Crossroads NOLA seeks to change the lives of children in the Greater New Orleans foster care system by increasing the number of certified foster families, providing special care to children from the time they enter custody until a suitable placement is determined, and offering extra support and training to teenagers aging out of state care. The hope is to accomplish these goals by tapping into one of New Orleans’ greatest resources: the Church. Support, encouragement and facilitating care for both parents and children are hallmarks of this important and life-changing work.
Baptist Community Health Services
Baptist Community Health Services is a network of medical clinics started by the New Orleans Baptist Association of churches and is a non-profit federally qualified multi-site community health center which provides service for both insured and uninsured patients. The mission of BCHS is to demonstrate the love of Christ by providing high quality primary medical and behavioral healthcare in underserved communities. BCHS services include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics; Psychiatry; and Women’s Health. BCHS also provides free ultrasound services for all women.
Baptist Friendship House
The Baptist Friendship House seeks to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the impoverished, homeless, and survivors of human trafficking in New Orleans through love, action and truth. Located on Elysian Fields near the French Quarter, this unique ministry is a central location for numerous outreach projects in and around the New Orleans area. This Gospel-centered ministry meets physical needs by providing food, clothing, shelter, and general health education. Emotional needs are met by support, counseling, and helping individuals increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. Intellectual needs are met by literacy training, GED preparation, job readiness, and helping individuals gain necessary life skills to better themselves.
Global Maritime Ministry Center
The Global Maritime Ministry Center known as “the fastest way to the ends of the earth,” exists to provide holistic Christian ministry by meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of seafarers and maritime workers. Thousands of cargo, container, and passenger cruise ships enter the Mississippi River each year with crews of international seafarers who are far from home. The Port Ministry has the opportunity to share with them the love of Christ and to give them God’s word in their heart language. As these seafarers hear the Gospel message they take it back to their families and friends. The Ministry provides free transportation to and from ships at the Port of New Orleans and the Port of South Louisiana to assist the crew to make phone calls, send and receive mail, or take care of any personal needs they may have. While there they each receive a Bible (from over 75 languages) in their own language.
Baptist Collegiate Ministry
The Baptist Collegiate Ministry is a collegiate student organization whose purpose is to reach non-Christian students with the Gospel of Christ, connect students to local churches, and strengthen the walk of those who are passionately following Jesus. They accomplish these goals through worshiping together, building community in Family Groups, and serving together on campus, in the community, and around the world. Our local BCM is active at Tulane and Loyola campuses in uptown as well as at the University of New Orleans and Leavell College in the east. FBC Westwego has operated the annual spring BCM crawfish boil for over 10 years.
North American Mission Board
The North American Mission Board is our mission agency that focuses on church planting, disaster relief, human trafficking and care for refugees. They are a resource for evangelistic efforts and help emphasize special areas of ministry which are unfortunately, sometimes neglected. They also organize mission programs for college students as well as provide an opportunity to purchase sustaining farming items for global families in need through the gift catalog.
International Mission Board
The International Mission Board partners with churches to empower missionary teams who are making disciples and planting churches among unreached people groups all across the world. An entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the IMB is sending people to share the gospel and lead people to follow Jesus in every place on Earth. Churches are being planted in both strategic global cities and remote, unknown places, to reach the lost and tell about the love of Christ. More than 4,800 people groups – almost 1 billion people – still exist with no access to the Gospel. City Church partners with the IMB to send missionaries across the world, to see this number erased as people come to know Jesus.
New Orleans Baptist Association
The New Orleans Baptist Association of Churches (NOBA) is a voluntary association of diverse churches who partner together to accomplish kingdom work in the Metro New Orleans area. The three-fold purpose of Church Health, Church Planting and Compassion Ministries are being realized through numerous cooperative efforts among our family of churches. There is certainly strength in numbers and our churches know that we can do more together than we can alone. Here in New Orleans there is also great unity in our diversity. That diversity strengthens our vision and resolve that we are all on the same team and have a common mission. We believe this is the best association of churches in our Southern Baptist Convention.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Since 1917, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has prepared students to answer God’s call. NOBTS offers an academic environment that utilizes innovative delivery systems, preparing our students for ministry. Whether God is calling you as a pastor, missionary, counselor, youth minister, educator, worship leader, apologist, or something else entirely, NOBTS has a ministry training option for you. FBC Westwego has been blessed by having NOBTS so close by. Most of our pastors (and associate pastors) have been students at the school and through the years we have been the church home church of many NOBTS students. It is hard to articulate all the ways in which our church and our school have been intertwined over the years.