A challenge of any church is not just to bring visitors in, but to figure out ways to reach them in your services, connect them to people, and integrate them into the life of your church. These handouts help equip anyone engaged in ministry to incorporate newcomers and show them that they're a valued part of your congregation.
This Resource contains all of the following:
Turning Visitors into Members
Assimilating visitors into your church starts with creating the right atmosphere.
Closing the Back Door
Using the right evangelism methods can help reduce your church’s dropout rate.
Helping New Christians Grow Up
Once people become believers, the church has the responsibility to help them mature.
Ratios for Relationship
Assimilation is enhanced when a new person can find friends and things to do.
Open the Closed Circle
Advice to help overcome the difficulty of integrating newcomers into your church.
New Members Boot Camp
Intensive course turns out members who are in shape to join their new church.
From Visitor to Leader
Advice for discerning when a newcomer is qualified for leadership in your church.
Growing Faith, Growing Numbers
Adult education courses can be a powerful tool for fellowship and assimilation.
Tools for a Community in Transition
Ministry in a transient society offers challenges and opportunities.
Assimilating New Neighbors
How a church can stay alive in the midst of a transitioning community.