Church assimilation ... not easy but well worth the effort

Church Community Builder is really excited about our partnership with Tony Morgan. We’ve been encouraged by the number of people in ministry, Tony included, who share our common vision. In a recent blog post, Tony went back to the basics regarding assimilation and unpacked the importance of having a flawless system.

Sometimes it’s all you can do to maintain the status quo each week. You feel constantly behind in your daily tasks while your ‘someday‘ list keeps growing. It might be hard for you to imagine ever having enough time to stop, strategize, and learn a new system.

Taking time to think through your church assimilation process may be the single most effective choice you can make in ministry.

Here’s what Tony has to say about it:

“Without a systematic approach to assimilation, it is nearly impossible to feel confident that someone has not been overlooked, misplaced, or fallen away.... Those churches who strive to understand the process of assimilation recognize that doing the hard work necessary to understand, define, and implement a new approach pays off with an increased opportunity for life change and ministry impact.”

Tony asks the central question: “Can we afford not to spend the time defining and systematizing assimilation in our church?” Although thinking through assimilation takes time and a lot of hard work, in the end, your entire church will reap the benefits.

At Church Community Builder, we’ve seen how an effective assimilation process has helped pastors and churches develop a stronger community and a sense of connection among church members. We recently released an in-depth white paper with the most effective strategies. You can check it out here by simply “liking” the page.

So what do you think? Is a good assimilation process worth the effort?

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Posted by Steve Caton on Oct 4, 2012 11:56:55 PM