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

    Oakland

     

    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. 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. 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. 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 Jonathan. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  • 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 Jonathan Faltot.
  • 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 Jonathan Faltot.
  • College Students

    College Students

    North Way Oakland was launched in March 2007 with the vision of reaching college students and young professionals with the Gospel. Today, the Oakland campus is home to a large population of students from Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, Point Park, the Art Institute, Chatham, and more. Worship Services North Way Oakland is located at 428 N. Craig Street, and we gather for worship every Sunday at 9am, 11am, and 5pm. Join us! City bus routes 71A, 71C, 54, and 93 and Pitt and CMU shuttles will 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 the CMU campus. Small Groups Build long-lasting friendships and grow in your faith by joining a weekly small group. Social Media For more details about small groups, events, and more, join our Facebook group or follow us on Instagram. Professional Counseling Services For more information about North Way Counseling Services available at the Oakland campus, please email us or call 724.935.0680. Ask for a counselor at the Oakland Campus; our counselors are Katie Smith and Cheryl Burns. The receptionist will then schedule an appointment for you in Oakland on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, depending on your counselor and schedule. Other times may be available, but these are our regularly scheduled days. The fee for counseling at North Way is a sliding fee scale. Scholarships are available based on financial need, which can be requested through the Pastors or Campus Manager. Please 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: "Landmarks"

    It is easier to remember epic events when you can go see it, touch it, and have the story retold. Sadly, even the greatest of moments can be forgotten and lost over time. In this series, we will revisit and retell historic events in which God revealed His character and love for us. Join us for this “Live Teaching Tour” series as five different pastors remember and remind us of five powerful God “Landmarks.” Text "NORTHWAY" to 42828 to subscribe to daily devotional and small group content delivered via email to your inbox each weekday throughout this series.

    When

    • Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 30, 2016
  • Message Series: "Landmarks"

    It is easier to remember epic events when you can go see it, touch it, and have the story retold. Sadly, even the greatest of moments can be forgotten and lost over time. In this series, we will revisit and retell historic events in which God revealed His character and love for us. Join us for this “Live Teaching Tour” series as five different pastors remember and remind us of five powerful God “Landmarks.” Text "NORTHWAY" to 42828 to subscribe to daily devotional and small group content delivered via email to your inbox each weekday throughout this series.

    When

    • Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 30, 2016
Church-wide Activities

Shoes for Orphan Souls Drive

The Orphan Care ministry is collecting NEW shoes for children and youth. Shoes for Orphan Souls delivers shoes to the world's most vulnerable children. For children who live in orphanages or poverty, a simple pair of shoes help them know they are loved. Shoes can be dropped off in the lobby through October 2.

When

  • Saturday, September 3 - Sunday, October 2, 2016
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 starting with the first lesson from our small group curriculum this fall, "Balancing Your College Life". RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016
    7:30-9 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Restore Dinner and Auction

Over the past 13 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.

When

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
    6-8:30 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Church-wide Activities

Expo '16 Attender Registration

Join us for Expo '16, a powerful 1-day FREE event full of real-life testimonies, exhibitors, and educational sessions that will equip you to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable and at-risk in our community and world. Please consider donating a pair of NEW shoes for our Shoes for Orphan Souls drive which delivers shoes to vulnerable children here in the United States and over 80 countries around the world. For more information please visit expo16.org

When

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    8 am-3 pm

Wexford Campus
12121 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090-8345

Oakland Campus

Oakland College WonderFall

Celebrate all things fall with other college students in the North Way Oakland Parking Lot, complete with pumpkin and apple goodness, apple cider, and REAL TREE LEAVES to throw in the air for that perfect fall instagram post! RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    3-5 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Homewood Harvest Party

Join us for costumes, candy and community! We need lots of volunteers to help with trunk or treating, games, crafts, inflatables and more! Limited spaces are available for trunk or treating. Drop off candy in the bins at your North Way campus lobby now through October 23. We’re expecting over 900 participants from Homewood so we need lots of candy for Trunk or Treat and games. Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite non-frightful costumes! Important: Sign up by completing the volunteer registration form. Trunk or Treat space limited to 40 vehicles. Bring and pass out lots of candy! Prize for best decorated (non-scary) trunk!

When

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    7-9 pm

Helen Faison Elementary
7430 Tioga Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Oakland Campus

Baptism

The act of water baptism is an important step in your spiritual journey. Baptism is an outward expression of the grace of God in the life of a believer, and is symbolic of salvation, not a part of it. Therefore, we believe that anyone professing a personal faith in Jesus should be baptized as an adult. Click here to express interest.

When

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016
    12-12 am

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Laurelville - Middle School Retreat Nov 11-13

Laurelville Retreats provide a weekend away from students’ regular routines to get to know other students, leaders, and God in a fresh way. Students will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, worship and learn together during Club, participate in small groups, and play mud games! Cost $150

When

  • Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016
Church-wide Activities

Laurelville - High School Retreat Nov 18-20

Laurelville Retreats provide a weekend away from students’ regular routines to get to know other students, leaders, and God in a fresh way. Students will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, worship and learn together during Club, participate in small groups, and play mud games! Cost $150

When

  • Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20, 2016
Oakland Campus

Oakland College Trivia Night

Impress all your friends with your vast knowledge of useless facts! Come for a night of hanging out, lots of rounds of different categories of trivia, and snacks. Start brainstorming a clever team name! RSVP at www.facebook.com/groups/nwocollege412

When

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
    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, November 20, 2016
    6:30-8 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • Meet our Staff

    Meet our Staff

Dennis Allan
Dennis Allan
Oakland Campus Pastor
Dan Bendit
Dan Bendit
Oakland Worship Director
Jonathan Faltot
Jonathan Faltot
Oakland Family Matters Coordinator
Pat Michael
Pat Michael
Oakland Outreach Coordinator
Allison Smith
Allison Smith
Oakland Campus Manager/Adult Life Development Director
Sarah Yopp
Sarah Yopp
Oakland Production Director