Insight 289: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Clear Focus on Assimilation
Congregations seeking to transform have a clear focus on assimilation. They have a team of people whose responsibility it is to help each guest, each new attendee, and each new member to fully assimilate into the life and ministry of the congregation. They realize that with guests they have three days to make that connection, with regular attendees they have three weeks, and with new members they have three months.
They get to know people personally, and what they are looking for about church so that the focus is on the person, household and/or family, and not on the congregation.