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. 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.
  • Message Series: "Mark: The Crowd"

    Through miracles, the announcing of the Kingdom, and ransoming His life for us The Gospel of Mark reveals that Jesus is the Christ. In addition to Jesus, the Gospel of Mark features three main groups of people: The Disciples, The Crowd, and The Religious Leaders. When the time came for Jesus to go to the cross the Religious Leaders arrested Him, the Crowds mocked Him, and the Disciples fled. We will find a little bit of “us” in each group! We will follow along as Jesus speaks directly to each group and find that in doing so speaks plainly to us. Join us and follow Jesus along the dusty trails, lakeside shores, and city streets through the pages of the Gospel of Mark. Journey alongside the religious leaders, the crowds, and the disciples as they hear from Jesus by subscribing to daily devotionals, reading plans of both the Gospel of Mark and the New Testament, as well as discussion questions for your small group to use throughout each of the three series. Text “NORTHWAY” to 42828 to subscribe.

Church-wide Activities

Baby Bottle Campaign

It's that time of year again - The Baby Bottle Campaign! Please be sure to grab an empty baby bottle after service on May 13/14, Mother's Day weekend. Take it home, fill it with spare change, bills, or checks, and return it on Father's Day weekend, June 17/18. The bottles will be given to your local pregnancy center providing support to abortion-vulnerable women in Pittsburgh. The money collected helps them provide ultrasounds, counseling and education, material assistance, STD treatment, post-abortive care, and much more. Your spare change could save a life!

When

  • Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, June 18, 2017
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. (Trip closed)

When

  • Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 26, 2017
Church-wide Activities

Message Series: "Mark: The Crowd"

Through miracles, the announcing of the Kingdom, and ransoming His life for us The Gospel of Mark reveals that Jesus is the Christ. In addition to Jesus, the Gospel of Mark features three main groups of people: The Disciples, The Crowd, and The Religious Leaders. When the time came for Jesus to go to the cross the Religious Leaders arrested Him, the Crowds mocked Him, and the Disciples fled. We will find a little bit of “us” in each group! We will follow along as Jesus speaks directly to each group and find that in doing so speaks plainly to us. Join us and follow Jesus along the dusty trails, lakeside shores, and city streets through the pages of the Gospel of Mark. Journey alongside the religious leaders, the crowds, and the disciples as they hear from Jesus by subscribing to daily devotionals, reading plans of both the Gospel of Mark and the New Testament, as well as discussion questions for your small group to use throughout each of the three series. Text “NORTHWAY” to 42828 to subscribe.

Church-wide Activities

20/30 Somethings Summer Kickoff Cookout

Come join 20/30 Somethings from all of North Way campuses for a cookout after the 11am service. There will be burgers and hot dogs, lawn games and activities, and lots of fun. Come and meet other young adults from North Way at the Oakland campus! For more information and details, find us on Facebook: North Way 20/30 Somethings.

When

  • Sunday, June 4, 2017
    12:30-3 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

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 justina@northway.org.

When

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017
    12:30-2 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

20/30 Somethings Ultimate Frisbee and Lawn Games

So you played Ultimate Frisbee in College and haven't got a chance to play since. Join other 20/30 Somethings from all of North Way's campuses as we gather at Schenley Oval in Schenley Park to play Ultimate and some Lawn Games. If you are not the athletic type, still come join us! We will have lawn games as well. Find us on Facebook as well for more info: North Way 20/30 Somethings! If you need directions the address for the GPS would be 1 Overlook Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Follow the signs to the turf soccer field. We will meet in the big grassy field behind the soccer field.

When

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017
    2-4:30 pm
Church-wide Activities

Message Series: "Take Courage"

Change careers. Change habits. Change schools. Change is tough, and it takes courage. For some it is draining; for others it is debilitating. When change happens, we often ask, "What am I supposed to do?” But maybe the more courageous question to ask is, “Who am I supposed to be?” Maybe it’s more about the “Who” than the “Do!” Did you know that Scripture records only one time that Jesus addresses a person as “daughter,” and only one person He calls “son”? Both times He opens with, “Take Courage,” and in both cases these folks are courageously seeking change. On Mother’s Day we spoke to all God’s daughters seeking change, and on Father’s Day we’ll speak to His sons. Change takes action. Join us and “Take Courage” as we face change together.

Church-wide Activities

Adoptive & Foster MOMS Family Picnic


Each family should bring a side dish to share. (ex. fruit, veggies, salad, etc.) Main dishes, paper products, drink, and cake will be provided.

