From Scarcity To Abundance

Creating a Culture of Multiplication


When church leadership veteran Bill Easum returned home from a meeting with national church leaders that Exponential assembled to identify the characteristics of Level 5 multiplying churches, he knew something was different. And he had to write about what he had just heard.

From Scarcity to Abundance champions Exponential’s focus on churches making disciples who make disciples that plant churches that plant churches—specifically in the West. Easum and Tenny-Brittian offer illustrations and insights from U.S. leaders who are championing a different definition of success and a new scorecard for measuring their ministry progress and success.

Through interviews with J.D. Greear, Ralph Moore, Brian Bolt, Wayne Cordeiro and multiple others, the authors show us real-life examples of what leading from scarcity to abundance looks like. These leaders live and breathe to raise up leaders to give away to plant a new church (or churches), which will do the same.

“Our hope is that you’ll see success is about the multiplication of everything you do,” the authors write. “Our dream is that thirty years from now, the normative way of planting churches will be like what you read in this book.”

Reader Takeaways

  • Stories and examples of Level 4 and 5 multiplying churches
  • Insights from numerous Level 5 Multipliers
  • The differences in practices between addition- and multiplication-focused churches
  • Case study of a Level 5 multiplying church
  • What radical discipleship looks like and why we can’t miss this step
  • The sacred cows that are probably getting in the way of your multiplication
  • The practices and tensions of transitioning from an addition culture to a culture bent on multiplication
  • What it takes to be a “sending” leader and church
Bill Easum
Bill Easum has a 30-year track record of growing congregations in two denominations. His last church, which he pastored for 24 years, grew to become the largest United Methodist Church in South Texas. Bill is the recipient of the prestigious Donald McGavran award for outstanding church leadership. Over the past 20 years, Bill has served as a consultant to congregations and denominations. He is the author of numerous best-selling books such as Church Growth HandbookHow to Reach Baby BoomersDancing With DinosaursSacred Cows Make Gourmet BurgersBeyond the Box and many more. His latest book is Effective Staffing for Vital Churches: The Essential Guide to Finding and Keeping the Right People.
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Bill Tenny-Brittian
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