Connect, a.k.a. Assimilation or ‘Closing the Back Door’
For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. Romans 12:4-6
- Connection is giving meaning to membership and discovering the gifts of the people.
- Connection helps the newcomer answer these questions: Where do I fit in? Can I make friends in this church? Is there room for me relationally? Does this church need me? Can I find a place to belong and serve? Am I safe here?
This list is a starting place for you to assess and create your congregation’s system for inviting. It is not intended to be either all inclusive or size specific.