Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fusion: Turning First-time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church

By Nelson Searcy

I have been reading a lot about radical hospitality lately. The church needs to learn to not only attract new people into the church but learn to assimilate them into the life of the church. Too often we do things to encourage visitors to the church and then don’t know what to do with them when they come and the leave and we never see them again.

This book is a simple read with a simple system to assimilate guests (not visitors) into the life of the church and move them to active members of the church. Most of what is here is so simple that you will find yourself asking why didn’t I think of that.

One quote that really got my attention was “When your second-time guests walk through your door, they unknowingly come face to face with a fork in the road. Four to six months from that moment, they will either be assimilated into your church or they will be gone.” What are you doing with guests at your church?

1 comment:

Nelson said...

Thanks for the shout out for Fusion! I'm glad you found it helpful.

For a ton of free stuff that didn't make it into the book, check out:

www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com/fusion

Let me know if you have any questions!

Nelson Searcy
Author, Fusion
Pastor, The Journey, NYC

P.S. I just started blogging at www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com/blog - I hope you find it helpful!