The Vine Project – Colin Marshall and Tony Payne (Paperback)


In this much-anticipated book, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne answer the question they have been asked countless times by pastors and church leaders all around the world since the publication of The Trellis and the Vine.

The question goes like this:

Look, I’ve read your book, and it expresses what I have always thought about Christian ministry. But as I kept reading, I had this sinking feeling that what actually happens in our church is still a long way from the kind of disciple-making ministry vision you outline and that I believe in. So many question is this: What can we do about it? How can we shape the whole culture of our church around disciple-making?

In The Vine Project, Marshall and Payne provide a roadmap and resources for this sort of church-wide culture change. The book guides your ministry leadership team through a five-phase process for growth and change, with biblical input, practical ideas, resources, case studies, exercises and projects along the way.

You will be helped to:

  • clarify and sharpen your convictions (Phase 1)
  • reform your own personal life to express these convictions (Phase 2)
  • honestly evaluate every aspect of your current church (or ministry) culture (Phase 3)
  • devise some key plans for change and put them into effect (Phase 4)
  • keep the momentum going and overcome obstacles (Phase 5).

The Trellis and the Vine proposed a “ministry mind-shift that changes everything”. The Vine Project shows how that mind-shift can and must shape every aspect of what you are doing as a congregation of Christ’s people to make disciples of all nations.

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About the Authors

Colin Marshall has spent the past 40 years training men and women in the ministry of the gospel, both in university and local church contexts. Since the publication of The Trellis and the Vine he has been heading up Vinegrowers, a ministry aiming to help pastors grow churches that are focused on disciple-making (see Col is married to Jacquie, who has shared with him in this lifetime of ministry, and they have been blessed with three now adult children and four grandchildren.

Tony Payne has worked in Christian ministry, focusing on writing and publishing, for over 25 years. He is the author of many books, Bible studies and other resources, including The Trellis and the Vine, The Course of Your Life, and Islam in our Backyard. He is currently the CEO of Matthias Media, the Director of the Centre for Christian Living at Moore College, and a member of the staff team at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Carlingford. With his wife, Ali, he has five children and two grandchildren.

Additional information

Weight632 g
Dimensions231 × 147 × 22 mm
Product Details

© Matthias Media 2016

Content Pages

355 pages