The Power of Reflecting God’s Love in Small Ways

“On big Sundays, such as Christmas or Easter, consider adding a little something extra to the free gift you give to first-time guests. We’ve been known to put movie tickets or ice-cream gift cards inside the Unshakable books we give as gifts. Never underestimate the power of wowing your guests.

The unchurched first-timers who walk through our doors are usually steeped in the every man for himself mind-set so prevalent in our society – they are not used to being cared about by strangers and certainly are not used to getting something for nothing. That’s why so many of them have a hardened heart toward Jesus’s message. His sacrifice doesn’t make sense in their reality. If we can show them even in small, seemingly insignificant ways that we want to serve them without anything in return, they will begin to see the reflection of God’s love through that service.”

              – Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson

The above quote is from p. 93 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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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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