At NOLA Church, we want to make it easy for you to connect with GOD and with other believers. Our church is designed to be an open community, where anyone can take steps to know Jesus more, and help others do the same. Take a moment to learn how NOLA can help you go to the next level in your relationship with Jesus and engage the community around you.
TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP
Have you ever wondered what’s next? Or, have you ever felt like there was something missing, or that you wanted more out of life? The truth is that we’ve all been there from time to time. This is why we’ve designed our NEXT Steps process to help you discover what’s next in your life!
Taking your NEXT Step begins with discovering who you are. Your personality and your passions definitely work together to reveal who you really are. Both these identifiers also reveal to you the area of service that best connects you with Jesus.
We’ve designed a short online survey that will help you to discover yourself and to begin to see your place in the Vision. Your journey of discovery is as simple as taking your first step, and you can get started right now! To take your NEXT Step click here.
When when you understand who you are because of what Jesus has already done for you everything changes! Life becomes very fulfilling, you no longer simply exist… now you live every day on purpose.
This why we’ve designed a very special class for everyone who is taking their NEXT Step at NOLA. This is a 5-week class that meets at 5 pm on Sundays each quarter. In this class you’ll discover Who Jesus really is and who you are because of Him! To register for this class click here. And don’t worry, if you have to miss a Sunday you can always drop back to the class you missed next quarter.
Jesus carefully designed you to be more than just a number… He designed you in His Own Likeness and in His Own Image to make a difference. Here’s how we say it: Jesus designed you on purpose for His Purpose!
We’ve designed an online survey for everyone who takes their NEXT Step at NOLA to help you discover your purpose by carefully examining the Spiritual Gifts Jesus has already given you. When you discover how He’s already equipped you making a difference is the overflow of your relationship with Him! To discover your purpose click here.
Legacy is all about making a difference that lasts. Discovering this truth will dynamically change your life! Think about it: when you follow Jesus, then find freedom from your past, then discover your purpose, you can’t help but make a difference in your world!
This why we’ve intentionally designed several teams where you can connect, serve and leave a legacy. On the Dream Team you can make a difference by serving others at one of our Worship Experiences. On the SERVE Team you can make a difference in the lives of people who are far from GOD in our city through our monthly humanitarian and charitable SERVE Projects. On the Legacy Team you can make a lasting investment into the Kingdom of Jesus to reach people here in the New Orleans area and around the world.
WORSHIP GUIDES US
Everything we do at NOLA is about giving praise and worship to Jesus. He is the reason we live, move and have meaning in our lives. Every Worship Experience is carefully designed to create an atmosphere where you can connect with Jesus.
WHAT IS A WORSHIP EXPERIENCE?
A Worship Experience is an encounter with Jesus that leads us into radical life-change. This is not just another church gathering… every Sunday we intentionally seek and experience Jesus through heartfelt worship and hearing the Word of GOD preached in a practical and Life-giving way.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our Worship Experience is a casual atmosphere that focuses on Jesus rather than each other, or a religious structure. Because of this, we encourage everyone to dress comfortably.
Our Sunday Worship Experiences are at 9:30 and 11:30 am, and last just over an hour. Our Saturday Prayer Experiences are at 9:30 am, and last just over an hour as well. Each Worship Experience begins with a worship set of current and relevant worship songs that are chosen to connect each individual to Jesus, personally. Next, Pastor Monte preaches a sermon from our current sermon series that is designed to bring us closer to GOD and to challenge us to personally engage in His Mission.
ARE KIDS WELCOME?
Yes. NOLA Church is all about family, so families are always welcome!
Kids need to encounter GOD too, so we provide a kid-friendly experience for kids (toddler to 11) called NOLA Kidz that is interactive and led by leaders who are passionate about connecting kids with GOD.
ARE KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS WELCOME?
Yes. We have a heart for special needs champions and their families.
NOLA Haven is our ministry that serves kidz with special needs, and the families who care for them.
WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM?
Water baptism is an integral aspect of a believer’s Journey. Through water baptism we follow Jesus’ example (Matthew 3) and His Commission (Matthew 28:19), as well as Peter’s instruction to the believers in Acts 2:37-38.
We practice believer’s baptisms, meaning that once we believe we are water baptized. And, anyone desiring to be water baptized is encouraged to do so at anytime. We also offer monthly baptisms following our Worship Experience on the first Sunday of each month. If you would like to be baptized at NOLA please register here and one of our pastors will contact you to make arrangements.
Small Groups at NOLA Church are places where you can connect with people who share your interests, people who are at a similar stage in life or people who have expertise in an area where you would like coaching. There is a wide variety of groups offered. For the active crowd, we have volleyball, hiking, basketball, etc., as well as all sorts of recreational and creative activities. Groups that focus on parenting and marriage provide coaching in important life skills. Those facing all types of abuse, alcoholism, addictions, divorce, depression and disabilities will find people dealing with similar issues. Children and youth meet in groups that address their needs for fun and friends.Young marrieds can join together in activities that nurture their marriages and provide for lifelong friendships. For seniors, there are groups where the skills they’ve spent a lifetime developing are used to train and serve others. The Small Groups offered reflect the people at NOLA and continue to change and develop with the interests and needs of the people.
