Hood points out the church's need to be involved in missions work by way of more than giving offerings. He doesn't downplay the giving of money or child sponsorships by any means. He simply says to do those things and more. Hood encourages pastors and leaders to begin training church people to become missionaries in their own rights to their workplace, neighborhoods, and communities. The goal of course is to make every member a missionary sharing the Gospel of Christ and winning souls and making disciples. This was the formula of the church of Acts that is surprisingly lost today. In a time where churches tend to have to compete for consumeristic gain among Christians and non-Christians alike, Hood suggests putting the focus, energy, and money into pursuing Christ through sharing the Gospel with everyone we come in contact with. It's not so much about getting people to come to the church building as much as it is about getting people saved and discipled through the church's ministry in the building and then sending them out of the building to be God's missionary.
This has long been my vision. When it comes to fruition I know nothing will be able to stop what God wants to accomplish. Very good book!