INDIVIDUALS: LOVE ONE
As followers of Jesus, God has you in a specific time and place for the purpose of carrying out his mission to be a disciple who makes disciples (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 17:26). You’re in a unique position to love the people that are in the places you live, work, and spend time—in your neighborhood, at work, and throughout your city.
At Vintage, we encourage you to choose one person, family, or group of neighbors in your life and leverage all you’ve been given to share Jesus’ love with them. As we respond to Jesus’ love for us, we naturally share our life with others, pray for them, serve them, love and support them. It may take a day, a month, or years, but God can use you to draw that person, family, or group of neighbors to himself. We’re not hopeless or dependent on our own strength to do this, because as Paul reminds us in 1 Timothy 1:15, “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” The Spirit does the work, but we will labor and leverage everything we have to see people around us saved from death and brought to life.
COMMUNITY GROUPS: LOVE A NEIGHBORHOOD
Community groups are small groups of people who meet weekly to study the Bible and share Jesus’ love in their neighborhoods. The core of community groups consists of individual disciples of Jesus who are “loving one” together. The group comes together formed around a mission to make disciples. We do this in community groups by loving our neighbors (our neighborhood, our dorm, our block, our apartment complex, or our workplace) in two ways:1 Supporting each individual in the group who is “loving one” through prayer, encouragement, and action. 2 Acting collectively as a group to make an impact on our neighbors. The actions of a community group express through word and deed the love they have for the people who make up the neighborhood.
LOCAL CHURCHES: LOVE THE CITY
Each local Vintage church was uniquely placed by God, just as you were uniquely placed in your community. Although community groups work to love their neighborhoods, our local churches also provide opportunities to love the cities at large in the Triangle area. Check out some of our partners and opportunities below!
Raleigh Rescue Mission
If you are interested in more information on how Vintage supports Raleigh Rescue Mission or if you’re a woman interested in meeting with the women who stay in our overflow shelter, contact Virginia Gustafson.
With Purpose International
Hunter Magnet Elementary
For information about getting involved through Vintage, email Stephen Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corral Riding Academy
For more information about how to get involved through Vintage Church, email Marinna Jasso at email@example.com.