Evaluation of New Member Assimilation

Simply stated, assimilation is the process of new people becoming part of a group. Assimilation efforts begin with relationship-building and evangelism efforts prior to joining a church and continue in connecting, discipling, and mobilizing efforts as part of the body of Christ. So new member assimilation begins the moment a…

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The Best Assimilation Strategy

Lots of bloggers including yours truly have written thousands of blogs on the issue of assimilation, which is how we keep the people we reach.  How do we create a climate of hospitality that causes people to desire to come back after they visit? How do we get people really…

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How to Keep New Members

Most churches have new members join. It is the life and future of a congregation. No new members equals no new growth. Healthy churches not only reach new people but they keep and involve them. Most people that join a church do so with excitement and anticipation. A new member…

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Why Churches Don’t Grow, Part 2

Like most of you reading this, I love to see churches grow and reach people for Jesus Christ. I have benefited from the writings and research of Charles Arn on this subject. Recently he wrote an article called, “Why Churches Don’t Grow” for Building Church Leaders network. He lists five…

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