Welcome to
Vintage Church Downtown

Vintage Church is a church of doubters, seekers, and followers who are striving to know, live and advance the gospel. All are welcome with no prerequisite of church background or prior belief. We would love to have you visit our church – we cherish all ages, stages, and races.



Join us for worship on Sundays at 9a, 11a, and 5p at our Downtown Raleigh location (118 S. Person Street Raleigh, NC 27601). Multiple seating options will be available throughout the sanctuary. The wearing of masks will be optional for those sitting throughout the lower level. The balcony will be reserved for anyone who prefers to socially distance and will require that you do wear a mask. Vintage Kids will be offered at the 9a and 11a gathering with maximum capacities in place and the wearing of masks will be optional.


Tune in from home for our live-streamed service on Sundays at 9a on both Facebook and YouTube. You can also watch this service “On Demand” at your own leisure throughout the day or week.

Connect With Us

This is the form to fill out if you are new and want more information, if you’re a regular and ready to go deeper, or if you’re a member and need to submit a change of address, etc. If you have a need, this is the place!

Stay in the Loop

Stay up to date on all the latest going on at Vintage Church. This weekly email goes out every Friday morning with the most up to date events, announcements, and more! 

Past Sermon Content

All of our previous sermon content is available on the Vintage Church app (Apple or Android), here for listening, on YouTube, or on our Facebook Group.

Community Groups

Community groups are made up of doubters, seekers, and followers of Jesus that meet weekly to continue the conversation from Sunday and challenge each other to know, live, and advance the gospel.

Connect Four

Connect 4 is a challenge for Vintage Downtown to engage in intentional conversation with someone who is different from you. This is done through 4 intentional steps – Listen, Lament, Learn, and Lift. Please click here to check out more about the Connect 4 Challenge. 

Featured Events – Downtown

August and September 2022

Coffee & Connect

Sundays, August 14 - September 18, 10:15 - 11a
1880 Room
Come down to the 1880 Room between the morning gatherings to connect with others and get caffeinated. We will provide coffee, tea, and hot chocolate along with an opportunity to learn more about Vintage partnerships and ministries. Coffee & Connect will run every Sunday from August 14 - September 18. Everyone is welcome to join; new, old, connected, or not.

Embrace Grace / Embrace Legacy

Thursday, August 25 - November 3, 6:30p
Vintage Downtown

Embrace Grace and Embrace Legacy exist to walk alongside both women and men who find themselves in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. In the first year, we have had some amazing stories of coming alongside a handful of women who are now learning to be loving mothers. Our next chapter of EG (women) and EL (men) will run for eleven weeks as these individuals are supported physically, spiritually, and financially as needed. If you know someone who may wish to join this class, you can email  Embrace Grace or Embrace Legacy. We will also be holding an online Volunteer Welcome Night on August 11, at 7p. Email for zoom link details.

Night at the Museum

Friday, August 26, 6-9p
NC Museum of Art
Let's come together to celebrate that we made it to Friday! Stop by the Art Museum to play a few yard games, reconnect with friends you haven't seen all summer, or possibly to connect with someone new. We will be providing drinks to cool off with, and you are welcome to bring fast food or a picnic dinner to enjoy. We look forward to being together outdoors for a great evening and hope that you will join. Email Cassie Lowry for any further details or questions

SuNica Trip Information Meeting

Sunday, August 28, 12:15-1p
3-5 Grade Room
Sunica is our newest global partnership at Vintage! Sunica exists to make disciples of Jesus in Nicaragua through clean water, education, and mentorship -- and we are taking a trip to see it in-person! Join for lunch and to hear more about our January trip to Nicaragua. We will discuss costs, dates, commitment, support raising, and more. No RSVP necessary. Email  Cassie Lowry with any questions.

Back to School Bash

Sunday, August 28, 12:15p
Person St. Parking Lot
New and old families are invited to stop by the back parking lot after the 11a gathering for a chance to meet other families at Vintage as well as staff and volunteers. There will be games, prizes, and a cold treat for everyone to enjoy. This is a great chance to learn more about our Kids or Students Ministries, what is coming up this fall, or just a chance to connect after a long summer. Email Kayla Pleasants with any questions or needs.

