Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Michael R Mitchell
Primary Subject Area
Assimilation, Member Retention, Sunday School
Arts and Humanities | Religion
Milburn, Kevin Ray, "Connecting With One Another: A Step by Step Approach to Guest and New Member Assimilation" (2007). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 57.
This project was born out of frustrating experiences at assimilating new members into church life, and disheartening statistics proving this is a common problem in Kentucky Southern Baptist churches. After reviewing literature pertaining to the topic, it became apparent there was a need for a simple, workable program for churches to use in assimilation. This project highlights the CONNECT strategy, a small group Sunday School program, which this author created to put into place at a model church. After gathering statistics from this model church since the program’s inception, it is evident that this CONNECT strategy does work for assimilation.