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Category: Assimilation

Two principals I learned in Jerusalem that will help you connect new people at your church

by Greg Curtis: Here is a photo of Michelle and I once we made it down the long road to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. We are standing in front of what is the oldest Olive Tree in the garden, around a thousand years old. […]


Episode 466: How to Develop a Plan for Leadership in Your Church for 2020

by NewChurches.com: In Episode 466 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss developing plans for leadership in your church. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why a leadership pipeline is helpful How to provide effective training to the entire church  Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “Whatever you are going to do, […]


5 Ways to Improve Your Church Parking Without Breaking the Bank

by unSeminary: Your parking lot is the very first of first impressions that guests at your church experience. When was the last time you thought about how to improve that experience? Is the parking experience at your church turning people off before they even get to your building? What is […]

A challenge from the Christmas story and a tip on video for connecting well with your holiday guests

by Greg Curtis: I just realized…this is my last post of the decade. It got me thinking: What do I want to close the 2000 teens with as we move into the 3rd decade of the 21st century together? Over that last few years I have been attempting to consistently […]

Your First Impressions Checklist for Christmas

by Greg Curtis: Most of the focus at Christmas revolves around what happens in the auditorium, not around it. Yet it’s where the “common areas” surrounding your auditorium/sanctuary are that most of your guests will decide if your church is one they will be returning to or not. That’s why […]

The New Atheists and how to serve them well

Photo by Capuski/iStock / Getty Images by Greg Curtis: If you are in community with young adults and are in a multi-generational church like I am, you have caught a whiff of the phenomena I am about to talk about. Maybe that exposure came from… A young leader in your […]

8 ways to maintain attendance during your multi-week assimilation program

by Greg Curtis: There is nothing that can deflate a Sherpa leader (one who leads guest on the climb to connect with your church) quite like these 2 things: An empty room. A full room missing guests who attended last week. That’s why when I am talking to leaders who […]


Increasing First-Time Guests: 3 Questions To Expand The Front Door Of Your Church

Today’s post is written by Tony Morgan, Founder of The Unstuck Group. By Tony Morgan: Nearly every church leader I know is concerned with “closing the back door” at his or her church. But I’ve found the “front door” is usually the bigger issue. A few years ago, Connexus Church invited […]

5 practical things I learned on a hike help me connect people better at church

by Greg Curtis: This is me and my daughter Carly making our ascent toward Castle Rock (in the background) above Big Bear Lake California. As we hiked, bouldered and climbed, I had 5 powerful things illustrated to me as a Connector in a local church. Scroll down this photo journal […]

How a Type 9 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

by Greg Curtis: Kendra at one of her favorite places to be: Big Bear Lake California. If you have three children like I do, you have had the concern for the emotional landscape of your child in the middle. My so-called “middle child” is Kendra. She is now 24. Kendra […]