At NOBA, we care about sustainable compassion ministry because that’s how we understand the gospel and the kingdom of God. The redeeming work of Christ is able to redeem all that remains broken in this world. The blood of Christ heals, as the song heralds, “far as the curse is found.”

NOBA’s driving VISION is the development of authentic Christian communities inspired by the love and righteousness of God as revealed to us in the life and work of Christ. Our guiding principles are community orientation, urban focus and Christ-centeredness.

Our MISSION is to neighbor with the under-resourced residents of New Orleans in order to develop mutually responsible relationships; to share with each other our respective hopes and aspirations; to work together against injustice and repairing the breaches in our community caused by it; and to worship God, our Creator and Redeemer.

Our current GOALS are:

  • A Christian community health center providing primary health care and behavioral health services to underserved communities.
  • A transitional housing ministry that offers a therapeutic community that nurtures, mentors, and equips women with children from homelessness to independent living and wholeness in Christ.
  • An urban community ministry that seeks the good of under-resourced communities by strengthening churches and partnering with community leaders of like mind and mission.


Baptist Community Health Services

Baptist Community Health Services is a branching ministry of the New Orleans Baptist Association and was created as one of the initial components of a broader effort to restore and elevate low-income neighborhoods in New Orleans. BCHS is a non-profit, community-based health care provider that seeks to glorify Christ by providing quality and compassionate primary healthcare to the medically underserved residents of New Orleans.

The clinics of BCHS and their physicians provide quality primary medical care for youth and adults, many of whom have no regular access to basic health care. BCHS works to improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of those it serves.

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Baptist Friendship House

In recognizing the worth and dignity of homeless women and children, Baptist Friendship House seeks to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs through love, action and truth. It is a ministry of the North American Mission Board and New Orleans Baptist Association. BFH seeks to serve homeless women with children by ministering to the whole person, helping individuals build skills to become self-sufficient and develop a relationship with Jesus. BFH is able to provide hot meals, clothing, showers, job readiness, life skills, case management, and other wrap-around services for those in need.

BFH also seeks to create awareness about the issue of domestic human trafficking, advocate on behalf of victims and assist survivors with needed resources.

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The Vieux

At The Vieux, we are a unique blend of people chasing after God together. We realize we are broken jars containing a great treasure, which is the love of Christ. We seek to share that love with others no matter where they are or where they have been.

We seek to spur one another on to be fully matured followers of Christ. We purpose to be the practical hands and feet of Christ in the French Quarter of New Orleans and wherever God would give us opportunity.

For more information visit The Vieux’s website.

Visit the Vieux website


Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) enables volunteers to organize and mobilize to effectively meet needs of people during a time of crisis and share with them how to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Even now volunteers are responding to natural and man-made disasters all over the world. NOBA has invested a great deal in disaster relief equipment and tools. These assets are of great value when ministering to those devastated by storms. However, tools and equipment in themselves are not enough, we need you to join SBDR. You make the difference.

Interested in learning more about disaster relief and how you can become a member of Louisiana DR work? Fill out our online form.

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Guidance for Mission Teams

Contact NOBA and see if we might be able to assist you in connecting with a mission opportunity. The best way to connect with NOBA is by providing us your information via our online form.

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Team Accommodations

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Ministry Opportunities

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