“Your post-service follow-up consists of the free gift you offer your first-timers and what you make available to them at your guest table.
Offering a gree gift – preferably a good book – not only encourages your first-time guests to turn in their contact information, but also gives you the powerful opportunity to surprise them with something that can help them on their spiritual journey.
To be effective, the free gift that you put in the hands of your first-time guests should do three things:
- Remind them of their experience at your church
- Cause them to think about where they stand with God
- Give them a ready-made invitation to seek out more information.”
– Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson
The above quote is from p. 91 of Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church.
This revised and expanded 10th Anniversary Edition of Fusion offers a biblically grounded, 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 step-by-step how-to information, testimonials from the recently assimilated and from participating church leaders, examples of the assimilation materials used, and checkpoints to make sure you’re on track.
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