Tony Payne

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.

Personal ministry that counts: How to love and serve each other

  • Tony Payne
  • 23 January 2019

What personal ministry is and is not about—and how to keep at it.

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The Small Group and the Vine

  • Tony Payne
  • 15 November 2018

Foundational training for group leaders. (5 studies)

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The Vine Project Workshop

  • Tony Payne
  • 18 January 2018

Any church leadership team can get a head start on The Vine Project journey by participating in a one-day workshop together using this workbook and the four video sessions containing a total of around four and a half hours of valuable content and guidance.

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This is not a real church

  • Tony Payne
  • 15 January 2018

Can we assume that the churches of the New Testament were real Christian churches, lacking nothing essential? If so, what could we ‘lop off’ our current practice of church life and still have a genuine Christian assembly (or ‘church’)?

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I’m dreaming of a black Christmas

  • Tony Payne
  • 25 December 2017

The truth of Christmas comes in a strange dream, via a classic article from the past.

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What’s Tony Payne up to?

  • Tony Payne
  • 23 October 2017

There are three questions I’ve been asked repeatedly over the past seven months of study here at Moore College.

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The influence of fathers

  • Tony Payne
  • 2 October 2017

There are startling figures about the influence of a father on the church-attending patterns of his children.

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Video: What it means to be a disciple

  • Tony Payne
  • 12 June 2017

Tony Payne, co-author of The Vine Project, explains about what it means to be a disciple and what it therefore means to ‘make’ disciples.

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How does Reformation theology challenge our ministry practice?

  • Tony Payne
  • 14 March 2017

We tend to think of the Reformation as a revolution in doctrine. And so it was. But the Reformation was also a ministry revolution.

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News from the Matthias Media team

  • Tony Payne
  • 16 December 2016

Tony Payne will take two years of study leave from Matthias Media.

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