Churches Supporting Churches

Working in Partnership to Restart, Repair and Rebuild Churches to Redevelop New Orleans

The St. Andrew’s New Orleans Partnership Team (NOPT) was formed March 2008 to enhance our formal commitment to Churches Supporting Churches and St. John’s Baptist Church of New Orleans. Presently we closely work with Central Baptist Church of Wayne, PA (CBC) on this mission. The membership team is still developing.

Team activities:

  • Members of our team attend monthly meetings at CBC. Ongoing projects involve issues of rebuilding, youth connections, meta health development, political awareness, financial aid and fellowship.
  • In April 2008, Chuck Hill attended a conference of the North American Baptist Alliance, the governing organization of Churches Supporting Churches in New Orleans. Discussions, workshops, and lectures focused on the continuing recovery efforts and the role of the churches in the aftermath of Katrina.
  • In October 2008, the team assisted in hosting St. John’s Baptist Church on a mission to Pennsylvania. A delegation of 16 members visited for five days. Our team members joinged in educational tours, youth entertainment, a political activism workshop, a fundraising dinner, and Sunday worship. Members of our church donated over $1,000 to aid in the success of this trip.
  • For our 2009 mission 13 members of NOPT went to New Orleans July 8 – 13, 2009. This was the Phase 1 trip for the St. John’s Community Garden. The team financed this mission with fundraising and personal expenditures.
  • Pastor Scott has created a blog for folks to share and reflect from the trip.  All are welcome to visit HOPE IN ACTION – Reflections on Mission, Partnership, and Inspiration to read reflections on the recent Mission Partnership trip to New Orleans.
  • NOPT has been generating a lot of interest across all age groups in our church. We now have 10-15 members attending our monthly meetings. We have some very committed members and hope their energies will encourage additional involvement.

Be sure to visit our CSC/St. John Partnership Blog

A CSC DVD is available for your viewing (check with the church office) or visit the CSC website for additional information.

For more information on how you can help with this important mission, please see Vi Burg or Chuck Hill.