In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. 

Matthew 5:16

When NCC was born twenty years ago, a core value was then. and still is missions. God calls us to be the salt and light of the world and to fulfill the Great Commission, commands which NCC takes very seriously. Since the beginning, we have made an intentional and strategic effort to spread the Gospel to the most unreached populations in the world, bringing Christ’s love and hope to the lost and the least. Jesus also told us to let our light shine so that God may be glorified.

We are excited to share what is happening with our mission partners, other mission-focused activities at the church, and how you can become involved. 

To God be the Glory!

  • In the past, God has enabled NCC to be involved with various organizations and have sent over 25 mission teams to Armenia, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Haiti, India, Nicaragua, Thailand, Venezuela and West Virginia
  • Together, we have aided in planting churches in India, China and Vietnam.
  • Provided dental clinics in China, Ghana, and Haiti
  • Been instrumental in helping the construction of water wells and a bottling facility to create a self-sustaining business mission in Ghana
  • Contributed resources to having The Good and Beautiful Life series translated into Farsi
  • Funded a medical doctor for a clinic in Ghana that now runs on its own with government funding
  • Helped create a self-sustaining agricultural community in Nicaragua
  • Built/renovated houses and playgrounds in Haiti and West Virginia

Many congregants at NCC are involved in various ministries and organizations throughout the community. Missions in Action highlights stories of our people being the salt and light of the world.

Jaida Hobbes

Seeks Justice in Uganda 

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8


 “The darkness and devastation of it shocked me, and the Spirit of God prompted me to find out more,” Jaida writes as she describes her journey which started five years ago when she first heard about human trafficking and gender-based violence. Jaida Hobbes, then a beloved student ministry leader at NCC and someone who had grown up in the church since she was a little girl, was experiencing a new calling as God touched her heart and directed her into her next phase of life. She continues her story: “One day a presentation on anti-trafficking challenged me to ask God ‘What is mine to do?’ Over the next year, I dove head first into volunteering… Click here to continue reading about Jaida’s story and learn how you can support her with prayers and/or financially.

Previous Articles:

Ellyn Snyder Imani Christian Academy

Christy Cratty Baby Steps

Love Your Neighbor Day Pine Valley Camp
Beth Montgomery
Taking the Gospel to Public Schools

Sarah Anderson Corcls for Camp

Amy Blettner Just Be Inspirations

The Ripple Effect

God has placed and gifted us all to make a ripple effect through His Church. Watch the video below to see a few of the ripples expereienced through the faithfulness of our people.




Local Mission Partners

New Community Church supports local organizations with our time, talents, and financial resources. Our church holds periodic work days where our people help complete projects or simply spruce up the grounds, facilitate food drives, and other opportunities.

  • Pine Valley Camp

    Pine Valley Camp is a place where urban and at-risk children can experience real life change in a safe and family-like atmosphere of camp. Away from the chaos of the city, surrounded by the beauty of God's creation and the unconditional love of the staff, campers are introduced to a Heavenly Father who desires to heal their broken hearts.

    For more information and current volunteer needs, visit www.pinevalleycamp.org

  • Pine Valley Camp Work Day

    Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-noon(ish) — Pine Valley Bible Camp (Ellwood City)

    Would you like to help for part of a day at one of our mission partners? There will be a number of tasks that could range from electrical (no experience required) to landscaping to whatever is needed at the camp. There should be something for everyone who has a willing heart and the ability to follow some easy directions! As the date gets closer, more specifics will be available with the details pertaining to the day. Please register your interest in volunteering that day. For more information, contact Mat Dubinett.   

  • Pine Valley's 6th Annual Ride for Hope

    Saturday, June 22, registration begins at 9 a.m. — New Castle Harley-Davidson Dealership

    Spring will be here soon, so get your bike ready, bring a friend, and ride to benefit Pine Valley Camp for a fun motorcycle ride, buffet dinner, and includes a T-shirt for $30 ($15 for passenger, which includes buffet meal). All proceeds benefit the camp, now in its 24th season of “rebuilding broken lives through Christ.” The ride starts/ends at New Castle Harley-Davidson dealership. Visit www.PineValleyCamp.org for more information and to register. 

  • Urban Impact

    Urban Impact builds positive relationships with the community on the Northside by holistically helping to transform the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families one person, one family, one block at a time who, in turn, make a powerful impact locally and globally for Jesus Christ.

    For more information and current volunteer needs, visit www.uifpgh.org

  • Imani Christian Academy

    Imani Christian Academy is a K-12 private school in the East Hills area of Pittsburgh that enrolls disadvantaged kids and operates primarily on donations. Imani is committed to educating and building its students in mind, body, and spirit.

