On-Demand Video Course

Closing the Back Door—Church Assimilation Checklist

Are People Flying Out Your Church’s Back Door?

The last thing you want to see in your church is an influx of guests, only to see them never return just a few short months after attending regularly. Find out how you can slam the back door shut.


Closing the Back Door—Church Assimilation Checklist

Are People Flying Out Your Church’s Back Door?

Moving members toward greater involvement and contribution in your church.

Step-by-step instructions to formulate your custom church assimilation plan. This 10-point assimilation checklist will help you move members toward greater involvement and contribution to the church.

What you can expect to learn:

  • The challenges that every church faces during the assimilation process.
  • The importance of good information in a new members class.
  • Communicating the right expectations in a new members class.
  • How to make ministry involvement sticky for your church members. (How to get members involved and keep them involved.)
  • How to move to an outward focus and helping people stay.
  • The importance of identifying ownership in the assimilation process.
  • Prayer and unity of the church in the assimilation process.
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Renowned church strategist Thom Rainer walks you through every step.

With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom Rainer has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of local churches across North America.

How The Video Training Course Works

Learn at your own pace

View all the content at once or as you are able to implement changes in your ministry.

Downloadable resources

Includes video courses, whitepapers, checklists, and study guides.

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By purchasing the live course you are purchasing a license to show the content to your entire church staff.

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The course is available through your Church Answers account.

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The video content is available to you forever.

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We offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked refund policy. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with your purchase or the quality of the materials in Closing the Back Door—Church Assimilation Checklist, you have 30 days to get a full refund.

Closing the Back Door – Church Assimilation Checklist Course Content

Move your attenders from consumers to contributors.

Once someone has become a regular attender how do you keep them? What is your process for assimilation? In this 12-session video course Thom Rainer will cover the critical points you need to know to keep people involved. Session topics include assimilation challenges, new members’ class, and making your ministry sticky.

Online Video Sessions
Audio Downloads
PDF Files
  • Assimilation and New Members
    • Understanding the Assimilation Challenge
      11 min
    • The New Members Class: Good Information and Assimilation
      11 min
    • The New Members Class: Right Expectations and Assimilation
      11 min
  • Assimilation and Your Church
    • Have a Clear Vision Statement
      10 min
    • The Power of Groups and Assimilation
      11 min
    • Ministry Involvement Is Sticky
      10 min
    • Moving Outward and Sticking Inward
      11 min
    • Worship Service Visibility
      11 min
  • Assimilation Best Practices
    • MIA In Most Churches: Assimilation Director
      11 min
    • Powerful Prayers = Powerful Assimilation
      11 min
    • Unity And Assimilation
      10 min
  • Conclusion
    • A Few Points to Consider
      9 min

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