lives of prison inmates by sharing the gospel and praying with them.
Team Leader | Sim Diano
Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center
Many children in New Orleans are born into neighborhood feuds and conflict. Violence is a part of their lives from the very beginning. It's not surprising that so many of our city's young people end up incarcerated. At Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center our objective is to come alongside these youth and show them that they are cared for and loved. Through weekly Bible studies, we teach them they are valued and that there is hope for a good future.
Team Leader | Frank Catalanotto
Women from several local churches come together weekly to reach out to women and men in the New Orleans sex industry and share the love of Jesus. Inward has embraced being referred to as the "church ladies" on Bourbon Street. This ministry has a process of application and its meeting place changes from week-to-week, so please inquire if you are interested in joining the work.
Team Leader | Christi Gibson
Nursing Home Ministries
Although they are full of people, nursing homes can be some of the loneliest places on earth. Each week, a group of volunteers visits the Jefferson Health Center and The Atrium to minister to the residents through Bible study, music, and conversation.
Jefferson Health Care Team Leader | Wanda Gregg