Here is an interesting article about one of our Caskey Center churches. Tom Bilderback is the pastor of Vieux Carre Baptist Church in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He has served in this community for the past 5 years.
Vieux Carre Baptist Church has exegeted their community, and determined the best approach to reaching the lost. The article points out that the church has a significant ministry to the homeless people of New Orleans, but their focus is not on providing care for the homeless. The focus is on reaching the lost in the community. To accomplish this task, Vieux Carre Baptist Church provides care for the homeless.
What does your community look like? What are the needs of the people within your community? How can you match your church members’ ministry gifts and abilities with the needs of the community? Answering these questions will help you identify an effective strategy for meeting needs and sharing Christ in the community.