New Podcast: Assimilation 101 — The Critical First 7 Minutes of Welcoming Your Guests

Recently, I had the honor of being interviewed by Dr. Steve Greene for Charisma Podcast Network. We talked in-depth about assimilation, or how to turn first-time guests into fully engaged members of our congregations.

You can check out the full 31-minute podcast here:






Your partner in ministry,


P.S. – If you’d like to go deeper on assimilation, click here to check out the revised and expanded 10th Anniversary Edition my book, Fusion.

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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 80 church growth resources and 15+ 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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