North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA
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    Oakland

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    Service Times

    • Sunday: 9am; 11am; 5pm

    428 N. Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (Use 465 Gold Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 for the parking lot)

  • Connect

    Connect

    Connect to one another, whether it’s your first time attending our campus or you’re a fully engaged member of the church. At North Way Oakland, we desire to create community as we live and walk together to seek, find, and know the living God. Small Groups We believe strongly that one of the best ways to connect with one another, grow in your faith, and serve in and as the local church is to become part of a small group. For more information, click here or email Allison Smith. Membership Connect to the local church, its members, and its mission by exploring membership at North Way -- a church home where you can belong. For more information, click here or email Allison Smith.
  • Grow

    Grow

    There are always opportunities to grow in your faith, whether you’re exploring Christianity or have been a Christian for years. Here are just some of the steps you can take at North Way Oakland to mature in faith as you follow the Lord on your own journey -- and prepare to help others on theirs. Baptism The act of water baptism is an important first step in your spiritual journey as an outward expression of the grace of God in the life of a believer. For more information, click here or email Dan Bendit. Discipleship Simply put, discipleship is about learning how to be a disciple of Jesus -- and learning how to make disciples of Jesus. For more information, click here or email Allison Smith.
  • Serve

    Serve

    Whether you’ve never volunteered before or are ready to serve in a leadership role, we are all called to serve meaningfully in and as the local church. If you’d like to serve, but aren’t sure where, we’d love to help! Please contact Allison Smith. Volunteer Opportunities Please consider serving our church family by volunteering in one of these areas: Worship Our worship team seeks to create an atmosphere in which people can be led by the Holy Spirit to encounter the greatness of God. Whether it’s through music, creating moments for our congregation to pray together or individually, or focusing our attention on specific aspects of God’s character through Scripture, the worship team seeks to lead each person who attends a service into God’s presence. For more information, contact Dan Bendit. Production Production team volunteers make our Sunday worship services and special events happen. Whether it’s by managing slides so that any person can know and sing a worship song, or by running lighting and sound equipment to ensure there are no distractions during a service, this team helps people encounter God. For more information, contact Sarah Yopp. Creatives Creative gifts -- like photography, writing, visual art, graphic design, and videography -- enable people to see and experience God’s beauty and the beauty of His creation. Our creatives draw on their gifts to create aesthetically appealing works that point people to God, cultivate a sense of awe and wonder, and help to reveal God’s greatness in new and unexpected ways. Our creatives use their gifts to draw people into worship. For more information, contact Sarah Yopp. Family Ministry Family Ministry volunteers invest in the lives of the next generation by intentionally sharing their faith with children. From infants in our Nursery to Student Ministry kids about to graduate from high school, our volunteers help to shape our children and teenagers into the servant-leaders God has created them to be. For more information, contact Karlie Haywood. Hospitality Our hospitality team designs and creates a welcoming environment where every person, no matter their background or life experience, can walk into a church service or special event and immediately know that they’re valuable. Hospitality volunteers, by greeting at the doors, handing out the Notes, conversing around coffee, and helping locate seats during services, confer worth to every person who attends North Way. For more information, contact Allison Smith. Outreach The Transformational Outreach Team aims to improve the desperate state of at-risk children locally, nationally and globally by mobilizing our church community to deliver practical resources and partner with established organizations and churches to carry out long-term solutions. For more information, contact Oakland Outreach. Safety Team Every week we want people to come to church and know that they are in a place that is emotionally, spiritually, and physically safe. Our safety team volunteers work to provide a physically safe environment in which people can experience God. Safety volunteers respond to emergency situations, provide medical assistance, and ensure the physical security of every person -- adult and child -- attending a service or special event. For more information, contact Allison Smith. Shuttle We want to reach college students with the Gospel and help them grow in their faith. It’s important for college students to participate in worship services and to interact with a community of believers who will encourage and support them -- and sometimes the only obstacle to that participation is transportation. Our shuttle drivers ensure that any college student who wants to attend church can do just that. For more information, contact Dan Bendit. Admin The administrative team provides the framework that enables our church to accomplish its mission in Oakland and throughout Pittsburgh. Our administrative volunteers ensure no person falls through the cracks by doing the work to connect people to other people, groups, ministries, and internal and external serving opportunities. These volunteers are unsung heroes, working behind the scenes to ensure that we fulfill our mission to free people to follow Jesus. For more information, contact Allison Smith. Parking Our parking team is our first impressions team, helping people find parking in one of our three lots or on a nearby street. Parking team volunteers confer value to every person who attends a service or special event by not only assisting them in locating a parking spot, but also by giving directions, answering questions, and offering a warm welcome. For more information, contact Allison Smith.
  • Kidz

