Practical Ministry Skills
Assimilating Visitors into Your Church
A challenge of any church is not just to bring visitors in, but to reach them in your services, connect them to people, and integrate them into the life of your church.
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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.


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Topics:Adult education, Assimilation, Growth, New members, Newcomers, Spiritual Formation, Transition, Visitors & guests
Filters:Assimilation, Christian education, Discipleship, Evangelism, Shepherd, Spiritual director
References:1 John 3:18, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 4:14-16
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