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

When NCC started 20 years ago, a core value was then and still is now missions. We want to increase our mission exposure and encourage you to get involved.  Missions in Action highlights stories of our people being the salt and light of the world.

Christy Cratty's Baby Steps

After earnestly praying to God for something fulfilling to do, Christy attended a women’s Christian gathering at which Urban Impact was speaking about the wonderful success of their in-school tutoring program.  Christy distinctly remembers thinking “that would be an awesome opportunity for someone who is interested, but that’s definitely not for me; I could never do that.”  Through a series of events, Christy’s 14 year old daughter and her friends started helping with Urban Impact’s soccer camp, which then led to tutoring before soccer camp, which then led to Christy filling-in when tutors didn’t show up, and the rest is history. Christy continues to tutor with Urban Impact to this day. “If someone told me that day at the women’s gathering that I would spend the next four years tutoring kids, I’d have thought they were crazy! But God was so gracious in answering my prayer by giving me baby steps along the way.” Christy says she has been “blessed beyond belief by the many friendships I have with the UI staff, the kids, and even some of their parents, not to mention the improved test scores.” Click here for the detailed story.

Anyone who may be inspired to start their volunteer journey with Urban Impact and would like to take a baby step today, can contact Christy at ccratty2002@gmail.com, Urban Impact directly at Laura.erb@uifpgh.org, or learn more about UI at their website https://www.uifpgh.org/home.  There are many more kids that need to be tutored than they have volunteers, so please don’t delay if you’re feeling led! They also have programming in the arts and athletics for which they always need volunteers. 

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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

Local Missions

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, visit www.pinevalleycamp.org

  • 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, 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.

    For more information, visit www.imanichristianacademy.org

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 17-22, 2018

NCC is hosting a summer mission trip to serve in Fairmont, WV. For the last six years, we have partnered with Fountain of Life Church and World Vision to make an impact in the Fairmont area. This trip is NOT just for students! This is a great opportunity for people to participate in a mission trip without traveling out of the country. Contact the church for more information or if you are interested in serving on this trip.

Register online here.


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, the next trip has not been scheduled.


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.