Pastor: Robbie Mills
New City Fellowship Dallas is a confessional, cross-cultural church where the nations are unified through the grace of Jesus Christ.
New City Fellowship is being planted out of the North Texas Presbytery. Public worship services are planned to launch in early 2019. In Fall 2018, New City is holding a series of meetings with individuals and families we are inviting to be part of the Launch Team: Vision Gatherings (approx. 60 people), Prayer Breakfast (15-20), Wednesday Youth Group (approx. 50 middle/high schoolers), Thursday Lunch Bible Study (approx. 30).
New City Fellowship Dallas is being planted in Far Northeast Dallas, the most ethnically, economically, linguistically diverse region in Dallas. The neighborhood is home to a large concentration of refugees from Africa, Middle East and SE Asia, many of whom are Muslim. There are large Hispanic and African American communities, as well affluent Anglo neighborhoods nearby. The area also has characteristics of other urban neighborhoods: high crime, drugs, family breakdown, struggling schools, spiritual despair.
Median Income: $45,063
Demographics: Latino (36%), White (33%), Black (21%), Asian (9%)
Many Black, Hispanic and “diaspora churches” (e.g. Ethiopian Orthodox, Burmese Baptist, Korean Presbyterian, Vietnamese Catholic); Multiple Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu houses of worship
New City Fellowship has many relationships in the refugee community in Dallas and is actively enlisting many of these families to be part of the Launch Team. Pastor Mills has been meeting with a group of 8 mainly African men (one Iraqi as well) for the last 6 months to train them to be recognized leaders in the plant.
A current challenge amid this is bringing American families to buy in to a cross-cultural, sacrificial vision. There are many fancy, consumeristic churches of every tradition and flavor all around us. Inviting people into a cross-cultural kingdom family doesn’t immediately fit the Dallas church grid.
New City Fellowship Dallas partners with For the Nations Refugee Outreach.
For the Nations Refugee Outreach https://ftnro.org/
For the Nations Refugee Outreach (FTN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving refugees in the Dallas area. FTN offers a wide variety of educational programs to help refugees continue in the long process of adapting to life in the United States. We also help families adjust to life in America by advocating for them. Most importantly, we share with refugees the good news of Jesus Christ.
FTN is connected to MNA and plays a part in the planting of New City Fellowship Dallas. FTN serves approximately 500 refugees per day through Christ-centered education, family/social services and friendships. FTN has served the Dallas-Fort Worth refugee community for 10 years and has some 25 people on staff.