“The late food write James Beard once said, ‘Food is our common ground, a universal experience.’ It also provides a welcome, comforting treat in any situation. Ever notice how a two-hundred-pound man in a crowd of strangers suddenly feels more comfortable if he has an eight-ounce Styrofoam cup to hide behind?
Providing food is one of the best ways to show your guests your care about them, and it’s a sure way to put them at ease.
When done well, food can go a long way toward wowing your guests. Food is your chance to show unchurced people that you care enough to offer them something for free that will meet a need.”
– Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson
The above quote is from p. 63 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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