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Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church

Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church

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Fusion offers a step-by-step, biblically grounded, tested, and proven plan for establishing a relationship with newcomers that ultimately prompts them to become fully developing members of our churches. This innovative, practical guide is full of how-to information, testimonials, examples, and self-assessment tools. Engaging, informative, and immediately applicable, here is help for setting newcomers on the path toward true life transformation and spiritual maturity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493412235
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. He is the author of many books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, Ignite, and Launch. He is the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network.

Jennifer Dykes Henson is a writer, wife, and mom to two young girls. She has coauthored several bestselling books, including The Generosity Ladder and Tongue Pierced. Previously, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the marketing communications manager for In Touch Ministries. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised and Expanded Edition 7

Foreword Steve Stroope 11

Preface 15

Acknowledgments 17

Introduction 19

1 The Power of Assimilation 25

2 Biblical Hospitality 39

3 Seven Minutes and Counting 49

4 Making Contact 69

5 Creating Fans through Follow-Up 87

6 They're Back! 109

7 Sticky Situations 125

8 Taking Ownership 139

9 Full Circle 155

Conclusion 163

Postscript 173

Appendix A The Fusion Assimilation

System 175

Assimilation System Outline

The Assimilation Process

Appendix B Assimilation Tools 179

Connection Card

First-Time Guest 36-Hour Email Response

First-Time and Second-Time Guest Online Survey

First-Time Guest 96-Hour Snail-Mail Response

One-Month Follow-Up Letter

36-Hour Second-Time Email Response

96-Hour Second-Time Snail-Mail Response

First Response Team Follow-Up Checklist

Appendix C Membership Tools 189

Teaching the Necessity of a Spiritual Family

Service Opportunity Job Descriptions

Membership Class Follow-Up Email

The Journey Membership Class Schedule

The Journey Membership Requirements

The Journey Membership Covenant

Baptism Follow-Up Email

Appendix D Resources 197

Recommended Books and Resources Nelson Searcy

Notes 201

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