Sundays are the core of our gathering, learning and serving. NHCC believes being a Jesus follower means meeting and learning together.
On Sundays our entire church family gathers at 10am to worship through song; learn from the teachings of the Bible; partake in communion; give to the church and those in need through our offering; and serve wherever we might be needed.
Sundays also provide an opportunity for our Kids and Students to learn and serve. Our dedicated staff and volunteers have tailored a worship experience that is engaging and safe for the whole family.
NHCC was started in 1960 with just a few members and over the next six decades has grown into the church it is today. This is what NHCC believes:
In one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 Cor 8:6; Matt 28:19-20; Eph 4:4-6)
The Bible is the Word of God. (2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe in the deity of Jesus; in his virgin birth; his perfect sinless life; his miracles; his victorious and atoning death on the cross; his bodily resurrection; and in his ascension to the right hand of the Father. (Matt 1:18-23; 3:17; 28:1-6; John 2:9; 4:45; 5:5; Acts 1:9; 1 Peter 1:19; 22:21-25)
We believe in the ministry of Holy Spirit who offers guidance and gifts to live in the community of the Church. (John 14:26; 15:26-27) We believe in the personal and imminent return of Jesus Christ to Earth. (John 14:13; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess 4:14-18)
We believe in the resurrection of the dead in Jesus return. (Matt 25:31-32; 1 Cor 15:51-52; Rev 20:4-15)
We believe in the New Testament pattern of observing communion each Lord’s Day. (Luke 22:19; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 11:23-29)
We believe that the New Testament gives us a pattern for salvation, and we practice this for membership. (Rom 10:17; John 3:15-16; Acts 2:38; Rom 10:9-10; Romans 6:1-8; Romans 1:17; 2 Pet 3:18)
Nate has served at NHCC since 2012. With more than a decade of ministry experience, Nate works with students and group ministries. He is an alum of Cincinnati Christian University holding a B.A. in Biblical Studies (‘11) and a M.A. in New Testament Studies (‘14). Nate is married to Michelle and they have two children, Elliot and Mary-Kate.
When Nate isn’t at NHCC, you can find him running at North Park, downtown or in your local marathon. He’s also a big fan of our Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, but his baseball heart still bleeds for the Reds.
Family Life Director
Katie and her husband James, have been a part of the NHCC family since 2002. As Family Life Director, Katie works with children from infants through 6th grade and their families. In addition, she oversees our Community2Community initiative which involves integrating church, community and service.
Katie lives in the North Hills with James and their four children. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Penn State University. In her “former” life she worked as a reporter and anchor for a local Pittsburgh news station. Although slower than Nate, she enjoys running, cycling and swimming.
Jamie has been a part of NHCC since 2010. Previous to serving as our administrative assistant, she had a career in hotel management. She is a graduate of University of West Florida. Jamie is married to John and they have two children, Joselyn and Jenna.
When Jamie isn’t at NHCC you can find her being the taxi mom to her children, dreaming about her next trip to the beach, and fostering collies.
Are you a part of any denomination?
No. We do not have a governing body, dioceses or presbytery. NHCC is an autonomous, non-denominational congregation of all backgrounds, but we are associated with nearly 5,000 other Christian Churches/Churches of Christ across the world that share similar beliefs and practices.
Do I need to dress up?
No. NHCC offers a casual worship service. We encourage everyone to come with a cup of your favorite drink–or have one of ours–and wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Will my kids and students be safe while attending NHCC?
Yes. All of our adult volunteers have their background checks and are in compliance with federal and state laws. Kids will also be escorted back to their class with their loving adult volunteers.
Do I have to be a member to join a group?
No. We invite everyone searching for a place to gather, learn and serve to join us at any of the groups and events we have throughout the year. Check out our groups page for a place to plug in.