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