I visited our feeding station at Elysian Fields last Wednesday evening. The youth ministry has been joining the regular group out there this semester. I have been impressed with how quickly they jump in to help, and the way they engage with...

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      Deacon Ordination Sunday

      02.15.18 | by Philip Peavey

           Today we are ordaining four men as deacons.  In Acts we read that the deacons were set apart to serve the needs of the church and to relieve the apostles of the overwhelming responsibility of tending to them.  Deacons are to be full of the...

        Mardi Gras in New Orleans

        02.08.18 | by Taylor Rutland

             A lot has changed in my life since we moved to New Orleans almost nine years ago. I have gone from no kids to three kids, lived in four different places, and been through multiple degrees. I was unaware how long God would have us in New...

          New Life

          02.02.18 | by Taylor Rutland

               I was so excited to receive an email from a program called Fallen Fruit of New Orleans. This program allows anyone in my Gentilly neighborhood to receive a fruit tree for free if they are willing to share the fruit with neighbors or people...

            A Sorrowful Drive

            01.25.18 | by Christi Gibson

                 “Why is there a minivan here?”  This was the frustrated prayer voiced by one of the women of Inward this week as we took a prayer drive around the city. Minivans are for families.  They shouldn’t be parked at a strip club.

              Worship As One

              01.19.18 | by Ricky Draper

              In my previous letter to the First Baptist New Orleans family, I wrote about my philosophy of worship through music, about the importance of congregational singing in our worship gatherings, the significance of singing the gospel message, and...

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