MissionLab is excited to be partnering with GenSend to offer several new missions experiences for collegiate students and high school juniors and seniors. GenSend is part of the Send Relief ministry of the North American Mission Board. They have been offering missions experiences for college students and encouraging them to think long term about how they can live on mission for Christ no matter what their occupation is. The goal of this partnership is to help college students and those preparing for college to come to New Orleans to serve and learn more about living out the gospel here. Along with GenSend, MissionLab is also working with the Send Network church planting efforts and several other ministries that serve New Orleans. These partnerships are a combined effort to attract and tell people about how God is working in New Orleans in an efficient combination of resources while also creating a mission experience that will allow college students to see what it is like to serve and do ministry in different parts of New Orleans.
College Student Experiences
This partnership is working in a few different ways. The first is by offering college only weeks and weekends in the spring and fall. These weeks are geared specifically for college students to come and serve in New Orleans. While the college groups are here, there will be a mini “Catch the Vision” tour. This tour will take you through different parts of New Orleans and help the college students to better understand the history of New Orleans and what it is like to live on mission in a city that is so unique. There will also be opportunities to learn about coming to study with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The ministry projects will include working with the homeless population of New Orleans, learning about ministries that work to help people out of the sex and human trafficking industry, and other ministries with local church plants.
High School Junior and Senior Experiences
The other way that this partnership is working this year is to offer a unique experience for juniors and seniors in high school. During our summer program dates, there will be opportunities for juniors and seniors to get to know each other from other churches and learn more about preparing for and living on mission when they go to college. There will be a mini “Catch the Vision” tour each week just for the juniors and seniors. Like the CTV tour for the college in the spring, this tour will take you through different parts of New Orleans and help the students to better understand the history of New Orleans and what it is like to live on mission in a city unique as New Orleans. There will also be opportunities to learn about coming to study at Leavell College.
If you would like more information about this partnership and how your church or college ministry could come to serve in New Orleans, please email us at [email protected] or schedule a phone call here.
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