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and so on. It’s a process that will take months and years to complete.
In fact, in some respects this is a book you’ll never finish. We
fervently hope that The Vine Project will not end up being just
another of those ministry books that you browse through, pick up
a few interesting insights from, and then cast aside.
This is also a book that you cannot successfully read on your own.
Unless you gather a small group of godly, committed people to
read this book with you, and to work through the process with
you, then we’re pretty sure it will do you and your church little
good. Of course, we understand that in order to decide whether
you want to gather such a group of people and launch into The
Vine Project together, you may want to read through the book first
yourself! But our point is simply that in order for what follows to
lead to any actual growth or change in your church culture, you
will need to work through it all with a team.
To make this process easier—of gathering a team and working
through each phase of The Vine Project together over time—we’re
providing you with support. At thevineproject.com you’ll find not
only a growing library of videos, stories, articles and case studies,
but also a community of other ministry teams who are all working
on ‘Vine Projects’ in their own context. It’s a place to ask questions,
to learn from the experiences and insights of others, and to
contribute your own.
Thevineproject.com is also where team members can download their free team manual. This manual (available in PDF and MS
Word formats) contains all the discussion questions, evaluations,
activities and mini-projects from this book, so that you can
reformat them, print them out, scribble on them, type in answers,
and so on.
We strongly encourage you to make the most of the support
available at thevineproject.com. (For more information, see
appendix ii or visit the website.)
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