The Details for 2019


Preparations are in full swing for this year's outreach! Whether you're a returning individual or team, or you've never been...we encourage you to check it out and pray about joining us in New Orleans next March. Mardi Gras is one of those highly impactful weeks, that you won't easily forget!  If you're looking for the bottom line - here's everything you need to know to start planning your trip...dates, location, payment and cost, registration and other important details, it's all here!

Outreach Dates:

March 1st-5th 2019 (Friday through Tuesday)

  • The outreach will begin with Registration on Friday from 3-6pm. Lodging Check in is at 3pm.
    • On Friday, The outreach will begin with dinner at 5:30pm, Opening Service and Orientation will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
    • The outreach will conclude on Tuesday evening at approximately 5:30pm. (We will serve dinner immediately following for any teams who wish to stay. We understand some may need to be on the road at 530pm.)
  • Please contact us if you feel your travel needs will not fit within this time frame on Friday, i.e. if you want to come but will need to arrive late or depart early, so we can accommodate these needs.

The Cost:

$425 per individual ($455 per individual after January 1st) which includes the following:

  • Lodging
  • Meals and snacks (Friday evening through Tuesday evening)
  • Outreach materials, training and speakers
  • T-shirt and supplies
  • Those participating as ATC Staff or Support Staff, please contact us directly about cost.
  • If you have adults on your team who want to come serve behind the scenes with our support staff (kitchen or facilities crew) please contact us for details.


Minimum age of 17, or Senior in High School and older!  We will leave any exceptions up to you as a the team leader. Mardi Gras Outreach is a place for those who are mature and committed to Christ and is open to youth and young adults!

Payment and Registration Deadlines:

Registration: Click here to REGISTER!

Payments: A minimum payment – 50% of your total registration is due on January 1st. This will serve as a deposit and guarantee your place at the outreach. Full payment is due on or before March 1st.

Late Fee: after January 1st a $30 late fee will apply to ALL applicants. (This will cover the cost of securing insurance, materials and housing for changes to registration).

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made after Registration is submitted, however you will still be required to pay $200 per cancellation if the cancellation is made after January 31st. Transfer of registration is permitted.

Additions can be made to your team, if space allows, you may use the form on this page to add another individual(s) or contact us directly. A late fee will be added after January 31st.

After January 1st there are no guarantees to transfer registration, or add participants.

Reminder: In order to ensure lodging for your team we will need a deposit (50% of your registration) by January 1st 2019.

Rooms will have 4 participants each in them, unless late accommodations are made. We will do our best to keep your team together. Requests for rooms with less than 4 should be sent directly to us, and will require extra payment to cover the cost.

Medical Release:

Each participant (leader or student) must have a notarized release form. You will need to print the Medical Release Forms  and distribute these to your team. The good news is that we do not need these until the outreach. You may choose to bring the physical forms with you, email them, or mail them to us ahead of time at:  Answering the Cries Attn: Heather Lyles 5000 West Esplanade Ave. Suite 217 Metairie, LA 70006, email them to

– These forms must be NOTARIZED. A notary public can be found at most public banks,  or your church may have one on staff. Remind your team that they should not sign the form until the notary public directs them to.

– If you have an individual who is a Senior in High School, but under age 18, please be sure that they use the “minor” form, requiring a parent or guardian signature.

Outreach Location:  Saints Community Church 123 N. Lester Ave Metairie, LA 70003

Please Contact Heather with any questions regarding registration, payments or your team attending Mardi Gras.