Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send is officially available to order starting today!
Many of us in church leadership think of successful ministry as a big attendance with big conversion numbers and a big budget … and even bigger attention for the leader behind it all.
But Jesus said, “Except a grain of wheat fall to the ground and die, it abides alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.” The kingdom of God works on the principle of the harvest: we reap only as we send out; living comes by dying; gaining comes by losing. That’s a lesson it’s taken me a while to learn. And this book reflects a lot of the growing pains that our church has gone through as we seek to write sending into our DNA.
Gaining by Losing isn’t just our story, though. I’m grateful for the many men and women whose ministries have helped shape me, our church, and the Church as together we pursue kingdom multiplication. I’m grateful for their support, including those who generously endorsed this book:
“Wow! I just finished reading Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send. I rarely finish a book and feel like it took my breath away. This book by J. D. Greear is nothing short of incredible. I truly believe that all the concerns about the health of our churches could be alleviated if we practice the biblical truths in this book. It’s just that powerful.”
~Thom S. Rainer, President & CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources