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Colin Marshall (2)

Author of The Trellis and the Vine

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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.
wpcalibrary | Aug 15, 2023 |
LT The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall (Ministry Training Strategy, Vinegrowers) and Tony Payne (Matthias Media), St. Mathias Press, 2009, 7/8-15/18
Recommended by Josh Pegram

Theme: all should be nurturing disciples
Type: inspirational teaching
Age: mature
Interest: 1- (if interested)
Objectionable: maybe increase emphasis on glorifying God and enjoying Him

Purpose of ministry (8, 14, 35-growth, 39, 41/43, 83-advancing kingdom, 85-sum, 116, 120, 147, 151, 153-4, 178, 181): preach the Gospel/Word in power of Spirit to see lives changed (8)
--are we making and nurturing genuine disciple of Christ?! 14
--we are utterly Spirit-grace dependent 36, 39, 176
--minister this to all, not just ones with problems 22, 111, 183
--all are called to this 138
Beware trap of too much virtue going into erecting and maintaining structure 17, 90, 152; love messiness 183
Start with your people and develop structures through which they can grow 18, 20
Concentrate on training (as a pastor and a church) 19, 69-72 what it is, 74, 75 like parenting, 78 goals, 86
Disciples are disciple-makers 43, 124, 154
Speak the word to each other 45, 49, 52, 53, 54 examples, 57 Bible reading
Results in standing together 66-67
Growing 82
Problem of collapsing into trellis work 90, 152
Three pastoring models 94ff, 99, 102-103 104ff-Baxter (107)
Removing weirdness 96
Involve people 97
Willow Creek 98
Small groups 100, 178
Next generation 127ff, 134
Tent-making 135, Ricky/Joshua 140
Apprenticeship 143ff
LCA 148-150, 182
Discontinuing programs 156
Bottom line effectiveness 170
Why low commitment 174ff
Youth minister—don’t have (possibly) 173
Leadership is vision 176 (inspiring)
Let (want) people to have their own styles 195 (193-196)

Critique (great): emphasize delighting in God and Christlikeness as ends (a little more) (along with making disciples) cf. 165

K 112ff co-workers/Paul, 120-greatest calling, 126-chaos, 155, 158-161/176-178-inspire, 170-172
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keithhamblen | 14 other reviews | Jul 16, 2018 |
Are you a pastor, lay leader, or a Christian with some degree of influence over others? Feel like there’s too many people for you to meet with, personally? Then this is the book for you.

Read it. Take notes. And adjust your schedule so that you can implement a more biblical model of training. Better yet, grab a small group of a few others and read it with them.
Pastor_Doug | 14 other reviews | Mar 30, 2018 |
Excellent book on ministry in the church. Authors challenge a complete mind-shift in the way we "do" church. Instead of programs and busyness, the authors turn our focus on what our primary mission should be: discipleship. By training disciple-making disciples, churches will experience true growth, even if that growth is not in the way we usually think. Gospel growth is much more important than numerical growth. True gospel growth is often best fulfilled when disciples take the gospel outside their local church. Must-read for pastors and church leaders.… (more)
broreb | 14 other reviews | Mar 25, 2017 |


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