Recruit New Members
Recruitment of new members is critical not only to a congregation's survival, but to a lively sense of purpose and an energetic engagement with the world.
In this section we deal with best practices for responding to a potential member and incorporating them into the congregation. In Spiritual Development, we deal with spiritual disciplines for helping a convert make a faith decision.
- evangelizing (helping converts to make a commitment to Jesus Christ),
- re-engaging (helping lapsed members to gain fresh interest in Christian community), and
- welcoming (embracing persons who are new to town or seeking a new church home).
Effective Recruitment requires best practices in these areas: