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New Vintage Church celebrates fifth anniversary

Tim Spivey, lead pastor.

Tim Spivey, lead pastor.

New Vintage Church, located at 1300 S. Juniper St. in Escondido will celebrate its fifth (5th) Anniversary on April 24. New Vintage Church (NVC) gathered informally for the first time in December 2010 with a vision to start a new church that would draw people to God, leading them to maturity in Christ. When those 16 people gathered for the first time, they could never have imagined how vividly and powerfully God was about to move. New Vintage Church launched formally in April of 2011.

“While the challenges of start­ing a new church have been signifi­cant, God has helped us overcome those challenges to become a thriv­ing church of hundreds of worship­ers united by a common vision and mission,” said a spokesman for the church. “The church is characterized by spiritual vitality drawn from a shared, joyful pursuit of God’s heart and mission.”

The spokesman added, “New Vin­tage gets its name from an important biblical truth. Using vineyard im­agery, Jesus proclaims Himself (the Vine) as the source of all nourish­ment for His followers (the branch­es). Apart from Him, we can do noth­ing. In Him, we can do great things. We believe this and strive to cultivate deep spiritual lives that place nothing above whole-person love of God. We strive to stay firmly attached to Jesus, ‘the Vine’ (John 15:5-8).”

The Core Purposes of the church are Worship (growing in knowledge and service), Mission (being witness­es to those within their sphere of in­fluence) and Community (using God given gifts to build up the church). The church’s Values include Scrip­ture, Praise, Prayer, Leadership, Joy, Generosity and Health.

The NVC worship experience in­volves culturally relevant music that

Peter Wilson, worship & communica­tion pastor.

Peter Wilson, worship & communica­tion pastor.

honors God, prayer, preaching, Com­munion and fellowship. The church is passionate about leading young people into a growing relationship with Christ. There are programs for infants through High School. They offer a variety of opportunities for parents to grow, kids to grow, and the church to grow. For adults, there are Growth Groups designed meet the deepest relational and learning needs of NVCers.

The Escondido site has been where non-denominational Christian wor­ship has occurred since 1888. Al­though the name has changed a cou­ple of times over the years, there have been groups of Christian believers who have worshiped together at that spot for well over 100 years.

The spokesman concluded, “Now, it is New Vintage Church that celebrates its 5-year Anniversary. We invite any­one and everyone to come and check us out! The anniversary celebration would be a great time to come and meet us. The church is headed by Dr. Tim Spivey (he prefers to be called Tim), lead pastor. He is assisted by Rudy Haygood, discipleship pastor; Peter Wilson, worship & communi­cation pastor; D.J. Iverson, Youth & Family Pastor; and Celyn Miles, chil­dren’s Pastor. We welcome all and would encourage you to come and vis­it us. Services are 9 a.m. and to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday morning with a time of social interaction with compli­mentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. This fellowship is a loving, caring, and up building spiritual group. We truly do have something for all ages. Our 5-year celebration would be a good time to come and join us for the day.”

To contact Pastor Tim Spivey, email Call 760-743-2727 or visit NewVin­tageSD. org

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