Month: March 2013

Assimilation – Putting the Pieces Together Part 2

Can your guests tell what you’re all about? Here’s the challenge. Our Sunday services are typically a practiced journey through a very familiar order of service. We do the things we do and do them to the best of our ability. And, our congregation has learned to appreciate, value, and even be proud of each

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Assimilation – Putting the Pieces Together Part 1

When it comes to connecting people to your church, you need a plan. Knowing the key steps and maximizing the opportunities they generate will help you begin to see stronger responses from your guests. When you cover the bases well, you increase the likelihood that your guests will stay connected and give your church every

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Building a Plan to Assimilate Your Guests

Last time we established the key steps of an effective assimilation plan—Connection (wk1), Relationships (wks2-4), Involvement (wks 6-8), Contribution (wks 10-12). Here’s some ideas for building your plan: 1. Be upfront about your plan When someone visits your church, they want to know what you’re all about. They don’t want to just go through the

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Critical Steps in Assimilating New Friends Into Your Church

Entire books have been written on the subject of Guest Assimilation, so fully tackling such a huge issue in a short blog isn’t realistic. But most of us who lead local churches need to get the basics down so we can begin building our effort. Here’s four key rites of passage for the guest. Week

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