Come check out Student Ministries at NCC!

We are the youth!

We love our students! This moment in life can be both amazing and hard, and our community of students have shown love for each other and for spreading the love of Jesus to our community and beyond.

The vision of New Community Church Student Ministries is to guide students to Know God and Make God Known.  We seek to accomplish this through prayer, scripture, service, community, and worship. As we pursue that vision, we pray that God will transform our students to be HOLI:

Humble Owners of their faith, Loving people of Integrity

This is not just a vision. Parents are seeing this become a reality in their students' lives and they express their gratitude for the role that Adam and Joel play in their students' lives.

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Student Ministries Facebook

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Student Ministries Twitter

Upcoming Events

  • High School Tuesday Night Fire

    Two Tuesdays per month, at 7 p.m.  -  NCC Fire pit

    High school students, you are invited to hang out, enjoy a campfire, eat and play games: volleyball, Kan Jame, Spikeball, and more! Invite friends to gather around our new campfire site at NCC. Don't miss the FUN! Mark your calendars: June 13, June 27, July 18, July 25, August 8, and August 15.

  • Middle School Block Party

    Two Thursdays per month, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  -  NCC

    Are you a middle schooler (6th-8th grader) looking for something FUN to do this summer? Then, come to the MIDDLE SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY! Invite your friends or just come and meet others, play crazy games, laugh, and just hang out! Mark your calendars: June 15, June 29, July 20, July 27, August 10, and August 17.

  • Appalachia Mission Trip

    June 18 - 23, 2017

    NCC Student Ministries is hosting a summer mission trip to serve in Fairmont, WV. For the last six years, our students and families have partnered with Fountain of Life Church and World Vision to make an impact in the Fairmont area. This opportunity is open to students (7th grade and up) and adults; we encourage families to consider this incredible experience together. Contact us to learn more about what God has done and how you can join in what God is doing there.

  • Surf City

    July 30 - August 4
    Join us for our yearly summer camp. Surf City offers middle school students the opportunity to get out of the city, make new friends, swim, ride wave runners, tube, climb sand dunes, enjoy a really big lake, and most importantly, examine faith in Jesus Christ. Thousands of kids from across the country have experienced the most significant week of their lives at Surf City. The gang will depart on Coach buses from the Pittsburgh area at 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, and return home on Friday, August 4, around 10 p.m. Drop off TBD. Consider joining us for this AMAZING week away! Register online soon to reserve one of the few spots remaining with a $200 non-refundable deposit. A balance of $300 is due on or before July 1. Contact student ministries for more information. 

Summer Small Groups

This summer there are Bible study groups for middle school girls (6th-8th grades) and middle school boys (6th-8th grades) as well as high school students. These studies are designed to equip students in a deeper comprehension of Scripture. Students will have time to hang out and study various topics from the Bible. These groups will meet every other week in the Wexford area. For more information and to register, contact student ministries.

Middle School Girls (led by Jill Gongaware) - begins Tuesday, June 13, from 3:30-5 p.m.

Middle School Boys (led by Joel Friend) - begins Tuesday, June 27, from 3:30-5 p.m.

High School Students (led by Joel Friend & Natalie Plakosh) - begins Friday, June 30, from 3-4:30 p.m.


Our students in grades sixth, seventh, and eighth meet on Sunday mornings at the 9 and 11 a.m. services during the school year. Thrive meets and sits together upstairs in the Worship Center in the section designated on the left side. After the worship time, students  head downstairs for a time of Bible study. Thrive will resume in the fall.

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the middle school Thrive classes held question and answer sessions with Middle School Director Joel Friend and Senior Pastor Mark Bolton.


Listen to 9 a.m. Thrive Q & A

Listen to 11 a.m. Thrive Q & A


Edge: Middle School

The Edge is a large group gathering of our middle school students. The purpose of this time is for students and their friends to laugh with each other and learn something new about God. We value every middle schooler who walks through the doors, and we use our time to get to know them and their friends.

The Edge meets from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at New Community during the school year. We will resume Fall 2017!

Contact student ministries with any questions.


Revolution: High School

Revolution is a large group gathering of our high school students. Our time is designed for students and their friends to find a place in our community and a purpose in their relationship with God. We want our high school students to know they are not alone, because God is with them and we want to walk with them throughout their high school years.

Revolution meets from 7:15 - 9 p.m. on Thursday nights at New Community, during the school year. We will resume Fall 2017!


True North is a monthly gathering of our entire Student Ministries which happens on the last meeting of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. at the church building. It's a night where all 6th-12th grade students gather to hang out, have fun, worship in song, hear testimonies from their peers, and pray for their communities. Come check it out during the school year! We will resume in the Fall of 2017!

Student Activities

Mission Trips to Appalachia

Mission Trips to Haiti

Laurelville Retreat for Middle School

Laurelville Retreat for High School

Surf City for Middle School

Pulse - High School Retreat

Discipleship Groups

Bible Study Groups

Serving Opportunities in Pittsburgh

Join Our Team

Do you enjoy working with students? It takes special people to give up your time and talents to build relationships with the students and their families. All individuals applying for any position involving the supervision of minors must have a background check run on them. NCC uses this process to provide and ensure a safe and secure environment for the students attend Edge, Revolution, and other student ministry camps and events. If you are over eighteen years of age and interested in serving in Student Ministries, you must complete clearance documentation. Contact for more information.

It is our prayer that each student grow to become fully devoted, passionate, disciples who KNOW Jesus Christ, GROW up in Him, and GO out for Him.