Vintage began in 2008 with a desire to see the Gospel multiply throughout New Orleans. At the heart of this vision has also always involved a call to be a church-planting church which sees the impact that happens in New Orleans expand to other cities. Over the last few years, Vintage has multiplied the Gospel through individuals, groups, and gatherings by sending out other leaders to start new churches. We believe that now thousands are hearing about Jesus all over the country. At the beginning of 2016 this multiplication formed into the Gx Network which currently is comprised of church and leaders in San Antonio, Des Moines, New York City, Denver, and New Orleans. For more on these churches, leaders, and prayer cards visit our Gx Network webpage.Read More
All churches are commanded by God to make disciples of all nations. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this vision is through being a church planting church. Planting a church in New Orleans has been one of the most challenging yet most fulfilling journeys of my life. New Orleans should really be called the “Not-So Big Easy.” The enemy has come really hard at Vintage Church recently and I’ve really started to ask the Lord for clarity. Every week, I hear of a new story of a sickness, or a fight, or someone got laid off, or one of our leaders is leaving Vintage and moving away. As Vintage Church has launched the Gx Network, Jesus has revealed to me why the enemy has been attacking our church.
This past Christmas, I had the privilege of traveling with a team from Vintage to New York City. It was so incredible to see the impact in New York because of the church planter that we sent out. On the first Sunday in 2016, Vintage Church officially launched the Gx Network as part of the MORE Initiative. Our current church planting resident and soon to be fifth church planter preached for me and shared that not only is Vintage launching this Network but that Vintage would be planting another church in Denver, CO. You can here that sermon here. The response in our church was an overwhelming excitement. Vintage is so excited about praying, giving, and going with the Gx Network. The next Sunday, Vintage used this momentum and launched a new series walking through the Gospel of Luke called “1MORE.” Jesus has called the church to follow in His steps and continue to reach “1MORE” in our city with the Good News of Jesus. In the middle of this series, I invited another Gx Network church planter in New Orleans to preach for me because I was going to San Antonio to preach and encourage our first church planter in San Antonio. As the church planter in New Orleans preached for me, one of his apprentices was preaching for him and I had two future leaders on the trip with me. Within a month, I had experienced our Gospel multiplication movement of Vintage Church through four different churches.Read More
Josh and Sarah Cook are following God’s call to plant a church in Denver, Colorado.
It has been something that God has been developing in their lives for many years. It began with a love for Christ and a desire to see the world come to know the good news of his Kingdom. God showed them that the way he accomplishes this is through the local church and that cities like Denver don’t have enough of them. He also birthed in them a love for urban areas and the next generation. Josh and Sarah hope to see and be a part of what the next generation church looks like in the heart of Denver.Read More
Ryan Rice is the lead pastor of Life Church in Algiers on the Westbank of New Orleans. After living in Baton Rouge for some time, he returned to his home in Algiers, feeling called by God to plant a church. After spending a year at Vintage Church in training with Pastor Rob Wilton, Ryan was sent out to plant Life Church this past year. Life Church exists to serve the City of New Orleans by proclaiming a message of Hope, Healing and Restoration through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about Life Church at http://lifeforthecity.com. Below is 1 story, 1 prayer, and 1 need from Pastor Ryan Rice.Read More
After being a part of the early days of Vintage, thanks to the invite by our campus neighbors, Scott and Wendy McGuire, Vintage Church has been an immense part of our story and formation as ministers of the Gospel, both as a couple and individually. It was bittersweet to move away over 2 years ago now, because our closest friends and co-laborers in the Gospel were formed through serving New Orleans through Vintage. Needless to say, we are super encouraged and excited that Vintage Church and its staff continue to encourage us as well as help to push the Gospel forward through the MORE campaign there in NOLA and abroad through the many that God continues to send out.Read More
Below is an update from one of Vintage Church's Global Outreach partners in Southeast Asia.
Just days prior to moving to Southeast Asia in October 2013, I had the joy of being prayed over and sent out by Vintage Church after preaching at Rock 'N' Bowl. Fast forward to last month, I briefly returned to the US and once again had the joy of preaching at Vintage and reporting on all that God is doing in Southeast Asia. My wife, our three sons, and I are so glad to be commissioned by Vintage Church to follow Jesus to the ends of the earth. Yes, Rob and Annabeth are family to us, but truthfully all of Vintage Church feels like family because of how you stay connected to us. Our joy is full and overflowing because we love being connected to a faith family that is doing the same in New Orleans as we together seek to live the gospel, serve the city, and be the church - no matter where God takes us.Read More
It’s been three years since the Lord called us to plant the Gospel in San Antonio. We sold everything we had and packed it into a Uhaul and moved our life to San Antonio and left behind our deepest friendships and relationships at Vintage Church. Now, 1 church plant and 2 kids later, there isn’t a week that goes by that Amanda and I don’t spend time reminiscing about the time God gave us at Vintage Church. We are so thankful for what God is doing at Vintage and we are praying alongside you for MORE. As a GX partner, I am excited to update you with all the things God is doing here in San Antonio through our partnership in the Gospel!Read More