What is a Church Assimilation Process?
Is not using a church assimilation process one reason some churches are full and others sit empty?
65% of churches are declining and 35% are growing in the US.
80% of churchgoers believe churches are growing in the US and they couldn’t be more wrong.
There must be something missing in churches that is not growing. Many churches want to see church growth, but they do not use a good assimilation process. They direct all their programs and efforts towards the existing members and forget about assimilating of recent visitors. They put very little emphasis on first-time visitors.
To gain more church members, a simple process needs to be used for a growing church.
How could a growing church increase in attendance if there are no new people coming back or joining? Getting the people inside the front door is one thing. To keep them there is another. There is more to growing a church than evangelism. A process that keeps visitors coming back is necessary.
Here is a basic overview of how the church assimilation process works:
- Hospitality–From Being Greeted–Treated – Seated
- Information Gathering–Using a Connection Card–Getting the right information.
- Follow-up–With email or card within 36 hours with information, they requested on the Connection Card.
- Commitment – Once a visitor attends two times, you want to connect them with some clear next steps.
Growing churches use this church assimilation process to keep the recent visitors coming back. The churches that are experiencing growth have some kind of system for visitors.
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