The Author

Colin (or Col) is married to Jacquie and they enjoy God’s blessing of three adult children and four grandchildren. Together with Jacquie, he has spent the past 40 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 and the author of The Trellis and the Vine (with Tony Payne), Growth Groups, and Passing the Baton

He was the Director of the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) for 15 years to 2006 and took up the role of International Director until 2009. 

Col founded the Vinegrowers ministry in 2010 to help pastors and church leaders implement the principles of The Trellis and the Vine and build churches where disciple-making affects everything.

Beware of Church Assessments

It’s a good thing that today we see the proliferation of ministries that offer church consultations, interventions and the coaching of pastors. The organisation

Assessing Maturity

An important question anyone wanting to assess the maturity