The book of Acts describes the gospel being preached locally (Jerusalem), nationally (Judea, Samaria) and globally (the ends of the earth, see Acts 1:8). We seek to follow this pattern by delineating three categories for missions giving: local, national, and global.
As part of the North Texas Presbytery we are supportive of church planting efforts throughout our region. More directly, we have the joy of partnering with our friends in their efforts to establish Christ-centered churches in their communities nearby.
We are grateful to God that Dallas abounds with many excellent ministries that operate alongside the local church. These organizations specialize in certain areas of ministry that are vital in the effort to bring the kingdom of God to bear on our community. We love and support these friends with our money and our time:
Thrive Women’s Clinic provides support and answers to women who face unexpected pregnancies through several locations in East, Central, and West Dallas. We support and advocate for this promotion of life.
The Union Gospel Mission has been “serving the last, least, lost and lonely” in Dallas since 1949. A number of our church families have helped with this great gospel effort for years. We encourage you do the same.
We are committed to reaching and equipping our students with the Gospel, and we’re delighted to have these two faithful and significant national partners in that effort.
RUF has been sending ordained, seminary-trained ministers to college campuses for over 40 years. This is one of our most important and effective evangelistic efforts nationwide, as RUF serves on over 100 campuses coast to coast. NSP directly supports RUF chapters at SMU, TCU, Baylor, University of North Texas, UT-Tyler, Texas Tech, USAFA, Belmont, OSU, UT-Arlington, UT-El Paso, and Howard University. We also support RUF-International chapters on the campuses of SMU, UT-Dallas, and Texas A&M.
Also for over 40 years, RYM has been providing youth conferences across the country as well as resources and training in youth ministry for local churches. The Middle School and High School students of NSP have been attending RYM conferences for over 10 years.
Luke Smith was ordained by the North Texas Presbytery in 2009 after completing a pastoral internship at NSP. He now serves as a missionary in Cambodia with Mission to the World (MTW). In Cambodia, Luke met and married Sokha, a native Cambodian who came to Christ as a teenager in a Christian orphanage. Luke and Sokha have two children, Hannah and Asa. They work in the countryside focusing their ministry on church planting and student outreach in Angkjeay village. For more information go to their blog: Life In Cambodia.
To become a financial partner for their work, checks can be sent to: Mission to the World, PO Box 116284 Atlanta, GA 30368-6284 with “Luke Smith – 17118” in the memo line. Or you may donate online at MTW.
Andrew Mwumvaneza received his Master’s of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in December of 2022. During his studies, he served as a Pastoral Resident at New City Fellowship Dallas (PCA). After graduation from seminary, Andrew, his wife Betty, and their three children returned to their home country of Rwanda. Andrew is currently serving as a pastor at his local church, and he is also involved in theological education for church leaders in Rwanda as a faculty members of Equip Leaders International. During their time in Dallas, Betty also had excellent opportunities to learn and grow spiritually, gaining women’s ministry and parenting skills. She now senses God leading her to serve wives of church planters or pastor’s wives and to encourage mothers with Biblical parenting skills.
For more information about the Mwumvanezas and how you can partner with them to strengthen the Rwandan church, click here.
Monica (Moss) Jones
Wycliffe Bible Translators, US/Southern Africa
Monica joined Wycliffe in 2011 with the desire to make Scripture available to people in the language they understand best and to see lives transformed by God’s Word. In her first assignment in Mozambique she worked alongside pastors to translate the gospel of John. She moved to Dallas in 2016 to pursue a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics. During that time, she became a member of New St. Peter’s. In 2019 she married Christopher and in 2023 they welcomed their son Peter. As a translation consultant she supports projects in southern Africa, working with translators to check a draft for accuracy and clarity and approve it for publication. She also develops Old Testament resources to make translation easier for teams around the world.
You can connect with Monica and become a financial or prayer partner here.
John and Ellen Buerger met while attending college in Omaha, Nebraska, and married in 2001. After John finished seminary in 2007, they adopted their eldest daughter in 2008. In 2012, John began serving on the pastoral staff of New St. Peter’s (2012–2019). During this season of ministry, God laid it on the Buergers’ hearts to adopt another little girl from Bulgaria. Thus began a series of events leading to the adoption of their second daughter and a call to serve with Mission to the World (MTW) in Bulgaria for three years in the areas of theological higher education and church renewal.
The Buergers are excited that God has recently opened up doors of opportunity and a call to plant a new international church in Lisbon, Portugal through MTW. Believing strongly that the Church historically always benefits when theological education, pastoral ministry, and community development are held closely together, John also envisions using his experience in theological education at the Martin Bucer Seminary in Lisbon, helping to equip future Portuguese pastors in biblical, systematic, and philosophical theology, while Ellen hopes to come alongside families with special needs children. Please pray that the Lord’s grace will be made known in both their ministry and their weakness.
Thomas and Sandra Kunkel have served for many years in Guadalajara Mexico, and two years ago transitioned to a new church plant, focused on intentional discipleship and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12). The church meets in the Kunkels’ home, and their hospitality is a large part of the ministry. They love to open their home for Bible studies, evangelism, neighborhood gatherings, and more. As they continue this new work, they are grateful for the support of New St. Peter’s and looking forward to what the Lord will do in this new season. To connect with the Kunkels, download their app in available app stores: The E412 Project.