The Trellis and the Vine
by Colin Marshall & Tony Payne
“This is the best book I’ve read on the nature of church ministry”, says Mark Dever. All Christian ministry is a mixture of trellis and vine. 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. What’s the state of the trellis and the vine in your part of the world?