and make disciples of all nations …
Shaping the ministry culture of churches around disciple-making
What does this look like?
Growing churches where making disciples in obedience to the Great Commission of Jesus is the normal agenda and priority. Growing disciples who reach out to those around them to make new disciples, and who encourage one another to maturity in Christ.
We support churches engaged in disciple-making culture change through:
- Support through our online community
- Coaching & training of pastors and leaders
- Our books and resources
In 2009, Matthias Media published a book called The Trellis and the Vine. It was a book about what ministry is, and why so many churches have become stuck in a ministry rut. It was intensely popular and garnered international praise.
“This is the best book I’ve read on the nature of church ministry.”Mark DeverMore of our story
We connect a community of like-minded people passionately committed to disciple-making culture change.
We offer coaching to support pastors and ministry leaders who are engaged in disciple-making in their organisation. Find out more.
Books & Resources
We write books and supply various resources to challenge and equip people involved in disciple-making.
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. Alongside his work for MTS, he was Chaplain to the NSW Cricket Team for 8 years.
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. He works alongside the ministry team at St George North Anglican Church in Sydney, training men to be effective leaders of disciple-making ministries.
Craig is the Director of Vinegrowers. Craig has extensive experience developing people, leading teams, and shaping culture. He is a graduate of Moore Theological College.
Ash Hooker Communications and Resources Manager
Ash is a communications professional with over 15 years of experience in print, digital and video media. She has worked for both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. In recent years, she has produced videos and print publications for Covenant Christian School. Prior to that, she worked as the Communications Officer for Church Missionary Society-Australia and edited a feature documentary.
Ash has a Master of Arts (Communications and Media). Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Diploma in Biblical Studies from Moore Theological College.
She is married to David and they have two young children. They serve at St Faith’s Anglican Church, Narrabeen where Ash helps lead a playgroup.
Ash is our Communications and Resources Manager with a focus on developing our library of resources and managing thevineproject.com site.
Get in Touch
You can contact the team at Vinegrowers using the email address below. One of the team will get back to you promptly.