    Kidz

    North Way Kidz Church is a dynamic and creative environment where kids from birth to 5th grade discover who Jesus is and learn how to apply biblical truth to their lives. Kidz Church is available during the 9 and 11am and 5pm services. Follow North Way Kidz on Facebook to keep your family connected! You’ll find information on event updates and registrations, as well as a weekly curriculum, parent “helpfuls” and prayers, fun photos and more! For more information about Kidz Ministry in Oakland, contact Karlie Haywood.
  • Students

    Students

    Oakland Student Ministry | 5pm-6:15pm, every Sunday North Way Students is a dynamic environment where middle and high school students (6-12th grade) are encouraged to experience, know and follow Jesus. Weekly Gatherings Our gatherings are filled with unpredictable fun, relevant teaching, and small group time -- all designed to help students understand how to make sense of the questions they face in life and to live out what they are learning. Beyond our gatherings, North Way students experience incredible events and retreats, and have the opportunity to serve in ministry during our weekend services. And because we believe in partnering with parents, we equip families with application tools and resources to keep the conversation going beyond our student gatherings. Ultimately, as a student nears graduation, we are working to help pack that student’s bag with all that they need to own their faith as they move into the next phase of their life. Student Ministry Short Term Trips Student Ministry short term trips focus on partnering both with churches and established organizations on a local, national, and global scale. A cross-cultural ministry trip, whether around the world or to a city here at home, has the potential to be truly life-changing. You will be able to experience God and grow in your relationship with Him as you are removed from your day-to-day activities and routines. You will develop a God-centered perspective, allowing you to see your life at home through a new lens. You will serve others and live out the faith principles taught in Scripture as you grow, develop, and are challenged to truly practice your faith. You will grow in your relationship with the Lord, your teammates and leaders, and those in the community you enter. For more information about Oakland’s Student Ministry, email Justin Ashcraft.
  • College Students

    College Students

    The North Way Oakland campus was launched in 2007 with the vision of being a multigenerational church that reaches college students and young professionals with the Gospel. Today, North Way Oakland is made up of students from Pitt, CMU, Duquesne, Point Park, Chatham, and more. Watch our video to see what we’re about: collegestudentshuttleJoin us for Worship Services:
    • 9am, 11am and 5pm, Sundays at 428 N. Craig Street.
    • City Bus (71A, 71C, 54, or 93) and Pitt and CMU Shuttles drop you off close to the church.
    • North Way Shuttle Service for the 5pm Sunday service picks up at 4:45pm from Morewood Turnaround (on CMU’s campus).
    Large Group: Join other college students at North Way once a month for worship, a speaker, games, and discussion around tables. See northway.org/events for more details. Fun Events: Once a month, North Way organizes a fun event for college students like Swing Dancing, Trivia Nights, and more. See northway.org/events for more details. Small Groups: Build long-lasting friendships and grow in your faith by joining a weekly small group. Visit northway.org/smallgroups. College Facebook Group: For more details about small groups, events, and more, join our group. Instagram: Follow us on Instagram @northwayoakland Counseling at North Way Oakland: We have professional Christian counseling available here at the Oakland Campus with counselors who are equipped to help you walk through a number of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and addictions. For more information, email counseling@northway.org. Email Dan Bendit if you have any questions or want more information about connecting to North Way Oakland.
  • Care and Counseling

