Pray for the Northshore Baptist Association

Associational Mission Strategist: Don Pucik

  • Covers St. Tammany Parish, south Tangipahoa Parish, and a sliver of east Livingston Parish.
  • Major cities are Hammond, Ponchatoula, Covington, Mandeville, Slidell.
  • 315,005 souls reside in the Northshore Baptist Association.
  • 21.8% of the population, or 68,587, are evangelicals.
  • 162,250 or 51% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church.
  • 10,666, only 3.4% of the population, attended the 93 SBC churches in the Northshore Baptist Associaton in 2018.
  • 26 new SBC churches have been planted in the Northshore Baptist Association since 2010.

Church to Population ratio is 1 to 3,387. 18 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 64 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.

Pray for the pastors and churches of the Northshore Baptist Association. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members. Pray for Church Planters, RePlanters, and Partnering churches to join the workers in the harvest on the Northshore.

Pray for the New Orleans Baptist Association

Associational Mission Strategist: Jack Hunter

  • Covers Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, and Plaquemine Parishes.
  • Major cities are New Orleans, Kenner, Metairie, Destrehan, Chalmette.
  • 912,024 souls reside in the New Orleans Baptist Association area.
  • 15.1% of the population, or 137,848, are evangelicals.
  • 427,562 or 47% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church.
  • 17,640, or 1.9% of the population, attended the 145 SBC churches in New Orleans Baptist Association in 2018.
  • 69 new SBC churches have been planted in the New Orleans Baptist Association since 2010.
  • Church to Population ratio is 1 to 6,290. 175 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 311 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.

Pray for the pastors and churches of New Orleans Baptist Association. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members. Pray for Church Planters, RePlanters, and Partnering churches to join the workers in the harvest in the Greater New Orleans Area.

Greenhouse Church Planting Training Moves Online

Louisiana Baptists have offered free training to church planters and replanters since at least 1999. These have mostly been in the form of two day retreats at our regional Baptist retreat centers with about 100 planting team members attending the training annually. In 2020, Covid-19 safety protocols have caused us to cancel three of this year’s four planned retreats. So, this Fall, we are moving our training online.

The Greenhouse Training is designed to give a church planter, replanter, or revitalization minded pastor the tools needed to design an evangelistic strategy for church growth and multiplication. It is divided into four sections: Cultivate – Plant – Harvest – Multiply. Sessions include: Mobilizing Prayer, Knowing Your Context, Counting the Cost for Sustainability, Vision and Mission Design, Evangelism Best Practices, Compassion Ministry and Evangelism, Systems and Ministry Design, Church Admin and Legal Issues, and Organizing for Multiplication.

While the training is designed for planters and replanters, anyone can attend. Find out more by signing up for Greenhouse Orientation on August 25th, Tuesday, 7-8pm on Zoom. Register HERE.

Email me at Lane.Corley@LouisianaBaptists.org for more information.

The Fall Schedule will be as follows:

Week 1 – Aug 25
Session 1: Multiplication Ready – Orientation to Louisiana Baptists Church Planting and RePlanting

Week 2 – Sept 1
Session 2: Establishing and Mobilizing Prayer
Session 3: Knowing Your Context – Discovering Evangelistic Opportunities in the Spiritual, Social, and Cultural Context of Your Community

Week 3 – Sept 8
Session 4: Counting the Cost – Establishing a Plan for Long-term Sustainability

Week 4 – Sept 15
Session 5: Vision – Mission – Values – Crafting a Vision Script for Evangelistic Growth and Multiplication

Week 5 – Sept 22
Session 6: Evangelism Best Practices for Planters and RePlanters
Session 7: Organizing for Evangelism

Week 6 – Sept 29
Session 8: Compassion Ministry and Evangelism

Week 7 – Oct 6
Session 9: Design for Disciple-Making – Moving People from Lost to Laborer

Week 8 – Oct 13
Session 10: Organizing and Managing the Congregation

Week 9 – Oct 20
Session 11: The Exponential Power of Multiplication
Session 12: Organizing for Multiplication of Disciples, Groups, and Churches

Discovery Bible Study Training

Discovery Bible Study is a tool used in disciple making and church planting movements around the world to evangelize the lost through simple Bible discussion. In today’s changing religious landscape, the lost may say no to church, but they have not said no to spirituality. The Discovery Bible Study process teaches you to lead lost friends to discover the Gospel backed by the authority of God’s Word and God’s Spirit. Connect with this free training and get equipped to use this process that has led to millions of new believers world wide.

November 2nd – November 30th / Monday nights 7-8pm.

Register below and receive the Zoom Link for the training.

