SEND New Orleans TOP 10 Church Planting Opporunities
1. Military Church Plant in Belle Chase. NAS JRB New Orleans is one of two Joint Reserve Bases in the country that serve and house commands from various branches of the Armed Services. Nearly 5,400 military, Department of Defense civilian employees and contractors work at the base daily, and approximately 1,700 family members live in more than 900 housing units. http://www.cnic.navy.mil
2. Westbank Arabic Plant (There is an estimated 8k Arabic People in New Orleans. We need an Arabic speaking panter)
3. Hispanic Work in Metairie - There is a large demographic of Hispanics in Metairie we need a hispanic planter and sponsor church.
4. Chalmette- http://www.towncharts.com/Louisiana/Demographics/Chalmette-CDP-LA-Demographics-data.html
5.East New Orleans- This location is in a primary African American neighborhood that is in desperate need of a gospel-centered church plant.
6.East New Orleans Vietnamese Community- We need a Vietnamese speaking planter for a large Vietnamese population in East New Orleans. This is an unreached community with a very strong Catholic presence. http://dirt.asla.org/2013/06/10/in-new-orleans-a-vietnamese-community-bounces-back-with-urban-agriculture/
7. Lower Ninth Ward- This area has long been an underserved underprivileged area, but it is going through a demographic change and beginning some gentrification. This is a hard area, with incredible potential. This area has a majority African American population, but the demographic is becoming increasingly millennial and anglo. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/23/new-orleans-lower-ninth-ward-condos-gentrification
8. Kenner/Metairie South of I/10.
9. Irish Channel Area- This are is a Multi-Ethnic community on the South side of uptown that borders the MS River. Here is short video and attached PDF about history. https://www.nola.gov/nola/media/HDLC/Historic%20Districts/IrishChannel.pdf http://crescentcityliving.com/new-orleans-neighborhoods/video-new-orleans-neighborhoods-irish-channel
10. Central City- This area is one of our most difficult locations. High crime, diversity, gentrification, poverty…etc. It is a rapidly changing community with a very long history of violence and crime. Here is a brief overview of Central City. http://www.neworleans.me/know/about/11/Central-City