    Care and Counseling

    Marriage Matters Whether married for years or newly engaged, Marriage Matters provides hope for growth, tools for growth and an environment for growth. Combining biblical principles and a practical look into relationships, Marriage Matters features live teaching in a group setting followed by interactive and engaging small group discussion. Come experience Marriage Matters and deepen your intimacy with God and your spouse! We offer Marriage Matters 1 and 2 (Marriage Matters 1 is a prerequisite). For information on upcoming sessions, please contact Dennis Allan. Care Ministry Recovery Groups
    • Recovery Matters: Recovery Matters is a place to support each other, looking at God’s word to sort through addictions, abuses, anger, relationships, or whatever is keeping us from growing in Christ. If you are struggling with any hurts, habits or hang-ups and aren’t sure where to turn, join us! Everyone is welcome. For our women’s group, please contact Laura Dennehy: laura.dennehy89@gmail.com. For our men’s group, please contact Dan Dennehy: dandennehy86@gmail.com. Other questions? Contact Dennis Allan.
    • Purity Matters: A confidential small group ministry offering support, accountability and biblical tools to help men overcome purity issues through the power of Jesus Christ. For more information, please email Dennis Allan.
    Community Care Ministry Community Care is designed to come alongside those who are in a season of need (struggling with illness, hospitalization, or finances) or a season of change (new births, weddings, funerals, or family emergencies). Community Care varies according to need, but often includes visitation, prayer support, and providing meals. If you know of an individual or a family in need, please email us. As a part of our Community Care Ministry, specific help is available for widows and single moms in a confidential and safe environment. We offer assistance with minor house and car repair, lawn care, leaf and snow removal, and how-to projects like taxes or buying a car. We also provide support for personal struggles through professional counseling, group support, and mentoring. For questions or more information, please email us or call 724.935.6800 ext. 1244. Professional Counseling Services For more information about North Way Counseling Services available at the Oakland campus, please email us or call 724.935.0680. For more information, please contact Dennis Allan.
  • Easter at North Way Oakland

    What are you doing to celebrate Easter this year? Join us at North Way Wexford for a special church service that will make you think about the real events behind all of the celebrations. Whether you’re single, married or have a family, our services will encourage you to consider the true meaning of Easter. There will be live music, a powerful message, and a special service just for kids. We hope to see you this Easter! North Way Oakland Good Friday & Easter Services: Good Friday, April 14: 5 and 7PM Easter Sunday, April 16: 9 and 11AM & 12:45PM Kidz environment open at all services for birth to 5th grade.

    Oakland Campus
    428 N. Craig St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Message Series: "Age Old"

In an ever-changing world, things once considered essential often quickly become outdated. Who remembers coin-operated pay phones? VHS video rental stores? Paper maps? In a world of shifting ideas and innovations, it can feel like nothing ever remains the same. Are there things that indeed never change… is that possible, or are we dreaming? For three weeks we will journey back in time and revisit stories of raging floods, a courageous queen, and a boy with a slingshot. Together we will search for ideas and principles that never fail and at no time become outdated. Join us for a three week series, “Age Old," as we seek life-changing concepts in timeless Old Testament events. The series will be available on VHS or Beta--you can rent it at your neighborhood Blockbuster.

Oakland Campus

Baptism at Oakland

Water baptism is an outward expression of the grace of God in the life of a believer and is an important step in your spiritual journey. If you're interested in being baptized email allisons@northway.org. You can also sign up online for this opportunity by clicking here.

When

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    9 am-6:15 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Respite Night Event

For parents of adopted and fostered children.Drop off your kids for a fun evening with us, while you and your spouse go out for dinner! All children (bio, fostered, & adopted) of all ages are welcome!! There will be nursery for ages 4 and under. Open gym for burning off some energy - plus crafts and board games in the Café.

