NOLA Wesley is Tulane and Loyola’s United Methodist campus ministry. We are open to people of all faiths who want to spend time with Jesus. Our mission is to accept, become, and share Christ’s love by building an inclusive community rooted in faith and justice. We are a proud member of the Reconciling Ministries Network which advocates for the full inclusion of all people in the United Methodist Church regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The best way to get the most up-to-date information on NOLA Wesley is to follow our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram. If you’d like to get on our weekly email list, send us an email here. You can also peruse our event calendar.
Weekly Dinner and Worship
Every Sunday at 5 pm, we have our weekly dinner and worship gathering. Our worship tends to be casual and participatory. We sit on very comfortable sofas and chairs instead of hard wooden church pews. We sing mostly contemporary praise songs with some contemplative Taize chants mixed in during Lent and other special occasions. We believe that everyone who worships with us has a word from God to share, so our messages consist in both traditional preaching and discussion. If you’re looking to be told exactly what to believe and what to do, we might not be the right community for you, but if you’re looking for a place where we can discover God’s truth and beauty together, then check us out.
Home Away from Home
Wesley’s building is available for studying, hanging out, and prayer/meditation throughout the year. We have a donation-based cafe called the Labyrinth in the front of our building that is open Mon-Thu 8a-10p and Fri 8a-8p. We also have two student lounges and a back patio that are available to students to hang out and study 8a-10p every day. We have free WIFI and are stocked with snacks and drinks. Please make yourself at home!
Our Core values:
Open Table: We believe in grounding our lives in community, so we start our week centered around the open table that we share at our dinner and worship every Sunday night from 5-6:30 pm.
Safe Space: We believe in creating safe spaces for students with a diversity of spiritual journeys and where no questions are taboo. For this purpose, we have a variety of small group offerings each week which may include book studies, scripture, prayer services, and yoga.
Changed Lives: We accept everyone the way they are, and we also expect that our lives will be changed by Jesus so we challenge each other to grow spiritually.
Transformed World: We believe that God wants to transform the world through us. To this end, we seek ways to be of service and fight for justice in the New Orleans community.