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

    Oakland

     

    Service Times

    • Sunday: 9:15am; 11am; 5pm

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

  • Connect

    Connect


    Looking for a Christian church in Oakland, PA?  North Way Christian Community Oakland is a non-denominational, family church in Oakland, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh and Shadyside. We invite you to visit and worship with us Sunday! 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.
  • 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.
  • Kids

    Kids

    North Way Kids 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. North Way Kids is available during the 9:15 and 11am and 5pm services. Follow North Way Kids 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 North Way Kids 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. 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. 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: 1 Samuel Part One - The Last Judge

    June 2/3 - June 23/24 #nw1Samuel It was a different time—an age of prophets, judges, and kings. But the heroes and villains of 1 Samuel were ordinary people of flesh and blood, just like us. In their triumphs and their downfalls, we will learn important lessons about God, ourselves, and how to live in relationship with each other. Join us for four weeks as we study 1 Samuel: The Last Judge.

Church-wide Activities

Message Series: 1 Samuel Part One - The Last Judge

June 2/3 - June 23/24 #nw1Samuel It was a different time—an age of prophets, judges, and kings. But the heroes and villains of 1 Samuel were ordinary people of flesh and blood, just like us. In their triumphs and their downfalls, we will learn important lessons about God, ourselves, and how to live in relationship with each other. Join us for four weeks as we study 1 Samuel: The Last Judge.

Oakland Campus

20/30 Somethings Lunch at Schenley Park

Bring your picnic blanket and join us as we grab lunch from local vendors at Schenley Plaza after church. It will be a relaxed time to connect and get to know other young adults in our community.

When

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    12:30-2 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

Lament Service

Join us for a night of worship, reflection, and prayer for our community. Childcare will be provided.

When

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    7-8:30 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

House of Manna Serving Opportunity

Join House of Manna for a Feed the People summer outreach event the last Friday of each month. Volunteers are needed to help serve food and build relationships!

When

  • Friday, June 29, 2018
    6-8 pm

The House of Manna
7240 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Church-wide Activities

Message Series: "Right Next Door"

June 30 & July 1 and July 7 & 8 | #nwNextDoor “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Sometimes we over-spiritualize Jesus’ command so much that we think about loving everyone in the world… and in the process we forget or overlook our literal neighbors! But each one of us, whether we’re in an apartment building, a row house, or a spacious home, has someone living right next door. Join us for two weeks as we take a closer look at what it means to love the people around us. Through Jesus’ actions and parables, we’ll learn what it means to truly be a neighbor.

Oakland Campus

20/30s Riverhounds Game and Fireworks

Join up with other young adults from the Oakland Campus to cheer on the Riverhounds and watch fireworks over the river. We ran out of tickets last year, so buy early! Tickets are available for sale on the North Way Oakland 20/30 Somethings Facebook page, or you can contact justina@northway.org for more info

When

  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018
    6:30-10 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

North Way Next

Looking for your next step? Curious about opportunities to get connected? Join us for lunch to hear our church’s history, mission, and vision, connect with pastors and staff, and learn some of the best next steps for you at North Way. Childcare available.

When

  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
    12:30-2 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

HS Camp 2018

Cost $600/Deposit $100
High School students join us for HS Camp!
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 2017-18). Students and leaders will travel by coach bus and stay in hotel/lodge style accommodations.

When

  • Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13, 2018
Oakland Campus

Oakland KidsGiG Attenders 2018



KidsGIG is our annual summer camp experience! Preschool-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 volunteers, student volunteers, and church staff. Everyone is welcome!

9am-12pm each day on July 9-13,2018

*Preschool campers must be 3 1/2 by June 1 & fully potty-trained
*Campers are Kindergarten-5th graders based on 2017-2018 school year

KidsGiG Family Celebration
6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, July 12, 2018


When

  • Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13, 2018

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

Oakland KidsGiG Volunteers



We need YOU on the KidsGiG 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 KidsGiG will receive 50% off of one child’s registration.

9am-12pm on July 9-13,2018
*Preschool campers must be 3 1/2 by June 1 & fully potty-trained
*Campers are Kindergarten-5th graders based on 2017-2018 school year

KidsGiG Family Celebration
6:30-8:00pm on July 12,2018

When

  • Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13, 2018

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Message Series: 1 Samuel Part Two: The Tale of Two Kings

It was a different time—an age of prophets, judges, and kings. But the heroes and villains of 1 Samuel were ordinary people of flesh and blood, just like us. In their triumphs and their downfalls, we will learn important lessons about God, ourselves, and how to live in relationship with each other. Join us for five weeks as we study David and Saul in 1 Samuel: A Tale of Two Kings.

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, July 15, 2018
    9 am-12:15 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Campus

20/30s Swing Dancing

Put on your dancing shoes and join with other young adults in our community for a night of swing dancing. Group lessons start at 7pm.

When

  • Friday, July 20, 2018
    7-9 pm

Oakland Campus
428 N. Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Church-wide Activities

Haiti Adult Mission Trip - October 2018

Tenative Dates: October 15-21, 2018
This North Way team will partner with North Way Partner Laura Hagy in Gonaives, Haiti. We would like to take some medical professionals to provide medical assistance for children's school physicals. Other team members will help projects which may include construction projects to meet local needs.

Estimated Cost: $1100.00

To be considered for this team, complete the online application and submit with your $200 deposit.
Application deadline, July 9, 2018

When

  • Monday, October 15 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
Church-wide Activities

India Mission Trip - January 2019

January 13-26, 2019(tentative dates)
North Way will be sending a team to India in January 2019 to work global mission partners Jose & Sarah. This team will be leading a camp for the YWAM staff families. The camp will consist of marriage matters style element for the couples and a VBS for their children. They will also build relationships with the students on the campus and help them some of the on-going projects.

Estimated Cost $2700

If you would like to be considered for this team, complete the online application and submit with your $200 deposit.

When

  • Sunday, January 13 - Saturday, January 26, 2019
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  • Meet our Staff

    Meet our Staff

Dennis Allan
Dennis Allan
Oakland Campus Pastor
Dan Bendit
Dan Bendit
Oakland Worship Director
Karlie Haywood
Karlie Haywood
Oakland Family Matters Director
Sarah Miner
Sarah Miner
Oakland Production Director
Allison Smith
Allison Smith
Oakland Adult Life Development Director
Katelyn Werner
Katelyn Werner
Oakland Campus Coordinator
Pat Michael
Oakland Outreach Coordinator