Previewing new thoughts for connecting people to your church

I had an incredible April and May investing in Church staff where I did Base Camps at One Love in Hawaii and at Crossroads Christian Church in Corona CA. Sherpa-type leaders are so easy to bond with and learn from. I feel like we all come up a level or two just through the time spent together. The Base Camp at Crossroads had Sherpas on staff from churches in Virginia, Oklahoma, Washington DC and Southern CA. What a fun group.

The Staff of One Love Ministries in Honolulu. Their Aloha Spirit took me in.

The Staff of One Love Ministries in Honolulu. Their Aloha Spirit took me in.

My group pic at Crossroads didn't turn out but thank God for church planter Steven Lee who tweeted one of my only visual records of the event. Check Steve's work out in the DC area. Some great things are going on there.

My group pic at Crossroads didn't turn out but thank God for church planter Steven Lee who tweeted one of my only visual records of the event. Check Steve's work out in the DC area. Some great things are going on there.

So here's what's new and what's coming up in the next 2 weeks:

  1. I struck Assimilation Gold-a fluke experience last month caused us to try something we have never thought of much less attempted before. It resulted in around a dozen guests per week contacting us to get baptized, request our online newsletter and sign up for Next Steps. I still can't believe it and I can't wait to share it with you on my post in two weeks.
  2. My new CTA Assimilation Strategy Checklist. You may have noticed the free checklist for designing and implementing a high impact assimilation strategy at your church when you landed. It is detailed, and a great way to evaluate where you are at, design something new, or jumpstart/reinvigorate your implementation efforts post Base Camp.
  3. I'll be at the North American Christian Convention next week (June 26 thru 30, 2017) in Kansas City both as an attender and to lead a breakout session with Brian Phipps called Ways We Are Navigating Assimilation & Discipleship (offered twice on Thursday).
  4. Base Camp Alumni: email me or use the Sherpas Forum to grab a lunch with me in Kansas City next week or join me at the airbnb I am staying at 2 blocks from the convention center on Tuesday night after 9pm to chat & catch up. Spouses welcome.
  5. Coming soon: Causes and cures for process breakdowns when it comes to connecting people to your church. This has been in the making for a while and I am looking forward to sharing these new insights with you.
  6. Coming this week: The top 8 questions to ask guests as they connect to your church. This post will list the 8 key questions you need to ask guests they are to become connected serving members of your church. It will also share when and where to ask them.

Looking forward to a great couple weeks serving guests alongside all of you,

Greg CurtisComment