Welcome

 

 

We’re glad you’re here! Getting involved in a new church can be difficult, so we hope to provide some clear on-ramps, starting with this page. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Join us on Sunday.

Worship

10:15am

The Dallas Children’s Theater
5938 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75231

 

Our worship service

We believe Christ has promised to build the church through his ordinary means of grace: word, sacraments, and prayer. So, these ordinary means shape all that we do, including…

 

Word

The Word of God contained in the Scriptures informs every element of our worship. We preach exegetically from the Scriptures, seeking to bring God’s timeless word to bear in our place and time.

Song

We sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Colossians 3:16) each week, so that we might worship our Lord and declare to one another the glorious truths of the gospel in song.

Prayer

The Scriptures commend public prayer for all people (1 Timothy 2), and particular prayer for the household of faith by the elders (James 5). Prayer is also meant to be a regular rhythm in the life of the gathered church, and we express this in several ways through our weekly worship.

Sacrament

The sacraments (baptism & the Lord’s Supper) are mile markers and rest stops along the road of discipleship. They orient us to our place in God’s family, and they provide us with the nourishment we need for the journey. Through his ‘visible words,’ Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption found in him alone. We believe Christ is spiritually present in the sacraments, and so we observe them with reverence and hopeful regularity, knowing he promises to meet us in these ways until he returns.

What to expect

Location

We worship at the Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT). There is ample space for parking and easy access for young and old alike. DCT has been a hospitable and good Sunday morning home for us for many years.

Kids

NSP offers Worship Training classes for the duration of the worship service for children 0-24 months and 2-3 years old. A worship training class is offered during the sermon for children 4-5 years old. Please check in your child on Sunday morning by coming to the check-in table (to the left of the auditorium).

Communion

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month by coming forward as families to enjoy communion together. We welcome anyone to the table who has been baptized and publicly professed his or her faith in Jesus Christ by means of membership in a local church.

Atmosphere

We have a casual, but reverent atmosphere. We engage in formal liturgy, and sing new and old songs of various styles. Most people dress casually.  

 next steps

Corporate worship is at the heart of life at New St. Peter’s. After joining us on a Sunday, consider some of these next steps to get more connected. 

Step 1

Check out a group

There are various ways to connect to smaller communities within NSP, whether a men’s or women’s Bible study, a neighborhood group, or a reading group.

Step 2

Come to our Visitor’s Cafe

This is a casual gathering offered several times a year where you can learn more about NSP, ask questions and meet other visitors and church members. Sign up for the next Visitor’s Cafe here. 

Step 3

Join our New Member Class

In the class—which meets once in the spring and once in the fall—we share some important information about membership in our church, the history of our denomination, Reformed theology, membership vows, and more. Sign up below!

FAQS

Why do you meet in the Dallas Children's Theater?

You might rephrase this question as, “Will New St. Peter’s ever have a building of its own?” We certainly hope so, but acquiring property east of US-75 and south of I-635 is a complicated challenge. We are working to position ourselves so that when the Lord provides an opportunity, we will be able to act on it. Meanwhile, the DCT has been a hospitable and good Sunday morning home for us.

What is liturgy?

Liturgy is a habitual expression of worship, guided and guarded by God’s Word and informed by the historic tradition of his Church. It is literally the “work of the people,” or the words Christ gives us to say to and with one another. At New St. Peter’s, our liturgy is intentionally planned according to the principles of Scripture and several historical expressions from across the Reformed and catholic (little “c,” meaning “universal”) tradition.

 

What is Worship Training?

We believe God made us to worship, and that he calls the church to train even its youngest worshippers to glorify his name in the corporate worship service. Worship Training is our ministry to young children to train and prepare them to join the broader church in the worship service. We offer various kinds of worship training from birth to age 5, and then ages 6 and up participate with the church fully in the worship service. All of our children participate in some pieces of the service, especially in the sacraments. Reach out to a pastor if you have any questions

How does Membership work?

We encourage you to visit us, get to know our people and our worship, check out some small groups or bible studies, and also to attend our semi-regular visitors cafe to meet the staff and learn more about the church. Twice each year, we offer a new member class, where we talk about church membership in detail. Next, you’ll meet with a few elders to share your story, and talk further about joining the church. Finally, new members take vows of dependence on God, and dependence on the church body. It is a serious process, and we rejoice that you are interested. Please reach out to a pastor if you have any questions

What is a Session?

The “Session” is the governing body of the church, made up of our teaching and ruling elders. This group of men meets regularly for prayer and matters of church oversight. They also engage in active shepherding throughout the life of the church.