When

  • Friday, March 3, 2017
    6:30-8:30 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Church-wide Activities

ONE DAY

Join Student Ministry @ North Way on Saturday, March 18th, for an ALL-DAY, ALL-CAMPUS experience! We're bringing the students from every campus together for an entire day of worship, teaching, and some crazy, team-building competition spanning all across the North Hills area.
You don't want to miss this event. It's going to be epic.
We will begin at the Wexford Campus (Bus for SV students departing at 9:15am and returning approximatly 9:00pm). We will be inside and outside so dress for the weather.
There will be no Student Ministry on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Cost: $25.00
Online Registration AND Signed Participation Agreement required to attend.
Online Registration opens February 20th and will close March 13, 2017.

When

  • Saturday, March 18, 2017
    9:45 am-8:30 pm
Oakland Campus

YOU Belong: Membership at North Way Oakland

Interested in learning more about North Way and what it means to be a member? Get to know others who are attending, as well as your campus staff, as you walk together through North Way's history, vision, and membership process. Plus, find about the many opportunities to get connected at North Way! A light lunch will be served and childcare is available upon request. Contact allisons@northway.org.

When

  • Sunday, March 19, 2017
    12:30-2 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Created for You Adoptive/Foster Moms Retreat

You know God called you to this path of adoption or foster care. He created you especially to care, but He also created you to be cared for. Plan now to join us for a very special weekend: Created for You

This 2-night retreat will provide you with a space to rest, worship, and connect with your Heavenly Father. You'll be equipped with teaching designed to help you parent the hearts of children from hard places, and encouraged by fellowship with other adoptive, foster, and waiting moms on the same journey as you.

When

  • Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

Family Retreat Center
1100 Freeport Rd
Mars, PA 16046

Oakland Campus

Oakland College Large Group

Join us for a large group gathering of all of the college students at North Way for worship, a speaker, games, and discussion around tables. We'll be working through the book of Ruth in the Bible. RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    7:30-9 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Easter at North Way

We invite you to join us at North Way for Good Friday and Easter! These are special services that will make you think about the real events behind all of the celebrations. There will be live music and a powerful message – all celebrating the resurrection! GOOD FRIDAY: Wexford: 5 and 7PM Oakland: 5 and 7PM Sewickley Valley: 6PM East End: 7PM Dormont: 7PM EASTER: Wexford: Sat.: 5 and 7PM & Sun.: 9 and 11AM Oakland: 9 and 11AM & 12:45PM Sewickley Valley: 9 and 11AM East End: 9 and 11AM Dormont: 9 and 11AM Kidz Environments Open at All Services (Birth – 5th Grade).

Oakland Campus

Easter at North Way Oakland

What are you doing to celebrate Easter this year? Join us at North Way Wexford for a special church service that will make you think about the real events behind all of the celebrations. Whether you’re single, married or have a family, our services will encourage you to consider the true meaning of Easter. There will be live music, a powerful message, and a special service just for kids. We hope to see you this Easter! North Way Oakland Good Friday & Easter Services: Good Friday, April 14: 5 and 7PM Easter Sunday, April 16: 9 and 11AM & 12:45PM Kidz environment open at all services for birth to 5th grade.

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Spring Gift and Craft Boutique

Annual Yard Sale with Spring Gift and Craft Boutique
In 2016 we had over 60 Yard Sale vendors outside selling their treasures and we had over 70 vendors and artists for the Holiday Gift and Craft Boutique in November. This Spring we’re combining for one big event. (Vendor fees support all North Way Student Ministry). Indoor Gift and Craft Vendors sign up below.

When

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
    8 am-1 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Church-wide Activities

Pittsburgh Marathon Run for a Reason

Thinking of running in the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 7th this year? Why not run for a reason? North Way is partnered with several local organizations running this year.Visit our Local Partner page for a complete list of our local partners and make your selection when registering on the Marathon website (see Charities-Run for a Reason).

When

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017
    7 am-12 pm
Church-wide Activities

Cambodia Mission Trip - May 2017

The team will participate in outreaches to public schools as well as partner with the work happening in the children’s homes SEAPC is connected with particularly in Banteay Meanchey Province. We’re looking for teachers and educators who could help students with elementary level English, Science and Math as well as those with experience in construction and health care although these skills are not required they would be helpful. Cost $2700 Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2017
To be considered for this team, complete the online applicationand submit with a $200 deposit.

