New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a fun and vibrant city, with a very eclectic culture. For many years, it has been a popular tourist destination. In 2005, the city was hit by Hurricane Katrina. The storm killed more than 1,500 people, displaced tens of thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage. New Orleans has never recovered. Today, 30% of residents live in poverty (including 44% of children under age 5). The homeless population has exploded. Gang activity and crime have increased significantly. Tourism dollars have decreased.

Bethany has partnered with several local churches and organizations. Your team will feed the homeless, teach the Bible to kids, participate in camps, and tangibly serve families that are still recovering from Hurricane Katrina through painting and participating in clean-up projects. New Orleans is a great mission trip option for all types of groups.

Trip Details


$465 per week**

Team Size:

Up to 50 people

Age Range:


Trip Length: 1-2 Weeks

Costs Include

  • Extensive Pre-Trip Training
  • Fundraising Resources
  • Kids Camp Curriculum
  • Lodging/Accommodations
  • Meals & Purified Water
  • Supplies for Ministry/Outreach
  • Construction Materials
  • Cultural/Historical Activities
  • Free-Day Activities


Potential Types of Ministry

  • Community Service Projects
  • Painting and Clean-up Projects
  • Homeless Ministry
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Prayer Walking
  • Kid’s Bible Camp
  • After School Programs
  • Sports Camps
  • Open-Air Ministry in Parks
  • Church Plant Promotion


  • Metro Population: 1,452,502
  • Language: English, French, Creole, Spanish
  • Climate: Hot/Humid Summers, Mild Winters

Religion Facts

  • 44% Non-Religious
  • 36% Roman Catholic
  • 17% Evangelical Christian
  • 3% Voodoo Influence Religion

**The listed cost is a per person rate. It does not include transportation for your group from your home city to the project city; neither does this listed cost include your transport during the trip. Most groups utilize their own (or rented) mini-vans or 15-passenger vehicles for transport to and from daily ministry locations.