How’s Your Assimilation Process?

With Easter coming up NOW is the time to evaluate your Assimilation process. Do you have one in place that will help you welcome twice as many first-time guests?

Assimilation is one of those systems where a little bit of tweaking can reap BIG results. You don’t have to revamp or implement everything at once. With each small step you take, you’ll move further and further away from “average.”

Assimilation ProcessIf you’re unsure about how to evaluate your Assimilation process, start with these basic questions:

  • How many first-time guests do you average each week?
  • How many first-time guests have come back for a second visit to your church?
  • How many new people are you retaining?
  • When is your next membership class?
  • Do you have enough events to keep them connected?
  • What will be your process to retain your first-time guests?
  • Are you consistent with the 36-hour response via email?
  • Are you regularly sending out handwritten notes within the first 96 hours of a person’s first visit to your church?
  • Do you need to fix your language?

Tomorrow I’ll share the answer to that last question along with four key areas you can easily address to create a welcoming environment!

Your partner in ministry,


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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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