The mission of NOLA Serve is to shine Jesus to the world. We feel this can be best done through consistent relationships and prayer. Serving not only impacts the people we serve, but it greatly impacts our own lives as well. It’s our honor to serve the forgotten, the unwanted, the elderly, the trafficked, the battered, the addicted, the ones who gave their all for our freedom, and those who are different from us. These simple acts of kindness radically impact lives and are beyond rewarding. We’re inviting you to join in the Mission to reach more!
“For even the [Jesus] came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45, NLT
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Living a truly fulfilled life means that we’re living the life Jesus designed for us. One of the best ways to discover real and lasting fulfillment is by serving others. The NOLA Serve Team finds serve opportunities in our community and around the world where the NOLA Family can invest our time and our talents. This gives us all an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that truly makes a difference.
Saint Francis Friends
Each month our team visits with the residents at St. Francis Villa Assisted Living Center to let them know they are not forgotten. We give manicures, play cards, and serve them ice cream. Their company and friendship have been such a blessing to our team!
NOLA Serve collaborates with Free NOLA, a local non-profit that serves victims of human trafficking, by distributing gift bags to the ladies and men who work in clubs in New Orleans East. We are beginning to see some radical change happening through life-giving relationships!
VA Medical Center
Our team is passionate about serving veterans at the New Orleans VA Medical Center, which provides care for local veterans and the homeless through their community center. It is our honor to pass out healthy snacks and handmade cards to let them know we appreciate their service.
The addicted are close to our heart. We serve them coffee and donuts with a smile while they receive their morning treatment before work.
Every week we go into local schools to pass out donuts, pizza, and candy to the students who attend NextGen lunch clubs. At club they receive a positive message and cultivate authentic relationships with mentors from their community.
NOLA Serve has been asked to chair the faith committee of Jefferson Parish Alliance of Concerned Citizens (JPACC). By serving with JPACC we work with other advocacy groups and community organizations to help better the Greater New Orleans area. Our committee’s goal is to network and collaborate with church leaders across our city, inviting them to take action and serve alongside of us. We strongly believe that no one should do life or ministry alone, and JPACC helps pave the way to some joint efforts that will truly make a difference in New Orleans.
As well as serving locally, NOLA Serve recently returned from our first foreign mission trip! We joined with Authentic Church in Ohio to make a lasting difference in Leon, Nicaragua, specifically in the barrio of Tomás Borge. Together we partnered with One Child Matters to provide services to more than 6,000 families that live in this area. In addition, we’re working with a local church that has a weekly presence in that community. Our goal is to send teams to Tomás Borge twice each year.