Team Contacts
1.800.622.6549 (LA only)

Jeff Cook, Ministry Evangelism Strategist
ext. 262

Lee Green, Ministry Assistant
ext. 261


Church and Community

How to Start a Care and Hope Ministry

Your church or association can be involved in a Care and Hope Ministry.

To discover the depth of the need in your community call the Mission Ministries Department of the Louisiana Baptist Convention for a Community Needs Assessment.

Community Needs Assessment can be conducted in your area to determine what types of ministries are needed.

This Assessment will survey the agencies and institutions in your area to:

  • Learn about community services
  • Assess community problems and unmet needs
  • Establish relationships with community agencies and organizations
  • Discover ways to become involved in ministry

Church and Community Ministries Flow Chart


Identify Target Community, Initiate Prayer Support for the Community and for Workers Committed to Winning the Community 



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Gather and Train Volunteers. Do a Community Needs Assessment.



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Determine the Goal. Decide if Project is to be Church Based Ministry, a Non-profit Corporation, or a Church Start.


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 Church Based Ministry

Non-Profit Corporation

Church Start

  1. Ministry Evangelism Involving Laity.
  2. Train and Develop Ministry Teams.
  3. Begin Bible Study or Off Site Sunday School
  4. Win, Disciple, and Assimilate New Members into Church
  1. Joint Venture of Local Churches, Association, State Convention, and Others
  2. Form 501(c)3 Corporation
  3. Organize for Ministry, (Develop Budget, Train Director and Volunteers)
  4. Promote Local Ownership of Ministry in the Community
  1. Enlist a Church Planter
  2. Gather a Core Group Through Ministry
  3. Define Core Group Values
  4. Engage Core Group and Launch New Church