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Carrick Campus Life


Phil Stinelli

Pittsburgh South Urban City Life

For over (blank years) Our youth ministry has helped youth in our community develop character, find belonging, discover purpose and direction, and find stability, all within a group of uplifting peers lead by trained leaders who live and teach the Love of God. And though we have found immense success, there is still much more work to be done to create a better community for your kids.

As a parent or grandparent, you know how difficult our world is for our youth today. Statistics show that mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are higher than any point in the history of our country and are only on the rise. Young individuals are struggling to fulfill everyday tasks as they are being weighed down by these internal issues haunting their minds daily and distracting them from growing and taking the correct steps for successful adulthood. Isolation is a big factor that forms in these situations since these kids feel as if they are alone in their struggles. But they must know they are not alone.

Our ministry has been successfully helping youth in our community by giving them positive friend groups of up-lifting peers and trained leaders. It has been a true joy to see the transformation in the lives of hurting youth as we see them go from places of sorrow to happiness. Our ministry draws young individuals out of isolation and helps them heal from the harms of their everyday issues. Youth are completely transformed and enlightened by the discovery of their purpose and direction in life.

Jesus is a divine healer, and he has given his followers the task to heal the broken by teaching about His Love. The groups that we run are prominent pockets of light in our community that offer kids friendship, healing, and purpose, all through the Love of Christ!

We offer ministry groups for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college-aged young adults. Each group provides youth with weekly impactful meetings as well as seasonal trips and events throughout the year.

We have experienced immense success at introducing kids to Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We would love for You to join us!

For information on the City Life meetings, please contact Director Phil Stinelli at

Carrick City Life ministries reach teenagers in the heart of Pittsburgh South Urban Neighborhoods.

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City Life

City Life  is a relational, holistic, community-based ministry that desires to see deep change in an urban neighborhood by raising up leaders out of the youth of that community. This ministry is effective in transforming the lives of urban youth, their families, and the communities that they live in.

City Life ministry leaders are dedicated to the youth of the community. We organize and facilitate weekly get togethers, activities, events, and trips with the focus on guiding the youth to help them develop strong Godly foundations in their character that will help them lead a life of wisdom and success. We hope to inspire the youth of these communities to become leaders of their own and help their community by the righteous character of their everyday livelihood.

Weekly Meetings

We host weekly get togethers focused on giving the youth a time of joy, laughter, and inspiration to grow into the upright livelihoods they have been created to live. Here the youth will be provided with good food as well as fun games and sporting actives for the kids to experience joy and take their mind off the hardships they may be going through. The youth then are lead in inspiring discussion about life, values, the love of Jesus and His restorative plan for their lives. We are dedicated to a provide consistent safe haven every week for the youth to find peace and grow.

When we meet:



Upcoming Events

To gather the youth of the community, have an amazing time, and to impact their lives to better their future is the goal of our events. With a wide Variety of what we do a few of our focusses are: Sports, Feasts, Movies, Community Service, Prayer Walks, Concerts, and anything else we can imagine!

Upcoming Trips

We have two big trips for middle schoolers every year. These trips serve as a great adventure for middle schoolers as they always entail fun things like, waterparks, rollercoasters, white water rafting, and so much more. It offers these young ones a chance to travel, see, and experience new things alongside their friends and leaders. They always cherish these trips and develop memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Juvenile Justice Ministry

JJM Metro Pittsburgh is a Ministry who reaches high risk, detained, and incarcerated youth as we work to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

We reach teens in a variety of youth-serving institutions (i.e. detention centers, probation, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers, emergency shelters, etc.) Our strategy is to help hurting youth develop a way of living taught by Jesus Christ; balancing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of life. We build valued relationships that are sustained through ongoing involvement as they re-enter their communities.

Ministry Needs:
1.Volunteers to mentor kids or help at our event outreaches.
2. Food donations for hungry kids!

If you can meet a need or are interested in learning more about these exciting new ministry sites, contact Pittsburgh South Urban City Life Director Phil Stinelli at