I am blog stealing, but this is just a great reminder from Mark Batterson, pastor of a church in Washington, DC:
It's amazing how much of assimilation comes back to very basic principles! The simple things are the important things! It's how to win friends and influence people.
Give people ownership.
Ownership is the best path to membership! The Journey involves non-believers in ministry. Nelson said, "I'll let an unbeliever take the offering. I just won't let them count the offering."
Write personal notes!
Find creative ways to say the same thing over and over again.
"People say no to what is unclear."
Help people identify next steps!
Give people the opportunity to sign-up!
If you prepare for guests God will send you guests!
"Buy the umbrella before it rains!"
Make the path straight!