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From the authors of The Trellis and the Vine, The Vine Project is a comprehensive guide to the why and how of shaping your ministry culture around disciple-making.
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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 my 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.

thevineproject.comFor more information and help in working through 'The Vine Project', as well as additional resources, templates, videos, case studies, the PDF of the Team Manual, and much more, visit the website. (This website is run by Colin Marshall and the team at Vinegrowers.)

"Sequels that don't disappoint are few and far between, which makes The Vine Project something of a rarity... Read phase one and you'll not only get the nuts and bolts of The Trellis and the Vine, but you'll also be blessed by some of the best material out there on the nature of the Christian life and ministry..." - Read the full review on the 9Marks blog

The biblical principles of discipleship and 'disciple-making' outlined in 'The Trellis and the Vine' should be worked through in all our churches with every member. This most helpful sequel provides not only further expansion on the vital principles of Christian service, but also valuable practical lessons on how to generate a whole church culture of 'learner-disciples'. The biblical material is excellent. The practical tips are instructive. The everyday examples put real flesh on the bone.
~ William Taylor
Rector, St Helen's Bishopsgate, London, UK

This is a unique book - it somehow manages to be relentlessly biblical, deeply challenging, utterly realistic and profoundly encouraging at the same time. Col and Tony have not only thought more about the life of the local church more than anyone else I know, they have also listened to people (especially pastors) from all over the world, and so have produced a book which is thoroughly humble, sane, flexible and practical. 'The Vine Project' models a way ahead which is both radical and manageable for the local church, and rather than making me feel guilty or depressed, reading it invigorated me and refreshed my passion for gospel ministry 'on the ground'!
~ Gary Millar
Principal, Queensland Theological College
Chair, The Council of The Gospel Coalition Australia

Tony Payne and Colin Marshall's new book 'The Vine Project' is not for the faint-hearted. It challenges those of us who found 'The Trellis and the Vine' so helpful to put our money where our mouth is and actually implement the vision. The book outlines a practical, patient and serious programme for lasting change.
~ Rory Shiner
Senior Pastor, Providence Church (Perth)

Six years in the writing and sixty years in the making. I don't think you'll find a better book on discipleship and church growth, which marries firm Biblical foundations with extensive practical advice. Clear, sensitive, and thought-provoking 'The Vine Project' will continue to enhance the global revolution in church life and ministry begun with 'The Trellis and the Vine'.
~ Mike Raiter
Director, Centre for Biblical Preaching, Melbourne

'The Vine Project' takes you beneath technique and program to the heart of what matters in church life. And it does this in a way that is immensely practical. The book is so helpful, I think I can offer an ironclad guarantee that if you and a leadership team work through this book, things will change for the better. I guarantee there will also be pain! But it will be healthy pain.
~ Andrew Heard
Lead Pastor, EV Church, Erina, Australia
Director, Geneva Push church planting network
President, Fellowship Independent Evangelical Churches

Additional Information

ISBN 978-1-922206-94-7
Author Colin Marshall, Tony Payne
Format Book
Studies/chapters 23
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