The Trellis And The Vine Paperback
The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything
by Colin Marshall; Tony Payne;
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The Trellis And The Vine
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There is vine work: the prayerful preaching and teaching of the word of God to see people converted and grow to maturity as disciples of Christ. Vine work is the Great Commission.
And there is trellis work: creating and maintaining the physical and organizational structures and programs that support vine work and its growth.
Whats the state of the trellis and the vine in your part of the world? Has trellis work taken over, as it has a habit of doing? Is the vine work being done by very few (perhaps only the pastor and only on Sundays)? And is the vine starting to wilt as a result?
The image of the trellis and the vine raises all the fundamental questions of Christian ministry:
What is the vine for?
How does the vine grow?
How does the vine relate to my church?
What is vine work and what is trellis work, and how can we tell the difference?
What part do different people play in growing the vine?
How can we get more people involved in vine work?
In The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne answer these urgent questions afresh. They dig back into the Bibles view of Christian ministry, and argue that a major mind-shift is required if we are to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, and see the vine flourish again.
The Trellis And The Vine by Colin Marshall; Tony Payne was published by Matthias Media in December 2009 and is our 5500th best seller. The ISBN for The Trellis And The Vine is 9781921441585.
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The Trellis and the VineJim Currin, via The Good Book Stall
The Trellis and the Vine is an interesting analogy. The authors suggest that the trellis is the church in maintenance structure and the vine as the Gospel growth through Christian co-workers. This is a helpful image, but one which soon breaks down when you see the ‘ministry mind shift’ they suggest. The first is ‘from running programs to building people’ and the second: ‘from running events to training people’. There are nine more. It is easy to argue that effective programs are people and good events are training opportunities. Having said that, I value the book precisely because it overstates the point and challenges the church to radically rethink how programs are people and events training opportunities etc. So, especially in the English context, this is provocative and challenging, but it is a challenge we constantly need to face if we are going to be congregations where everyone is engaged in evangelism.
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Details for The Trellis And The Vine
|Author / Artist||Colin Marshall; Tony Payne|
|Publisher||Matthias Media (December 2009)|
|Number of Pages||196|
|Page last updated||2nd February 2016|