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.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