A couple of guys from our staff and I attended an assimilation conference today put on by Nelson Searcy from the Journey in New York City. Great stuff!
We walked away with a lot of practical advice from a church planter that’s really doing it! You can order the seminar here. Nelson gave me a lot to think about, especially because I believe this is one area that we are NOT good at. But I was really challenged that this isn’t rocket science. There are simple steps that make people feel wanted and welcomed! I’ve listened to a lot of stuff on this subject, but I feel like Nelson’s approach matches our area a little better than much of the stuff I’ve seen.