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COLIN MARSHALL
Colin Marshall  Colin Marshall is the CEO of Vinegrowers and conducts their training and coaching ministries. Colin is married to Jacquie and they have three adult children, Karyn, Deborah and Jonathon. Together with Jacquie he has spent the past 30 years training men and women in the ministry of the gospel, both in university and local church contexts. He is a graduate of Moore Theological College, Sydney. He is the author of Growth Groups, a training course for small group leaders, and Passing the Baton, a handbook for ministry apprenticeship. These resources can be purchased from Matthias Media. Until 2006 he directed the Ministry Training Strategy, a ministry apprenticeship movement.

Praise for Marshall's "The Trellis and the Vine"
"What Col and Tony have described here is exactly what I've been trying to do in my own life and in our congregation for years. According to this book, Christians are to be disciple-making disciples and pastors are to be trainers. Superb! This book sets out a crucial shift that is needed in the mindset of many pastors. The authors have carefully listened to the Bible. And they've worked on this book. The result is a book that is well-written and well- illustrated, but even more, a book that is full of biblical wisdom and practical advice. This is the best book I've read on the nature of church ministry."
--Mark Dever (Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC)

"God makes ministers in the midst of his church. It is in the context of the faithful local church that ministers are best taught, shaped and equipped. The Trellis and the Vine is a superb guide to preparing pastors and ministers for Christ's church. It comes from a ministry so deeply committed to the recovery of biblical truth and the cause of the gospel. The wisdom in this book is invaluable. My advice: Keep a good stack on hand at all times and put this book to good use."
--R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky)

Sample Talks
Summer of '69 (MTS Conference 2009)