North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Welcome to

    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 – ike 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 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 Karlie Haywood.
  • College Students

    College Students


    Vision North Way loves college students! We have students at our church from Pitt, CMU, Duquesne, Point Park, Chatham, and would love to help you grow in your relationship with God and get connected to our church community!
    Small Groups Build long-lasting friendships and grow in your faith by joining a weekly small group. Get connected to a small group during our Small Group Connect or anytime online here.
    Large Group Gather at 7pm on the third Friday of the month with other college students at North Way for games, worship, a relevant talk, and discussion around tables.
    Donuts for Dinner Sundays after the 5pm service, head to the back of the sanctuary to meet other college students and eat some free donuts.
    Events Stay up to date with events for college students on our Facebook group here.
    North Way Shuttle Catch a ride to and from the 5pm Sunday Service. 4:30pm -- across from Five Guys on S Bouquet Street 4:45pm -- Morewood Turnaround 6:40pm -- Shuttle leaves from North Way Oakland for dropoff
    Meet Our College Director Hi! I’m Dan, the Worship & College Director at North Way Oakland. I was a college student new to Pittsburgh not too long ago and found a church home at North Way. I’d love to help you get more connected or answer any questions you might have. You can email me here or I’d love to talk with you before or after a service on Sunday!
  • 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. For our men’s group, please contact Dan Dennehy. 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.
  • Family Weekend

    August 26 & 27 | #nwFamily A weekend to come alongside the families in our community! We’ll hear a great message focused on family: “Family is supposed to be the place where everyone gets along. But that’s just not always the case is it? For families to work it takes work. Join us at North Way for Family Weekend where we’ll look at one thing we can all do to help families work.” There will also be special activities planned at each campus! It is the perfect weekend to invite friends and new families!

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 February 22-March 1, 2018 complete the online application and submit with your $200 deposit.Deadline to apply Oct 15, 2017.

When

  • Wednesday, February 22 - Thursday, March 1, 2018
Oakland Campus

Weil Elementary Donation Drive

Join us as we come alongside one of our local elementary schools in the Hill District, Weil Elementary, to help provide much needed items for the 227 children who attend. We would love to make a difference in our community by supplying 227 clothing and 227 sanitary items for the school year. Clothing: socks, underwear, hats, gloves, closed toed shoes, coats, jackets Sanitary Items: Kleenex, lysol wipes, band-aids, toothpaste, and deodorant

When

  • Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

College Sledding in August

Sled down Flagstaff Hill on a huge block of ice in the middle of August! This will be a great place to meet other college students at North Way at the beginning of the semester. Look for the blue North Way Flag! RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Friday, August 25, 2017
    6-8 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Family Weekend

August 26 & 27 | #nwFamily A weekend to come alongside the families in our community! We’ll hear a great message focused on family: “Family is supposed to be the place where everyone gets along. But that’s just not always the case is it? For families to work it takes work. Join us at North Way for Family Weekend where we’ll look at one thing we can all do to help families work.” There will also be special activities planned at each campus! It is the perfect weekend to invite friends and new families!

Oakland Campus

20/30 Somethings Laser Tag and Bowling

Join us at Zone28 near Fox Chapel for some laser tag and bowling. For $22 you will get two hours of bowling, a game of laser tag, 2 pieces of pizza and unlimited fountain soda. Also a $5 game card for the arcade will be thrown in. Don't miss out on this event for anyone in their 20s and 30s at North Way! Invite your friends! The address for Zone 28 is: 2525 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

When

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017
    1:30-4 pm
Oakland Campus

College Pizza in the Plaza

Hang out with other college students in Schenley Plaza on Sunday afternoon while eating some free pizza. Then some of us will walk over to the North Way 5pm service to sit together and would love to have you join us! RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Sunday, September 3, 2017
    3-4:30 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

Oakland Worship Night

Join the whole Oakland campus for a night of worship and prayer to kick off the fall! **Registration is for childcare only

When

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017
    7-8:30 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Message Series: "After Life"

September 9 & 10 – September 23 & 24 | #nwAfterLife What happens seconds after death? There are a lot of questions but no easy answers. Let’s talk about heaven, hell and everything in between.