Life Class: Doubt & Deconstruction

Sunday, August 28, 7p
3-5 Grade Room
At this Life Class, we'll be talking about how to approach doubt and deconstruction, two things that can be very disorienting for believers to process. If you're faced with a season of doubt, reassessing beliefs you previously held or received, or if you're walking with someone in either of those situations, this class will discuss how to navigate those challenging circumstances. This Life Class will be taught by Josh Chatraw, executive director of the Center for Public Christianity and lead teacher for New City Fellows. Email Eric Spivey with any questions or to hear about future classes.


Parent Equipping Saturday

Saturday, September 10, 8:30a - Noon
Vintage Downtown
Parenting is hard and we must continue to be willing to grow and learn together so that we may better love, disciple, and worship within our homes. Any and all parents are invited to join as we spend the morning hearing from gifted speakers, participate in breakout sessions, and tackle hard topics like biblical discipline, mental health, and worship in the home. Childcare and a light breakfast will be provided for this event. We would ask you to consider a $10 donation at the door to help offset operational costs. RSVP here and email Kayla Pleasants with any questions.

Campout with Dad

September 16 - 17
Jordan Lake, Pittsboro
All dads, students, and kids are invited to come out for a night to remember under the stars. Vintage will provide the meals and you will create the memories! Register here or for more information please email Lizzie Merritt

Baptism Sunday

Sunday, September 18
Vintage Downtown
Baptism is a public profession of one's faith in Jesus. A  visible symbol of God's saving work in an individual's life. We would love to discuss with you more about the sacrament of baptism. Baptism Sunday will be held on September 18 during our weekly gatherings. For anyone who wishes to express this outward sign of an inward reality, please email Eric Spivey.

Members Night

Tuesday, September 27, 7p
Vintage Downtown
These are important evenings as we gather together quarterly to celebrate, update, and discuss all that God continues to do in our lives and in the life of Vintage Church. We hope you will join for a time of fellowship, prayer and encouragement. Vintage Church Members Nights are not only for members but anyone interested in learning more about the church. Please email Savannah Carroll for more information.

Vintage Kids Retreat

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2
Camp Willow Springs
Vintage Kids, grades 3-5 will be going on their second annual Fall Retreat! It will be a weekend filled with friendship, singing, delicious food, field games, pool time, large and small group activities, and much more! All of this including lodging and transportation for only $125! Sign up here! Email our Families Director, Kayla Pleasants for more information.

Vintage Students Fall Retreat

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2
Camp Willow Springs
Vintage Students, grades 6-12 will be heading out on their 2nd Annual Fall Retreat! Join in for this incredible weekend filled with relationships, worship, ropes courses, canoeing, field games, group activities, and much more! All of this includes food, lodging, and transportation for only $125! Sign up here! Email our Students Director, Dylan Motta for more information.

Baby Dedications

Sunday, October 9
Vintage Downtown
Baby dedications are an opportunity for parents to present their child before God and the church, committing to seek after his grace and wisdom. It’s also a time for you, as parents, to commit to model what following Jesus looks like to know the importance of committing to a community of faith through the local church. If interested, please email Kayla Pleasants for more information.

Recurring Events - Downtown

Vintage Students

Vintage Students exists to partner with families to create an environment where every student is known, cared for, and loved in a way that teaches them to know, live, and advance the gospel. Students are welcome with no prerequisite of church background or prior belief. It is a place where we encourage middle and high-schoolers to bring their faith and their doubt as they seek to make sense of who Jesus says He is. We disciple students through large group teaching, small groups, intentional relationship building, and special events. Join us in the 1880 room @ 6:15p. Email the Vintage Students Director, Dylan Motta or check our instagram @Vintagestudentsnc for more information.

Vintage Students: June 5th.
No Students: June 12th, 19th (Father's Day/Juneteenth), and 26th.

Vintage College

Visit www.vintagenc.com/college or email Ben Snow if you are interested in getting involved in our college ministry.

