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.

 

In-Person:

Join us for in-person worship at 9a,11a, and 5p at our Downtown location (118 S. Person Street Raleigh, NC 27601). In accordance with the local mask mandate, at this time we would ask that you please wear a mask during our gatherings regardless of vaccination status. Multiple seating options will be available throughout the sanctuary. Vintage Kids will be offered at the 9a and 11a gathering with maximum capacities in place and will require the wearing of masks at this time.

Online:

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.

Featured Events – Downtown

September 2021

Vision & Worship Nights

September 15, 7p
Downtown Sanctuary
This will be one of our most significant gatherings as a church as we reflect on what God has done in the life of our church and discuss where he is leading us in the future.  This will be an incredible night of reflection, worship, prayer, and vision casting as we hear the exciting plans for what is next in our church community. Childcare will be provided. 

Embrace Grace Baby Shower

Saturday, September 18, 3:30-5:30p
1880 Room

Come and celebrate Corina and Erika, our first two participants of the Embrace Grace ministry here at Vintage. We are excited to celebrate and support these two soon-to-be mothers through a time of fellowship, gifts and prayer. All women of the Vintage Church community are invited to join. To give a gift you can find the baby registry here. If you would like to attend the Baby Shower, please RSVP here. For all other questions simply email embracegrace@vintagenc.com

Baptism Sunday & 10 Minute Classes

Sunday, September 19, 9a, 11a, & 5p
Downtown Sanctuary
Baptism is a public profession of one's faith in Jesus - a  visible symbol of God's saving work in an individual's life. Do you have questions about baptism: Do I need to be baptized? Is my kid ready to be baptized? What if I was baptized as a child? We would love to answer your questions. Drop by the Info Room on Sunday, September 5th or 12th after any of the gatherings to learn more about baptism. You can always email Eric Spivey for more information.

Women's Fall Gathering

Saturday, September 25, 8:30a-12:30p
Downtown Sanctuary
Save the date for an incredible morning with the women of Vintage Church. Anne Fletcher, a local Christian Counselor, will be teaching on Genesis 1-3 as a foundational example of how to navigate God's word -- with the idea that to understand the Bible we must start with Genesis. This seminar will be a kickoff to a fall Women's Bible Study in the gospel of John. Please sign-up here and email downtownwomen@vintagenc.com with questions.

Connections Night

Tuesday, September 21, 7-9p
Transfer Co. Food Hall
Are you looking to get more connected at Vintage or know someone who might be? Drop by Transfer Co. Food Hall on the 21st from 7-9p for a drink and to hang out. This will be a great opportunity to get more information on Vintage, meet the Downtown staff or simply connect with new people in the area. For more information email Lizzie Merritt, the Downtown Connections Director.

Baby Dedications

Sunday, September 26, 9a,11a & 5p
Downtown Sanctuary
As the gospel is God’s word of promise, we as parents claim these promises for our children. This is an opportunity in the presence of the Vintage Church Community for parents to ask God for His blessing on their children as well as for help in raising them to love and serve the Lord and others. If you are interested you can fill out this form or email our Families Director, Kayla Pleasants. 

Life Class: Mental Health

Thursday, September 30, 7-8:30p
Holy Trinity Church

We are taking a Life Class field trip! In partnership with the Center for Public Christianity, we will have the opportunity to hear from leading psychiatrist and theologian Dr. Warren Kinghorn. He will lead us through an exploration of the pandemic's impact on our well-being, rhythms of life, and "new normal". He will help us see the world and our lives from within Christian tradition while also providing resources and practices for emotional healing. You can register here for this free event. *Older teenagers are invited to attend with their parents.

Griefshare

Sundays from September 12 to December 12 
7-8:30p in the Downstairs K-2 Room
Griefshare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Visit or join at any time and attend as many meetings as you like. For more information, you can email Mary Petterson

October 2021

Vintage Students Fall Retreat

October 1-3
Camp Willow Springs
Vintage Students, grades 6-12 will be going on their first Fall Retreat this October! Join in for this incredible weekend filled with relationships, worship, ropes courses, canoeing, field games, group activities, and much more! All of this including food, lodging and transportation for only $100! Our focus for this year will be how the Lord calls us to develop generous hearts. You can sign-up here today or email our Director of Students Dylan Motta for more information.

Vintage Kids Fall Retreat

October 1-3
Camp Willow Springs

Vintage Kids, grades 3-5 will be going on their first Fall Retreat this October! It will be a weekend filled with community, great worship, delicious food, field games, pool time, large and small group activities, and much more! All of this including lodging and transportation for only $100! Our focus for this year will be how the Lord calls us to develop generous hearts. You can sign-up here today or email our Families Director Kayla Pleasants for more information.

Women's Fall Bible Study: Book of John

Fridays from October 1 to December 10
10 - 11:15a at Vintage Downtown

Our journey through Genesis 1-3 at the Women's Fall Gathering beckons us to dwell in the book of John as we return to the beginning. In this study, we seek to find answers to who Jesus is, how we got here, and what hope we have for today and eternity. Our study is made deeper and sweeter when we seek these answers together, so please join us for study and connection this fall! All women are invited to join as we meet every Friday morning at Vintage Downtown. Please sign-up here to stay in the loop on all the details!

New Member Class

October 16  from 6-8p
October 17 from 9-11a
1880 Room
We will gather for a couple of hours on the evening of October 16th and the morning of the 17th to look at the doctrine, theology and DNA of Vintage Church. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about Vintage or hoping to become a member. Both dinner and breakfast will be provided during these classes. To register or for any questions, please email Savannah Carroll. 

Reoccuring Events – Downtown

Vintage Students

Vintage Students are passionate about our mission, our students, and our amazing God! We believe that Jesus revolutionized the world through something we often take for granted: the power of students. We’ve created an environment where every student involved is known, cared for, and loved. 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: September 12th,19th, and 26th. October 17th, 24th, and 31st.
No Students: September 5th, October 3rd, and 10th. 

MOPS

2nd and 4th Tuesday 
9:30-11:30a Vintage Church Downtown
All mothers are invited to come and be reminded that you are not alone in this journey of parenting. This is a time to relax, share stories and be encouraged by moms going through similar seasons of life. For more information please email mops@vintagenc.com 

Vintage College

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

Downtown Staff

Jordan Penley

Jordan Penley

Local Pastor

Eric Spivey

Eric Spivey

Community Groups Pastor

Lizzie Merritt

Lizzie Merritt

Connections Director

Craig Smitley

Craig Smitley

Benevolence and Facilities Manager

Mackenzie Martin

Mackenzie Martin

Events and Admin Coordinator

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

Partnership Intern

Cassie Lowry

Cassie Lowry

Ministries Intern

Kayla Pleasants

Kayla Pleasants

Family Ministry Director

Brian Pell

Brian Pell

Associate Pastor

Ben Snow

Ben Snow

College Ministry Director

Dylan Motta

Dylan Motta

Student Ministry Director

Savannah Carroll

Savannah Carroll

Membership Director

Ty Perry

Ty Perry

Music Ministry Intern

Denise Welling

Denise Welling

Kids Ministry Director

Downtown pastors

Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens

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

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