This morning I finished Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Hinson’s book Fusion, and now I am a happy man!
This book will shape our assimilation system at Walls Down Church.
If you are interested in assimilating people into your church you must read and apply this book!
Nelson has broken the assimilation process down into a handful of E-A-S-Y steps!
His basic strategy is to move people along a continuum from first-time guest to second-time guest to regular attender to member.
In the appendices of this book he provides sample forms, letters, surveys, and e-mails that they use at The Journey (the church where Nelson is Pastor).
He has done the hard work of creating the system. Our job is to tweak it to reflect our immediate culture and then implement it with consistency!
Nelson also offers a TON of info through his website churchleaderinsights.com.