Evangelism, Discipleship & Assimilation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/14/18 8:04 AM

For our purposes assimilation is the process of intentionally helping first time guests become fully engaged members of your local church.  This is the first of eight blog posts on how church management software, specifically Churchteams, can help you manage this process.  Not just once, not just occassionally, but every time over the long haul.

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Tags: Assimilation

Connecting: Your Tangled Fishing Line

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/31/18 9:12 AM

In the past several weeks I’ve been working with an Executive Admin of a large church to reorganize their data structure for effective assimilation.  You could tell by the different fragments of data that several different approaches to assimilation had been implemented through the years. Usually this happens when different church staff use different fields to track the same information.  Or sometimes there are different perceptions of what the assimilation process actually is.

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Tags: Best Practices, Assimilation

Excellence in Assimilation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/25/16 8:42 AM

Last week  I was at the assimilation conference put on by Church Leader Insights. Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas, started and built Journey Church in New York and have been training pastors for many years through CLI.  Nelson was an engineer by training and cut his teeth on  ministry at Saddleback in the 90s.  A few months ago Nelson asked us to come alongside to partner with them to serve churches.  He knew our history and background.  I knew theirs.  It was a no-brainer for us to work with them.  They are known for training churches on the 8 systems of building and managing church.  Last week the focus was on assimilation.

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Tags: Membership, Assimilation

4 Parts of Assimilation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/18/16 7:33 AM

Tomorrow I'm heading to the Church Leader Insights training on Assimilation.  I thought it might be interesting to write something ahead of time about my thoughts about the topic and then follow it up with thoughts on what I learned about assimilation from this excellent training by Nelson Searcy.

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Tags: Online Giving, Church management software, Membership, Assimilation

New Video - Assimilation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/14/15 5:05 AM
And we're off!  For most of us, labor day marks the real start of the ministry year.  Families are settling into their fall routines and groups and ministries are launching a new year.
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Tags: Church management software, Assimilation

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