Missions

Domestic Missions

  • Reformed University Fellowship

    Reformed University Fellowship is the Church going to the campus with the message of Jesus Christ. As a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America, RUF holds to the convictions of historic Christianity which motivate our hearts for God and love for the university. These convictions include the need for new life in Christ, the authority of the Scriptures, and the mission of the Church to reach and equip all people with the message of the gospel.

    • Campus Pastor: Derek Bates - Derek moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to begin a chapter of RUF at PITT. Born and raised in VA, he graduated from James Madison University, lived briefly in Ukraine, CO, and then St. Louis, MO where he graduated (again) from Covenant Theological Seminary. His wife Luda speaks 3 languages, works, tries to keep up with their 4 awesome kids and bakes some out-of-this-world snacks for RUF.
    • Campus Staff: Callie Miller - Callie began work with RUF after studying and doing research science at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. Late she received an MS in molecular neuropharmacology from PITT.
      It was in Pittsburgh that she fell in love with Christ, and God radically changed her heart and calling through the gospel, His church, and community.
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    China Outreach Ministries

    China Outreach Ministries shares Christ’s love with Chinese students and scholars from North American campuses, serving them, reaching them with the Good News, disciplining them, and helping them become godly leaders for Christ who share their faith with others.

    • Ken Wagoner - Ken Wagoner primarily works with Chinese scholars at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Ken originally served on CCO staff from 1976-1980. After earning his Master of Divinity degree and spending several years working as a Methodist minister, he rejoined staff in 1991 to minister to Chinese scholars in Pittsburgh through China Outreach Ministries. 
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    Young Life

    Young Life’s vision is to give every adolescent the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him. Their mission is to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. They accomplish this by praying, going where kids are, fostering relationships, winning the right to be heard, presenting the Gospel, and fostering spiritual growth.

    • Peter Leonettie - Peter is a recent graduate of Ohio State and the new Area Director for Young Life in East Pittsburgh. Young Life is currently at Penn Trafford High School and will expand to Norwin, Jeannette, and Hempfield High School.
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    Harvest USA

    Harvest USA began in 1983, as an outreach ministry in Center City, Philadelphia to the homosexual community to provide hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry reached out to men and women who heard the gospel and desired to leave behind the gay lifestyle. Since then Harvest USA has expanded its outreach to include those who struggle with sexual sin issues of all types, such as pornography, sexual addictions, etc. They partner with and equip the Church in bringing the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform the lives of those affected by sexual sin.

    • Jim Weidenaar - Jim joined the Harvest USA staff in June of 2012 as the director of the Pittsburgh Region office. He has a burden to help those struggling with sexual sin to understand and experience progress in gospel repentance. Jim has theological degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary (MTS) and Westminster Theological Seminary (PhD). He resides in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh with his wife, Deb, and daughter, Abigail.
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    Mission to North America

    MNA coordinates church planting and missional partnership to serve PCA churches and presbyteries in North America in their mission to grow and multiply biblically healthy churches. That God, by His grace and for His own glory, will transform the PCA into a grassroots church planting culture.

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    Women’s Choice Network

    Women’s Choice Network empowers abortion-vulnerable women to choose life. It provides life-affirming pregnancy services to thousands of families in Pittsburgh, currently serving in Oakland, Monroeville Mall, North Side, and Wexford.

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    Mastermedia

    Since its founding in 1985, Mastermedia has grown into an international organization that facilitates relationships between media leaders and the Christian community at large. Its purpose is to be a positive–and even redemptive–influence in entertainment by touching the lives of media gatekeepers and mobilizing a global prayer effort for them.

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    Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc.

    Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. The Kairos programs take the participants on a journey that demonstrates the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. It is a structured model that includes the weekend experience, followed participants gathering regularly for, support and prayer. Talk to Bill Daube, Dan Anderson, or Chris Guy about how you can get involved.

International Missions

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Mission to the World

Mission to the World (MTW) is the PCA’s international missionary agency. We support a handful of missionaries through this agency. Some work in the de-churched regions of Europe and other are in very dangerous and sensitive places regions where Christianity is persecuted. For this reason, we do not publish their information.

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