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, September 10, 2017
    9 am-6:30 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

College Mario Kart Tournament

Bring your Mario Kart A-Game and play on the big North Way screen. The winner of the tournament will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Feel free to just come and spectate as well and eat snacks. RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
    2:30-4:30 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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. RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
    7-9 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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, September 17, 2017
    12:30-2 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Exploring Adoption Workshop

This one day workshop will equip you to make an informed adoption decision. We will have live teaching, hear from families who have adopted, and spend some time in small group discussion. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Childcare is available.

When

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    8:30 am-2:30 pm

The Bible Chapel-South Hills
300 Gallery Dr
McMurray, PA 15317

Oakland Campus

20/30 Somethings Pirates Game

Join us for a late September Pirates game! We are sitting on the third base side of the ballpark, obviously, the better side to see the city. It should be a little cooler being September. We will tailgate before the game, and then attend the game together! Don't miss out on a Pirates Hat, Free Shirt Saturday, and time with North Way 20/30 Somethings! Cost is $24.

When

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    5-11 pm
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, September 29, 2017
    6:30-8:30 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Church-wide Activities

Michael Jr. - Bringin' the Funny Tour!

Comedian Michael Jr is “Bringin’ The Funny…Stand-Up & Be Encouraged” tour to North Way! The show is fun and appropriate for the whole family and is sure to not only bring laughter, but encouragement. Michael Jr's hopeful, honest and hilarious style of comedy will leave audiences inspired to give and to serve others.

When

  • Sunday, October 8, 2017
    6-8 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Church-wide Activities

City Respite Night

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!!

When

  • Friday, October 13, 2017
    6:30-8:30 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

20/30 Somethings Flag Football

Are you ready for some football?? We are well into fall in October, football season is in full swing. Come play flag football with us at North Way. Details for location is coming, don't miss out!

When

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    1:30-4:30 pm
Church-wide Activities

Holiday Gift and Craft Boutique

Help support North Way Student Ministry trips as well as local vendors and artists by starting your holiday shopping early at the Holiday Gift and Craft Boutique. Vendors Register Below $25 first space, $15 each additional $5 for electricity *Tables are NOT provided*

When

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    8 am-1 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Church-wide Activities

Imagine Conference


What does it really look like to love the people around me? What did Jesus mean when He said to care for the orphan, the widow and the sojourner? Who is my neighbor? And where do we even begin?

The Imagine Conference equips, educates and engages believers in the biblical call to care for the vulnerable, the lonely, the hurting and the at-risk people around them. During the two-day event, participants will hear powerful stories, compelling speakers, attend breakout sessions and meet other like-minded people interested in seeking justice and living out love in areas like mentoring, ministry to refugees, adoption and foster care, missions, human trafficking and embracing all life as made in the image of God.
Conference takes place November 10-11, 2017. Doors open at 6:00 pm .
For more information visit www.imagineconferencepgh.com

When

  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    7-8:30 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Oakland Campus

Child Dedications - Oakland

A time of celebration for parents to publicly declare their desire to raise their child to know Christ, and to commit to partnering with the church to do so.
Sign up online for this opportunity by clicking here.

When

  • Sunday, November 26, 2017
    9-11 am

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

20/30 Somethings Christmas Party

Celebrate Christmas in style. Join us at North Way Oakland for a semi-formal Christmas party. Break out your old prom dress or your once a year suit, grab a group of friends, and join the party! We will have some fun activities and games, hors d'ouerves, and fun!

When

  • Friday, December 8, 2017
    7-10 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Restore Dinner and Auction

Over the past 14 years, North Way Counseling Services has helped heal more than 20,000 individuals to become better parents, friends and members of society. We witness changed lives on a daily basis – amazing transformations of marriages saved from divorce; shy, scared children learning to become confident individuals; addicts acknowledging their issues and working toward conquering them. Thanks to your support, we are able to bless those in need with counseling services for reduced or no cost. Help us to continue to serve those in need.
For more information about donations click here

When

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    6-8:30 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

  • 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 Werner
Katelyn Werner
Oakland Campus Coordinator
Sarah Yopp
Sarah Yopp
Oakland Production Director