Condition note: Book is lightly used and clean.
If keeping new members is your problem, here are the answers! Is it really possible to keep new members from dropping out? We pray church growth will happen. We want God's kingdom to expand. "But please, Lord, grow it somewhere else!" New members, like new babies, must be nurtured, trained, equipped, and deployed into service if they are to become true disciples. Building disciples is the work of the local church, and it CANNOT happen somewhere else!
In this serious, but challenging book, you will find both theological imperatives for new member assimilation as well as practical, how-to methods that work in the crucible of real life. This is a book that every pastor should read.
Part I: Conversion is a Process, Not an Event
Part II: Strategies for Keeping New Members
Part III: Particular Sociological Issues Unique to Marietta Congregation
Part IV: Practical, Doable Plans