If you’d like to learn more about our groups visit Small Group Central.
FIND YOUR PLACE ON THE TEAM
The Dream Team is a group of incredible people that have discovered their gifts and passions and are actively serving in them. From creating a comfortable environment by serving on a First Impressions Team, to leading the next generation to Jesus by serving on a NOLA Kidz Team, to crafting a dynamic experience with the NOLA Creative Team or NOLA Worship Team, to tearing down barriers across our city by leading a Small Group or partnering with the Mission Team—we are a group that intentionally advances the Kingdom of GOD.
This team is all about one thing: serving GOD by serving His people. If you desire a life filled with joy and growth and community, we would love to dream with you!
Our Dream Team is how we make a difference on Sundays, as well as throughout the rest of the week. Each person on one of our teams has discovered that when we serve in our passions life is so much more fulfilled.
Here are some of the areas where you can discover your passion, and your place in the Vision at NOLA:
NOLA BABIES (birth - toddler)
This team provides a clean, safe and fun environment for every infant, as well as peace of mind for their parents Our win is realized when parents are confident enough in the care provided for their babies that they can participate in and focus on our Worship Experience.
NOLA KIDZ (Pre-K - 5th Grade)
This team provides a clean, safe and fun place for every guest of NOLA Kids.
Our win is realized when every child is excited to tell their parents about the one thing they learned that day, and to come back the next Sunday.
We make people feel welcome and wanted from the moment they arrive. Our win is realized when people feel loved, accepted and that we are glad they came to NOLA, and they want to come back next Sunday.
We make every guest and member of NOLA feel welcomed as they arrive, and assist them in finding a parking space in our various parking areas. Our win is realized when every one arriving is greeting with a smile (regardless of the weather).
COFFEE & BEVERAGE TEAM
We make sure that every guest and member of NOLA has a hot coffee or cold water before, during and after every Worship Experience. Our win is realized when every person attending feels like they’ve been served with excellence and genuine excitement.
WORSHIP GUIDE TEAM
We make sure that every guest and member of NOLA has a Worship Guide throughout every Worship Experience. Our win is realized when every person attending knows their next step in connecting with every aspect of NOLA Church.
DREAM TEAM CARE
We make sure that everyone who is serving on our Dream Team is supported with a smile, a drink or snack, and prayer or hug. Our win is realized with every Dreamer is serving free from the distractions of life, and realizes their place on the Team.
DREAM TEAM CARE
We cover every person attending or serving in a Worship Experience with prayer throughout every Experience. Our win is realized when there are no spiritual distractions present in any team, and each guest and member is able to receive everything Jesus has for them during each Experience.
We lead every guest and member of NOLA into the Presence of Jesus during every Worship Experience, through music and singing, and help to create a safe atmosphere for people to worship Jesus. Our win is realized when every person attending is able to connect with Jesus without distraction and inhibition.
We provide all of the production elements during each Worship Experience, including: audio, video, presentations, lighting and recording. Our win is realized when every guest and member of NOLA is able to attend a Worship Experience that invites them into the Presence of Jesus in a creative way, without technical distractions.
We serve to make sure that every Baptism Sunday is special and memorable for each person who follows Jesus’ example in being water baptized. Our win is realized when a person makes the decision to openly declare that they are a Jesus-follower, and are baptized into the Family of Jesus at NOLA Church.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN NEW ORLEANS
Our SERVE Team are an amazing group of Jesus-followers who’ve discovered the joy of simply serving other people where they are. Every month they host a SERVE Opportunity that varies from charitable or humanitarian projects, to visiting elders in nursing homes, visiting families at the NICU, or simply gathering to meet the needs of hurting people.
If you have a passion to put your beliefs into action, this is the team for you. We’d love for you to discover real fulfillment by serving with us.
If you have a passion to make a difference around the world send us an email:
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AROUND OUR WORLD
Our Legacy Team are a group of generous champions who’ve discovered the amazing fulfillment that comes from making a difference that lasts around the world. We do this by partnering with existing organizations that are already boots-on-the-ground in strategic areas, and because of this we’re able to directly impact more lives for Jesus.
Here are the amazing organizations we partner with to leave a lasting legacy.
ARC – This is how we help plant new churches all over the United States
A21 – This is how we help to rescue people from sex trafficking
Children’s Cup – This is how we help to feed, cloth and provide medicine to children in impoverished countries
Hope Coffee – This is how we help to support missionaries and families in third-world countries
Second Harvest Food Bank – This is how help to feed the hungry in the New Orleans area
CONNECT W/ NOLA CHURCH
CONNECT W/ NOLA WORSHIP
CONNECT W/ NOLA SMALL GROUPS
CONNECTING WITH OUR NETWORK
Our Social Media Team does an amazing job every week keeping everyone connected and informed on everything happening at NOLA through our various social media accounts.
We’d love for you to follow, like and share our posts, and we always make it a point to respond to every comment.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU
If you have any questions please feel free to drop us an email. We’d love to meet you in person, and we look forward to you attending one of our Worship Experiences this weekend!