North Central Baptist Association supports 3 outreach community centers. These centers provide for those with needs in our communities. Before addressing the spiritual needs in the Gospels, Jesus often took time to, first, meet physical needs. Providing the physical need opened the door to a much greater need; salvation. Community Centers provide oportunities to meet physical needs, which opens the door to share the love and salvation of Christ. Countless seeds are sown through these community centers each year.
The Crossroads Ministry is located in Chatham. The ministry also receives support from local churches, as well as the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Food items for the ministry are purchased from the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank. Those meeting the qualifications set by the USDA are able to receive assistance. Each month approximately 4,000 ponds of food are distributed to an estimated 90 families, reaching almost 200 individuals. Cross Roads provides assistance every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8am – 10:30am.
His Hands is located in Jonesboro. His Hands provides both food and clothing for families in need. Each month between 150 and 200 families receive food assistance. Household items and laundry detergent are also available to families that receive that receive assistance. Each month His Hands receives 100 visits for clothing. The ministry also provides school uniforms for children in need each year. The ministry is open from 8am – 10am; Monday – Friday.
The Winn Community Food Pantry is located in Winnfield. The ministry serves from 50 to 100 bags of groceries each week to those in need. Families sign up and can receive bags filled with needed food items once a month. Volunteers work weekly to sack groceries and provide for the day to day needs of this ministry. The Winn Community Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 12:30pm – 2:30pm.