Update: Read my review here: Fusion Visitor Assimilation. I think this is the best assimilation book available right now. I’ve not read Sticky Church, but that is next on the list.
A new book has been released about turning Visitors into Members, also known as church visitor assimilation.
Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church (Order yours from Amazon). This was written by the founding pastor of a new church plant in New York city (The Journey Church) and the lessons they learned while getting their church off the ground.
From Amazon’s description:
All church leaders have faced the questions that arrive with newcomers:
Do they feel comfortable? Is there more we could do to serve them? Will they want to come back?
Creating an environment that both embraces our newcomers and excites them enough to return does not happen by chance. We must be prepared to be effective stewards of the newcomers God brings us.
And, why shouldn’t the Church be the epitome of service at its best, as modeled by the greatest server of all time?
Built on The Journey Church of the City’s Assimilation Seminar, Fusion embodies a step-by-step, biblically grounded, tested and proven plan for establishing a relationship with newcomers that ultimately prompts them to become fully developing members of our congregations.
This innovative, practical guide is full of how-to information, testimonials from the recently assimilated and from participating church leaders, examples of the assimilation materials used and check points to make sure the reader is on track.
Engaging, informative and immediately applicable, here is help for setting newcomers on the path toward true life transformation and spiritual maturity.
Reviews of the book at Amazon have been highly favorable. I’ll be adding this one to my list to read.
Order your copy of Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church from Amazon.