Life Groups, Life Change

Life Groups, Life Change

At Vintage Church, we believe that community is so important. Coming to a Sunday worship gathering serves a significant purpose in someone’s personal and spiritual life, but even that alone will not be enough to provide the depth and focus that we all need to have a thriving life after Jesus. Because of this, we have vGroups, which are groups of 10-20 people who meet throughout the city for transformation, connection and multiplication. These vGroups are where men and women from all walks of life meet in people’s homes to fellowship, study God’s Word and pray together. Although vGroups are extremely important, we are also excited about our Life Groups. Life Groups are gender-specific groups of 3-5 people who meet regularly for the purpose of focused discipleship. We have some people who are in Life Groups already, but we want to see many more step people into this as well. 

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Why You Should Make a Big Deal about Baptism

Why You Should Make a Big Deal about Baptism

A lot of people have different thoughts, beliefs, and even misconceptions on what baptism is and what it’s meant to be. As Christians, we need to understand the true meaning and significance behind baptism and how the Bible explains it for our own understanding and so we can also explain it to others. 

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Get Your Gift in Before the Ball Drops on 2017

Get Your Gift in Before the Ball Drops on 2017

Happy New Year!

We hope that you and your family enjoyed a great Christmas season. As another year wraps up, we celebrate the transformation, life change, and growth Jesus has brought in the lives of so many people. Thank you for your investment in our ministry, because without you, this year would not have been possible. As we head into 2018 and aim to Complete the Pathway, we believe that Jesus has more life change and impact to bring in this next year.

Would you prayerfully consider a generous gift towards the Lord’s ministry through Vintage Church as we close out 2017? 

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Let’s Read the Bible Together in 2018

Let’s Read the Bible Together in 2018

For so many people, reading the Bible is a daunting and seemingly impossible task. For some who have tried in the past, they feel defeated because they weren’t able to keep up and read the Bible throughout the year. Reading the Bible can simply become one of those things in life we know we need to do, but we simply never get around to doing it. 

But, again, we know reading the Bible is good for us. The Bible is God’s Word to us, one of the primary ways in which God has communicated to us. Through the Bible God has shown us who he is and how we are to follow him. So, if we’re not reading the Bible for ourselves on a regular basis, we’re missing much of what God has to say to us. 

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Announcing the Next Lead Pastor for Vintage NOLA

Today we are excited to enlist Pastor Dustin Turner as the next Lead Pastor of Vintage Church NOLA. Dustin and his family have been at Vintage since 2008 and he has served as a pastor since August 2011. The Lead Pastor is responsible for leading the Church in accordance with Biblical principles found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The Lead Pastor will be the leader among equals of the Full Council of Pastors, Deacons, and Partners of Vintage Church NOLA. Pastor Dustin's responsibilities will be to oversee leadership, preaching, equipping, and vision.

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So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.” - 2 Corinthians 8:11

We are amazed at all that the Lord has done over the last decade and excited as Pastor Dustin leads us in 2018 to Complete the Pathway and more.

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Vintage Church Pittsburgh - Coming 2019

Vintage Church Pittsburgh - Coming 2019

Today Vintage Church is excited to not only celebrate 10 years of faithful ministry of our Founding Pastor and his family, but we are sending them to plant a second Vintage Church in Pittsburgh, PA. This new church will be planted in strategic partnership with the North American Mission Board’s SEND Network. The SEND Network is planting churches in 32 North American cities. We have enjoyed our partnership with them in New Orleans, New York City, and Denver. Pastor Rob will begin serving as a NAMB Missionary starting on January 1, 2018. On top of working with NAMB, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Long Hollow Baptist Church. The Wiltons will move to Nashville, TN at the end of the year and begin as a Church Planting Resident with Long Hollow Baptist Church. Longhollow Baptist Church will serve as a strategic sending church. Pastor Rob will also serve with their staff to help launch their new church planting strategy. After this time, the Wilton family and a core team will then move to Pittsburgh at the end of the summer 2018. It is our hope to celebrate the official launch of Vintage Church PITT in 2019.

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Monday Morning Reflection: Why We Need Many Tools

Monday Morning Reflection: Why We Need Many Tools

We’re nearing the end of our Apocalypse Series through the book of Revelation. You can find all the resources connected with this series at vcnola.com/apocalypse. Yesterday I preached on the importance of conquering in Jesus! One of the elements I believe that is connected with conquering is “pursuing Jesus’ holiness.” In Revelation 18:4, John hears, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues.” Here the churches in Revelation are challenged to not pursue the sins of the Roman Empire but rather the holiness of Jesus.

The Tool Belt of Sanctification

Think about any project you’ve ever worked on, particularly if you’re building something. People who build things often wear a tool belt. Why? They need direct access to all the tools they might use—hammers, nails, screw driver, tape measure, etc. These are all tools that you might need at your disposal. 

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Monday Morning Reflection: What To Do with Satan?

Monday Morning Reflection: What To Do with Satan?

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to preach from Revelation 12–14 in our Apocalypse Series. One of the key elements of Revelation 12–13 is the presence of evil, in particular the Dragon and his two beasts. The dragon represents Satan whereas the first beast is the anti-Christ and the second beast is the false prophet. Rather than get wrapped up in figuring out the identity of the Anti-Christ and the false prophet, we focused our attention on understanding the Devil and his associates. One of the things I mentioned yesterday was our culture’s inclination to do one of two things: (1) Not believe in Satan and his dominion or (2) to celebrate or be hyper-sensitive to Satan.

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Unveiling the Apocalypse—You Don’t Want to Miss It!

Unveiling the Apocalypse—You Don’t Want to Miss It!

We’re more than half way through our series through the book of Revelation: Apocalypse! I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. It’s been incredible to unpack such practical truths from the book of Revelation. As we’ve unpacked the book of Revelation together, you’ve probably noticed we’ve not been able to tackle everything. We simply do not have enough time on Sundays to discuss everything. 

Enter our next Equip Series—Unveiling the Apocalypse!

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Monday Morning Reflection: The #1 Question We All Ask

Monday Morning Reflection: The #1 Question We All Ask

This weekend was no doubt you a unique weekend with the arrival of Hurricane Nate in the gulf. While we didn’t gather corporately in person, we were at least able to gather together through technology. If you haven’t watched our online gathering, you can find it HERE. 

Nevertheless, we continued in the Apocalypse series, looking at Revelation 4–7. I want to remind you to check out all of our sermon resources, including an introduction to Revelation at vcnola.com/apocalypse. Also, don’t forget about our upcoming Equip Series: Unveiling the Apocalypse. I know I probably didn’t come close to answering all of your questions about things like the seals, 144,000, and other unique elements. That’s what the Equip Series is for! Join us for 4 Sunday nights (10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12) from 5–6:30 pm. 

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