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The Inviting Church

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Ever wonder why some people never return after their first visit? Why some join but you rarely see them? Or why others become active participants in your church family's life and worship? Discover how your congregation can meet growth challenges. Based on Alban Institute research, The Inviting Church includes a self-study design for assessing assimilation processes and ana ...more
Published August 9th 2010 by Alban Institute (first published December 1st 1987)
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Jean Marie Angelo
Read this for a church committee about 10 years ago. More relevant now that I am on a vestry. Very mindful study on how congregations grow —or don't. So much depends on vision. ...more
A bit dated (the book was published in the 1980's), but with some still-relevant information and suggestions.
A bit dated, but still relevant as a starting point to think about new member integration.
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