    Current volunteer needs include Pre-k classroom assistants. Please contact Ellyn Snyder at ellyn.j.snyder@gmail.com (NCC's liaison for Imani) or contact Imani through the website below.

    For more information, visit www.imanichristianacademy.org

  • Walk for a Healthy Community

    Saturday, May 11, walk begins at 9 a.m. — Stage AE

    Are you looking for a way to support one of our mission partners? Imani Christian Academy is organizing a team for Pittsburgh’s 2019 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community where Imani is one of the 80 local nonprofits participating in the event. By supporting Imani for this walk, they will receive 100% of the funds raised. For more information and to register, visit www.walkforahealthycommunity.org. Donations can be made online, brought the day of the walk, or mailed to Lonnie Silver, CFRE, Imani Christian Academy, 2150 East Hills Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Compassion Ministries

Compassion Ministries provides opportunities to reach outside our church walls and serve our local community in order to show the love of Christ in practical, meaningful ways to those in need.

  • Compassion Day

    When we organize Compassion Days, we unite as a church body to show the love of Christ in practical ways with no strings attached. During these days of service, we go out in teams of 8 - 15 people into our community and perform service projects for organizations, our mission partners, and the under privileged. Some of the projects in the past have included repairs, landscaping, visiting with elderly, collecting furniture, handing out water bottles in North Park, preparing meals, and even washing fire trucks.

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  • Baby Bottle Campaign

    New Community Church participates in an annual Baby Bottle Campaign to raise money for the Women's Choice Network (WCN)  to empower abortion-vulnerable women to choose life. WCN Centers provide pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, sonograms, medical consultations, and life-saving options to abortion-vulnerable women. WCN services also include post-abortion care and abstinence education; all services are offered under the direction of a professional medical staff and are provided to all clients at no charge.

    Visit the client site at http://imissedmyperiod.com.

    Visit http://mypregnancycenter.org/wordpress/ to get involved with or support WCN.

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  • Orphan Care

    The mission of Living 1:27-New Community's Orphan Care Ministry, is to guide and serve individuals who have been touched by the biblical call to care for orphans in their distress. In carrying out our mission, our desire is to educate, connect, and encourage individuals and families who have an interest in “caring” for orphans in need. While often associated primarily with adoption, orphan care extends beyond this traditional scope and includes foster care, mentorship, financial sponsorship, prayer, advocacy, and much more. For more information, please contact Dave Wert at dlwert@verizon.net.

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Appalachia Mission Trip

June 16-21, 2019

For the past eight years, our church has served in the White Hall area of West Virginia. We have built an incredible relationship with Dave and Beth Luffy, who serve the people of their community through their ministry center, More Grace Outreach. Outside of our yearly mission trip, our church has helped to provide over a thousand bags of clothing for their center, food for their pantry, and toys for their donation center. This happens because of the mission trip we take every summer to help the people they minister to on a weekly basis. Please consider joining us this summer! 

Register online here for the mission trip.


In 2016, NCC celebrated 10 years of supporting Pioneers Africa in Ghana. Did you know...in 2004 there was an unmanned health clinic with no doctor anywhere for 50-100 miles? NCC funded the first doctor; that clinic now runs on its own with government funding. Thousands of villagers have had access to healthcare to heal their bodies. People are working on building a water packaging facility with NCC's help, so they can earn funds to become more self-sufficient and reach even more villagers.


Student Ministries lead a mission trip of about 25 students and adults to EBAC orphanage in Cap Haitian, Haiti from July 16-22, 2017. NCC tries to visit Haiti every couple years. At this time, it isn't safe to travel there.


NCC partners together with Agros International to develop a long-term relationship with a community in Nicaragua called Tierra Nueva. This relationship began by sending a leader team down to Nicaragua in 2012. Since then, NCC has sent mission teams each year into this community to continue to develop this relationship. This annual trip is safe for families because the focus is in building relationships and fostering community between our church and this community. It is a blessing to see the people of Tierra Nueva working their families out of poverty by becoming land owners in Nicaragua. 

Check out the past trips mission blogs to see more about what happens on these mission trips:
- 2018 (team of 6 adults & 5 students) - ONLINE 2018 BLOG

- 2017 (June team) - ONLINE JUNE 2017 BLOG

- 2017 (March team) - ONLINE MARCH 2017 BLOG

 - 2016 (team of 12 adults & 4 students) - ONLINE 2016 BLOG
 - 2015 (team of 10 adults & 2 students) - ONLINE 2015 BLOG
 - 2014 (team of 9 adults & 5 students) - ONLINE 2014 BLOG
 - 2013 (team included 9 adults & 1 student)

God uses missions to...

transform people while laboring together to expand God’s new creation as far away as Thailand, and as close to home as our offices, neighborhoods, and families.