Gaining By Losing

Genre: Christian Living

Gaining By LosingWhy the Future Belongs to Churches that Send

Performed by:
Maurice England

People are leaving the church J.D. Greear pastors. Big givers. Key volunteers. Some of his best leaders and friends. And that’s exactly how he wants it to be.When Jesus gave his disciples the Great Commission, he revealed that the key for reaching the world with the gospel is found in sending, not gathering. Though many churches focus time and energy on attracting people and counting numbers, the real mission of the church isn’t how many people you can gather. It’s about training up disciples and then sending them out. The true measure of success for a church should be its sending capacity, not its seating capacity.But there is a cost to this. To see ministry multiply, we must release the seeds God has placed in our hands. And to do that, we must ask ourselves whether we are concerned more with building our kingdom or God’s.In Gaining By Losing, J.D. Greear unpacks ten plumb lines that you can use to reorient your church’s priorities around God’s mission to reach a lost world. The good news is that you don’t need to choose between gathering or sending. Effective churches can, and must, do both.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 9 hours
Media Options:
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  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
J. D. Greear

Biography:
J.D. Greear is pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The Summit Church has been ranked by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States for the last several years in a row. J.D. has a PhD in systematic theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved; Gospel: Recovering the Power That Made Christianity Revolutionary; and Jesus Continued...:Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Veronica, and their four children.
Narrator
Maurice England

Biography:
Following twelve years as a long haul trucker and listening to over a thousand audiobooks, Maurice England began to ask, “why not me”? With a love for reading and a background in vocal performance, Maurice narrated his first audiobook in 2006, going full time in 2009. A 2012 dual Audies Finalist, Maurice has narrated 90+ titles.

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