Vintage Men Weekly Gathering

Tuesday mornings, 7-8am
Vintage Downtown - Downstairs K-2 room
At this weekly meeting men at Vintage Downtown gather to catch up, pray for one another, and hear from the Bible. The goal of our time together is to build authentic friendships that help us strengthen and encourage one another as we follow Jesus together. If you're interested in joining the gathering, email Ryan at rcollier@infocus.org.

Foster and Adoptive Parents Support Group

3rd Thursday of Each Month, 7-9p
Vintage Downtown, 3-5 Grade Room
The Vintage Foster Care and Adoption Ministry invite parents to join once a month for a time of building community and providing support for one another. Along with simply being together, we will also walk through different activities, books, and resources. If you have questions about this time or want to learn more, please email our Partnerships Resident, Lauren Clark.  

In His Image

Monday Evenings, 7-8:30p
K-2 Room
In His Image is a ministry for women of all ages who struggle with body image, food, and/or disordered eating. God is not neutral about our bodies -- He intricately wove them together in His Image. At In His Image, our goal is to create a safe space for women to bring their body shame and food guilt. Our prayer is that many would leave our meetings feeling seen, heard, challenged, and encouraged by the God who created our bodies and called them "good". We will gather on Monday, July 25, and then continue to meet every other week. Please reach out to Cat Mallard for more information.

Vintage Moms

2nd & 4th Wednesday, 9:30a
Vintage Downtown
We are not meant to do life alone - So come join moms from all life-stages as we gather every other Wednesday. We will engage together on this journey of motherhood as we dive into scripture, celebrate victories and encourage one another along the way. Formerly known as MOPS, this is a group where you can bring your kids or not, and we will experience a time of fun, fellowship, and growth in Jesus. To find out more details on childcare costs, study materials, and more, please email Lauren Hill. 


Begins September 20, 7p
Vintage Downtown
Recovery is a unique 12-week program meant to help anyone in the fight against sin, whether that takes the form of specific habits, addictions, or dependencies, or it manifests as guilt and shame over past wrongs either done or experienced. Recovery provides helpful material on how to do this, particularly by observing the effects of sin, exposing the roots of sin, and finding healing in the good news of Jesus. Most importantly, this is all done in the context of community, with trained leaders and sponsors there to walk alongside participants. Recovery is led by Andrea Pratt, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and member of Vintage Church Downtown. Folks interested in participating can contact Andrea to sign up.

Downtown Staff

Jordan Penley

Jordan Penley

Local Pastor

Eric Spivey

Eric Spivey

Community Groups Pastor

Lizzie Merritt

Lizzie Merritt

Kids Ministry Director

Craig Smitley

Craig Smitley

Benevolence and Facilities Manager

Megan McCool

Megan McCool

Connections Director

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

Partnership Resident

Cassie Lowry

Cassie Lowry

Ministries Resident

Kayla Pleasants

Kayla Pleasants

Family Ministry Director

Mike Shillinglaw

Mike Shillinglaw

Church Planting Resident

Ben Snow

Ben Snow

College Ministry Director

Dylan Motta

Dylan Motta

Student Ministry Director

Savannah Carroll

Savannah Carroll

Membership Director

Mackenzie Martin

Mackenzie Martin

Events and Admin Coordinator

Ty Perry

Ty Perry

Music Ministry Resident

Downtown pastors

Vintage Church is for you.

If you’ve been burned by the church, don’t trust it, don’t like it, or just plain don’t believe the claims Jesus makes, this church is for you. If you are curious, just investigating, or wondering whether Jesus is who he says he is in the Bible, this church is for you. If you’re a follower of his and want to share his love with this city and beyond, this church is for you. 

We recognize that belief is hard and that it is worth acknowledging and wrestling with the questions, doubts, objections and skepticism around the Christian faith. At Vintage, we welcome doubters and skeptics to process their doubts and beliefs with the recognition that it is not sufficient to hold doubts or beliefs just because we inherited them. If you are interested in processing your doubts and beliefs, or exploring Christianity, I would love for you to email me at jordan.penley@vintagenc.com so we can walk alongside as you investigate the claims of Jesus.” – Jordan Penley