Your church can grow this summer – Keep summer guests coming back!

Summer is a popular time of the year for people to move and these folks are going to be looking for a home church in their new community. You’ll be seeing many more people in transition coming to your church for the very first time this summer!

The pre-service is your first opportunity to interact with everyone who sets foot on your church’s property – from first-time guests to long-time members – but its purpose and influence is particularly important for first-timers.

Think of it this way: Your pre-service mission, if you choose to accept it, is to do everything you can to take your guest’s guard down (and even put a smile on his face) before the service begins.

There are four primary ways you can influence your guests during the pre-service.  By controlling how they are:

  • Greeted
  • Directed
  • Treated
  • Seated


When God entrusts you with first-time guests, you face an incredible responsibility. Creating an environment that makes your first-time guests feel both welcomed and respected is key to winning a return visit and beginning the process of assimilating them well.

I want to help you implement a proven, step-by-step assimilation system that will help you invite First Time Summer Guests to become Second Time Guests, then Regular Attenders, and ultimately Fully Engaged Members of your church!

So, today through THIS Tuesday, May 20th, I’m offering you my bestselling, nuts-and-bolts resource, “The Assimilation Seminar”for only $25 – that’s 75% off (regularly $99.95)!

This three-hour seminar will teach the proven principles that I’ve identified, honed and tested over the last decade (in the church I pastor, The Journey, and over 1,100 coaching alumni churches).

This resource is the ultimate tool to help you close the back door of your church this year and get more people plugged in than ever before! Click to Learn More and Download the Assimilation System. (See the p.s for more info)

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. Upgrading your Assimilation System is the quickest way to lead your church to grow – you’re basically just keeping more of the first time guests that God is already sending to your church.

In this powerful, easy-to-implement resource you will learn:

  • How to WOW! first-time guests by the way they are greeted, directed, treated and seated
  • How to effectively collect information from first-time guests
  • How to follow up on first-time guests so that they are prayed for and invited back
  • How to survey first-time guests
  • How to treat and follow up with second-time guests
  • How to move people toward baptism and membership
  • How to develop a customized assimilation strategy
  • …and much more!

This resource contains three hours of audio training, a listener’s guide, sample emails, surveys, letters, cards, and the actual 25+ page Assimilation Strategy we use each week at The Journey! Plus, with the Assimilation Seminar you can also receive a TWO FREE MONTH  test drive in my new Renegade Pastors Network. If you are no longer content with average, then this is the network for you!

Click Here to Pick Up The Assimilation Seminar for Just $25 AND Get TWO FREE MONTHS in the Renegade Pastors Network – Ends Tuesday, May 20th!



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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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