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
“Gaining By Losing is a challenging and essential message for the Church.”
~Louie Giglio, Passion City Church/Passion Conferences
“Challenging, Convicting, and Commissioning. Gaining by Losing is a holistic strategy for Christ-centered ministry. JD does well in allowing the reader into the inner corridors of his heart. It is here we see a real-life example of God the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work in the present tense in one of our nation’s leading voices.”
~D.A. Horton, Los Angeles Church Planter
“J.D. Greear is my friend. I respect him and I love the ministry of The Summit Church. He’s done us all a huge favor by writing Gaining by Losing. Like J.D., this book is a theological, gospel-driven, Great Commission-shaped jewel. I can’t wait for you to read this book!”
~Derwin L. Gray, Lead Pastor of Transformation Church
“This is a book that inspires and informs — inspiring to pastors who want to see gospel-centrality spill over into Great Commission passion, informative to leaders who want to know how to create a sending culture in their churches. Gaining by Losing is a game changer.”
~Trevin Wax, managing editor of The Gospel Project, author of Gospel-Centered Teaching, Clear Winter Nights, and Counterfeit Gospels.
“With raw and compelling honesty, J.D. Greear shares with us his story of coming to terms with what Jesus considers ‘success,’ namely our sending capacity not our seating capacity. He then helpfully walks us through the risky business of keeping our individual and corporate lives centered on discipleship, planting and sending. Yes, it is a risky business, but it’s God’s business into which he invites us, and it’s a business that will produce a harvest for the fame of Christ and the good of our churches and our souls. Get it. Read it. Do it!”
~Steve Timmis, Acts 29
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