EFFECTIVE ASSIMILATION. How To Retain New Members Steve Parr Bible Study Ministries, Specialist Georgia Baptist Convention. Resident Members. 1,028,979. Enrollment. 732,398. Worship. 531,552. Sunday School. 366,353. Baptisms/Additions. 76,130. Net Gain Resident Members.
¾ of formerly unchurched had someone share the plan of salvation with them one on one. The overwhelming majority said it was a lay person.
BAPTIZING= Assimilating and identifying with the body of Christ.
TEACHING THEM= Discipling