Assimilation in Your Church

When someone visits or wants to join your church, what is your process for assimilation?

I was recently at a large church in Kansas City and saw a great process for assimilating people into their congregation.  They had it figured out.  They had it described on a poster, in simple, clear, concrete language that made it simple and easy to understand.  The process had well defined steps and goals to guide people from being a seeker to believer, to follower to disciple.  While it is a clearly defined linear process, it was also cyclical as once the person passed through the process, they were worked back to the beginning to help lead others.

As I looked through the process, (without anyone from the church having to explain it) I wondered how we could help implement similar programs into churches that didn’t have the staff or manpower to organize such an undertaking.  I am still in the very early stages of thought on this and would like some input.

What are you doing in your church to move people in a discipleship process?

We are going to build some form of online application that organizes this process for your church to use.  We just want to make sure its simple, easy to implement and most of all effective at building and growing your church.  Keep checking back for more information on the development process.