Discover Bible Study Training - Registration

Pray for the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge

Associational Mission Strategist: Tommy Middleton

  • Covers Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Point Coupee, St. James, Iberville, and West Baton Rouge Parishes.
  • Major cities are Baton Rouge, New Roads, Prairieville, Gonzalez, Port Allen, Gramercy, Donaldsonville.
  • 649,465 souls reside in the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge.
  • 29.2% of the population, or 189,773, are evangelicals.
  • 246,142 or 38% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church.
  • Only 13,660, or 2.1% of the population, attended the 111 SBC churches in Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge in 2018.
  • 36 new SBC churches have been planted in the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge since 2010.
  • Church to Population ratio is 1 to 5,851. 117 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 214 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.

Pray for the pastors and churches of the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members. Pray for Church Planters, RePlanters, and Partnering churches to join the workers in the harvest in Greater Baton Rouge.

Pray for Evangeline Baptist Association

Associational Mission Strategist: David Carlton
  • Covers Lafayette, Vermillion, St. Martin and Iberia Parishes.
  • Major towns are Lafayette, New Iberia, Abbeville, Youngville.
  • 404,977 souls reside in Evangeline Association.
  • 12.7% of the population, or 51,515, are evangelicals.
  • 141,696 or 35% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church.
  • Only 5,898, or 1.5% of the population, attended the 45 SBC churches in Evangeline Baptist Association in 2018.
  • 15 new SBC churches have been planted in Evangeline Association since 2010.
  • Church to Population ratio is 1 to 8,999. 97 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 157 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.
Pray for the pastors and churches of Evangeline Association. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members. Pray for Church Planters, RePlanters, and Partnering churches to join the workers in the harvest in Evangeline Association.

Pray for Carey Association

Associational Mission Strategist: Bruce Baker
  • Covers Cameron, Calcasieu, and Jefferson Davis Parishes.
  • Major towns are Lake Charles, Sulphur, Jennings.
  • 231,084 souls reside in Carey Association.
  • 29.6% of the population, or 68,425, are evangelicals.
  • 60,405 or 30% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church.
  • 9,334, or 4% of the population, attend the 73 SBC churches in Carey Baptist Association.
  • 12 new SBC churches have been planted in Carey Association since 2010.
  • Church to Population ratio is 1 to 3,165. 8 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 43 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.
Pray for the pastors and churches of Carey Association. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members.

Pray for Acadia Association

 Associational Mission Strategist: Bert Langley
  • Covers Acadia, St. Landry, and part of Evangeline Parishes.
  • Major towns are Opelousas, Ville Platte, Crowley, Mamou, and Eunice.
  • 179,141 souls reside in Acadia Association.
  • 12.2% of the population, or 21,803, are evangelicals.
  • 56,476 or 32% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church. (They’re not all Catholic). 
  • Five new SBC churches have been planted in Acadia since 2010, including Christ Church Opelousas, Berean Baptist in Crowley, New Life Arnoldville.
  • Church to Population ratio is 1 to 3,980. 18 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 45 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.
  • Acadia is also home to Acadian Baptist Center. Great camp with rich history of missions and evangelism.
Pray for the pastors and churches of Acadia Association. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members. Pray for new African-American churches that are in the works in this area.

 

Pray for Bayou Baptist Association

 Associational Mission Strategist: Joseph Arnold
  • Covers Assumption, Lafourche, and Terrebonne Parishes and Grand Isle (which is in Jefferson Parish).
  • Major towns are Houma, Thibodaux, Cutoff, Golden Meadow, Napoleonville, Pierre Part
  • 233,598 souls reside in Bayou Association.
  • 10% of the population, or 24,349, are evangelicals.
  • Only 2,676, or 1.2% of the population, attend the 32 SBC churches in these parishes.
  • 79,641 or 34% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church. (They’re not all Catholic).
  • Nine new SBC churches have been planted in Bayou Association since 2010.
  • Church to Population ratio is 1 to 7,237. 50 new churches would be needed to get to our statewide ratio of 1 to 2,850. 85 new churches would be needed to get to NAMB’s suggested ratio of 1 to 2,000.
Pray for the pastors and churches of Bayou Association. Pray for people to hunger for the gospel. Pray for believers who will share the gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members.

Online Church Planting and RePlanting Orientation

Are you or someone you know interested in Church Planting or RePlanting? Have you started a church planting project and would like to know about available equipping opportunities and resources through Louisiana Baptists? Connect with our Louisiana Baptist Church Planting Team the last Tuesday of each month, 7-8pm on Zoom to learn more.

Meeting Agenda:

What is Church Planting? RePlanting? What is Southern Baptist Church Planting?

  • Lostness and Need in Louisiana
  • How do I identify with the Southern Baptist Convention and Louisiana Baptist Convention
  • Available Resources for Planting and RePlanting in Louisiana
  • First / Next Steps to Becoming a Church Planter or RePlanter
  • Q & A