Our Story

How it all started...

What started as a simple vision in the Fall of 2013 has grown into a thriving multigenerational church! As a regional congregation, people of all ages gather for worship on Sunday mornings and in homes throughout the week from all over the northern Pittsburgh region.  

Ever since the church was very small, the Core Values have remained the same:
  • Biblical Literacy
  • Authentic Worship
  • Gospel Community
  • Missional Living
From November 2013 through June 2022, Advance Community Church gathered for worship on Sunday afternoons. After an extensive search, the church relocated to Mars in July of 2022 where people of all ages and diverse backgrounds now assemble for worship every Sunday at 9:00am and 10:45am.

Qualitative Growth

A healthy culture is necessary to be a healthy church. God has been very kind to Advance over the years. We have witnessed amazing things that He has done among us and through us!

Our desire is to help people GROW relationally, spiritually, and missionally. This is how we see the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) come together in the life of this local church. 

Now and into the future...

Phase I included Advance's launch and years of steady growth. Phase II included both morning worship on Sundays and the expansion of pastoral and support staffing. This  step created more room for people of all ages and backgrounds to hear and respond to the gospel, grow in faith, thrive in community, and worship in unity.

Ultimately, we believe the Lord is leading us to Phase III, which includes planting more churches throughout the Pittsburgh region, purchasing land, and building a new facility designed to make disciples of Jesus. We long for current and future generations from our region to experience and belong to a gospel-centered church whose impact is realized locally and globally for the glory of Christ.

Be part of the story...

You're Invited to Sunday worship at 9:00am or 10:45am in Mars, PA!