Colin Marshall

Tony started Matthias Media back in 1988, and is currently on study leave in order to complete his PhD. He has raised a family of five (with his wife Alison), completed a theology degree at Moore Theological College, and written or co-written numerous books and ministry resources—including The Trellis and the Vine, Fatherhood, Guidance and the Voice of God, The Tony Payne Collection, and The Course of Your Life. He is also the Director of the Centre for Christian Living at Moore College.

Making Disciples

  • Colin Marshall
  • 5 April 2018

8 Bible studies unpacking Jesus' great commission for our lives and churches.

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Start a Vine Project Team

  • Colin Marshall
  • 27 October 2016

An interview with Colin Marshall, answering some questions you may have about kicking off the Vine Project in your church.

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What does a disciple-making culture look like?

  • Colin Marshall
  • 29 April 2016

Colin Marshall discusses the why and how of growing your church.

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Assessing maturity

  • Colin Marshall
  • 9 October 2015

How would you assess the maturity of your church? If you were designing a maturity survey for your members, what questions would you ask?

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Beware of church assessments

  • Colin Marshall
  • 28 August 2015

I’m worried about the language and concepts of the human resources world being applied to churches and pastors. I hear questions like: What do we do with underperforming pastors who are not growing the church? Are we reinforcing their sense of entitlement by accepting and rewarding underperformance?

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The refugees of Moab

  • Colin Marshall
  • 27 April 2015

God weeps for the refugees of Moab. They break his heart. How do we feel about the refugees on our screen everyday? My heart cries out for Moab; her fugitives flee to Zoar, to Eglath-shelishiyah… Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah; I drench

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Six myths of discipleship

  • Colin Marshall
  • 13 April 2015

Myth 1: Discipleship is a second stage of Christian experience, after conversion. You can be a Christian but not a disciple. Many people think of discipleship as what happens after conversion. They think that it’s only after someone becomes a Christian that they ‘disciple’ them, by training them in the

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The Climactic Commission

  • Colin Marshall
  • 19 November 2013

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching themto observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matt 28:19-20) Are we in danger of trying to squeeze too much

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Growth Groups

  • Colin Marshall
  • 20 October 2013

Growth Groups is a 10 week practical, 'hands-on' training program to develop effective small group ('Growth Group') leaders. A training program useful for all Christian ministry, not just Growth Groups, because it deals with the fundamentals of gospel work.

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Six Steps to Loving Your Church

  • Tony Payne
  • 28 June 2013

A stimulating video-based course for small groups that will help people to change their whole mindset about church—to learn that ‘loving’ your church doesn’t just mean enjoying it or liking it, but actively serving and loving the people who are the church in whatever way possible.

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