Who are we?
We are a racially and socio-economically diverse congregation of God's people. We're not rich, particularly good looking, or even terribly organized. We are far from perfect, but we cling to God's mercy as we walk together toward heaven. Bottom line: we love because we've been loved. We forgive because we are forgiven, and we have dedicated ourselves to God's service bringing light into a dark world of sin, hurt, and loss.
We believe that being confronted by, and responding to, the good new Jesus brought results in transformed lives inside and out. For us, following Christ is more than just an inward feeling, it is a way of life that others can see.
Here in the middle of New Orleans, we could not simply pass by all the children and wish things could be better for them: better home life, better schools, better job skills, better reading abilities or a better chance of not ending up on the streets. Following Jesus' question, "What good is salt if it has lost its saltiness?" we decided to be salty. We are committed to helping kids escape the cycle of poverty and the emptiness of life on the streets — that's what the KidsCity program is all about!
Likewise, we are surrounded by brokenness and pain everyday in Hollygrove and MidCity so we planted a church in the Hollygrove neighborhood and started a Celebrate Recovery ministry at Carrollton.
Finally, we believe in passionate worship when we are together and lives that are consistent with that worship as we go to work, school, and out into our community. In fact, we see our whole lives, inside and outside of the church building, as our worship.
All that philosophical and theological talk aside, in a word, we are a family. Come be salt and light with us in New Orleans.
We are a family of God's children serving our community.
We are God's Children.
We eat together. We pray, sing, worship, and laugh together. And, sometimes cry together when life hurts.