Assimilating new people

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An important issue addressed during the recent Outside the Walls training event (see link at left), was the topic of assimilation, which involves several steps taken to invite, welcome and include (assimilate) new people into a congregation. Some of these hospitality and discipleship issues are helpfully addressed at To learn more, the GCI-USA Church Administration and Development team recommends the book, Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church by Nelson Searcy.