When

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    5:30-8:30 pm

Devlin Memorial Park
9957 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA 15090

Church-wide Activities

20/30 Somethings Cinema In the Park

"I saved the city again. It was off the chain." Join us on the evening of Father's Day as we gather Schenley Plaza (across from the Cathedral of Learning) in Oakland to watch The Lego Batman Movie. We will gather at 7:00pm and the movie starts at 8:30 or so. Come early to play some games, have some snacks and meet other people! Then stay for a great movie! For more information, find us on Facebook: North Way 20/30 Somethings! The address for Schenley Plaza is: 4100 Forbes Avenue, Oakland.

When

  • Sunday, June 18, 2017
    7-10:30 pm
Church-wide Activities

20/30 Somethings Mini Golf Outing

Are you ready for some putt-putt? The North Way 20/30 Somethings are headed out to the RMU Island Sports Complex to play Mini-Golf! We will meet at the Oakland campus at 6:30, or after the 5pm service to carpool out there. Or you can meet us at the Island around 7pm. Join us for a fun night of mini-golf, friends, and great conversation! For more information, find us on Facebook: North Way 20/30 Somethings! The address for the mini-golf course if you are going to choose to meet us there is: 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225

When

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017
    6:30-9 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

City (Oakland/ East End) KidzGiG 2017

KidzGIG is our annual summer camp experience! Preschooler-5th graders won’t want to miss a minute of these action-packed days filled with awesome music, creative Biblical teaching, fun games & more. Camp is led by adult & student volunteers and staff. Everyone is welcome!

Preschool Camp
9am-12pm, Monday, June 26, 2017-Friday, June 30, 2017
*Campers are Kindergarten-5th graders based on 2016-2017 school year

Preschool Camp
9am-12pm, Monday, June 26, 2017-Friday, June 30, 2017
*Campers must be 3 1/2 by June 1 & fully potty-trained

NEW THIS YEAR!!!
KidzGiG Family Celebration
6:30-8:00pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017

Register Campers

We need YOU on the KidzGiG volunteer team! Together, we will provide kids with an awesome summer camp experience where they will learn about who God is and how He wants them to live. Adult volunteers who serve all five days at KidzGiG will receive one household registration discount.


Volunteer

When

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

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

20/30 Somethings Riverhounds Game and Fireworks

Are you a soccer fan? How about a fireworks fan? This July 4th, North Way's 20/30 Somethings are headed down to Highmark Stadium to watch the Pittsburgh Riverhounds take on the Charlotte Independence. We can meet at North Way Oakland at 6pm and carpool to the stadium. Stay after the game then to watch the always amazing Pittsburgh July 4th fireworks. Tickets cost $15! That's $15 for a soccer game and a front row seat to the fireworks! For details and more information find us on Facebook: North Way 20/30 Somethings.

When

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    6-10 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

HS 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).

When

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

20/30 Somethings Urban Hike

Have you ever hiked through the woods and thought this would be fun to do downtown? Well, here is your chance! Meet us in Market Square as we trot through the Point, the North Shore, and Downtown and admire our great city. We will have some games and conversation starters along the way. It will be a good time to get to know other 20/30 Somethings that also attend North Way! For more information and details, find us on Facebook: North Way 20/30 Somethings! The address for Market Square is 2 South Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

When

  • Sunday, July 16, 2017
    2-4:30 pm
Church-wide Activities

20/30 Somethings Kickball

What was the last time you got a chance to play kickball? Elementary school? Join other 20/30 Somethings from North Way as we engage in a game of kickball. Details for this event are coming! Find us on Facebook: North Way 20/30 Somethings!

When

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017
    2-4:30 pm
Church-wide Activities

Surf City Middle School Summer Camp 2017

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

20/30 Somethings Field Day

Do you remember the day in elementary school where you got to go out the field and do fun events like a water balloon toss, tug of war, hula hoops, and three legged races? Those were the best days right? Come and hang out with 20/30 Somethings at North Way as we replicate these field days! We will have the games listed above, plus more! It will be a blast! More details will be coming so stay tuned. Find us on Facebook for more info: North Way 20/30 Somethings!

When

  • Sunday, July 30, 2017
    2-4:30 pm
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 27, 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
Church-wide Activities

Haiti Adult Short Term Mission Trips

Our Haiti teams travel to Cap Haitian, Haiti where they provide tutoring and care for the children at the EBAC and IDADEE orphanages. Our adult teams also partner with Pastor Jean Claude and the two church communities he leads, helping equip them to meet the needs of their community and assisting with various projects as requested. Pastor Jean Claude grew up at the EBAC orphanage and has a strong desire to give back to other Haitian orphans and the community.
Estimated Cost $2000.00
To be considered for the Haiti Adult Mission Trip October 13-21, 2017 complete the online application and submit with your $200 deposit. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2017.
To be considered for the Haiti Adult Mission Trip February 22-March 1, 2018 complete the online application and submit with your $200 deposit.Deadline to apply Oct 15, 2017.

When

  • Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 21, 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
Karlie Haywood
Karlie Haywood
Oakland Family Matters 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