The greater Baton Rouge area is filled with amazing people, culture, and history. It’s a wonderful place to live, and Jesus has a deep love for everyone that calls this “home.”
As a church family, we intently join Jesus in His mission to restore all of creation by bringing His Kingdom near to the brokenness around us, making “on earth as it is in heaven” real and tangible. God is forming us into the kind of people who notice and tend to the needs we encounter through daily life, but He has also given us opportunities to serve the people of our community in these specific ways.
Breakfast in the Park
Every other Sunday morning, a group from our church family goes to Expressway Park and cooks breakfast for those in the area who need a hot meal. Originally located downtown by the levee and aimed at reaching the homeless community, this ministry now serves a wide variety of people and situations with food, encouragement, and love. Anyone is welcome to jump in and help, so you can check out the events page for the next breakfast date, and for additional information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTW, we rotate weeks with The Chapel on the Campus, a great church in our city, so there is breakfast served consistently every Sunday to the beautiful people in this community.
Maison Des Ami
A group home for people with mental illness, Maison Des Ami (House of Friends) has become very important to our church family. Without this place to live, the residents would be homeless, and we look for ways to offer a spiritual home for them as well. A team of volunteers provides a ride to and from our Sunday gathering each week, and our Community Groups join forces to throw a Christmas party for the whole house every year, complete with food, gifts, and Santa Claus! We are grateful to be able to join the Maison Des Ami staff in caring for these dear friends, and are honored to be a part of their family as well.
Bishop Ott Men’s Shelter
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul has several shelters in the area for men, women, and children in need of various kinds of care. We have joined with them in different ways over the years, and are currently part of a meal rotation that allows us to bring dinner to the men’s shelter once every other month, giving us an opportunity to serve these men and come alongside other groups of Christians as we collectively bring the Kingdom near in tangible ways. If you are interested in being a part the next dinner, visit the events page for the specific date and email email@example.com for more information.