When

  • Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 26, 2017
Oakland Campus

Small Group Connect

Looking to connect at North Way? Come and check out our small groups at Small Group Connect during all three of our worship services at 9am, 11am, and 5pm! See where community and passion collide when believers gather together to grow spiritually and relationally!

When

  • Sunday, June 4, 2017
    9 am-6:30 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Haiti Student Mission 2017

*Trip Closed* The North Way Student Team will partner with Pittsburgh Kids Foundation to provide a Surf City experience for the orphans in Haiti. Open to High School Juniors and Seniors only (school year 2016-17). Estimated Cost $1750

When

  • Sunday, June 11 - Saturday, June 17, 2017
Oakland Campus

City (Oakland/ East End) KidzGiG 2017

KidzGIG gives your kids a great summer camp experience! Preschoolers through 5th graders won’t want to miss a minute of these action-packed days filled with awesome music, creative Biblical teaching, fun games, crafts, and more. Registration will open in April. More details coming soon!

When

  • Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2017

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

HS Summer Camp 2017

Cost $600/Deposit $100 Three water parks. Ten indoor and outdoor thrill rides. A 10,000-foot wave pool. A 19,000-gallon surfing experience. With a backdrop provided by the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Sevierville,Tennessee, students will be inspired to encounter God in a whole new way. Activities during the week will be small-group specific and sessions will be intentionally designed to stimulate group discussion. HS Summer Camp focuses on building the relationship between the small group leader and the student. This trip is open to all high school students, grades 9-12 (school year 2016-17). Registration Deadline: March 6, 2017

When

  • Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Church-wide Activities

Surf City Middle School Summer Camp

The Middle School Ministry travels to Surf City at Grace Adventures Camp in Mears, Michigan. Each summer, Surf City offers Middle School students the opportunity to get out of the city, make new friends, swim, wave run, tube, climb sand dunes, and enjoy a really big lake. Most importantly, students will be challenged to examine their faith in Jesus Christ. Open to students grade 5-8 (school year 2016-17) Cost $550

When

  • Sunday, July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2017
Church-wide Activities

Pittsburgh YWAM Student Refugee Care Summer 2017

We are inviting High School students grade 9-12 (school year 2016-17) to partner with Youth With A Mission in a refugee and outreach ministry this summer, July 30 - Aug 4, 2017. Estimated Cost $600 Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

When

  • Sunday, July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2017
Church-wide Activities

Honduras/Christian Camping International - Aug 2017

Join Dr. Bryan McCabe, Pastor of Transformational Leadership, and Dr. Lisa Anderson-Umana, North Way’s global partner with Christian Camping International, for a short-term trip to Honduras from August 1-9, 2017. We’ll be partnering with an urban ministry in Tegucigalpa for an amazing Christian camping experience with underprivileged children. We’ll be ministering shoulder to shoulder alongside of local leaders during the Christian camping experience, and then we’ll visit the kids in their neighborhoods at local urban ministry centers. Please contact bryanm@northway.org for more information about this transformational trip opportunity. Cost $2000.00 Application deadline: March 1, 2017
To be considered for this team, complete the online application and submit with a $200 deposit.

When

  • Tuesday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  • Meet our Staff

    Meet our Staff

Dennis Allan
Dennis Allan
Oakland Campus Pastor
Justin Ashcraft
Justin Ashcraft
Oakland Ministry Associate
Dan Bendit
Dan Bendit
Oakland Worship Director
Pat Michael
Pat Michael
Oakland Outreach Coordinator
Allison Smith
Allison Smith
Oakland Adult Life Development Director
Katelyn Witmer
Katelyn Witmer
Oakland Campus Coordinator
Sarah Yopp
Sarah Yopp
Oakland Production Director
Karlie Haywood
Oakland Family Matters Director