October 4, 2006

Nurturing New Members

capOctober is the harvest season in North America. It's also the time when many Adventist praise God for the bountiful harvest new believers. With an influx of new members joining the Adventist Church, how can congregations keep them interested and help them grow into mature Christians? This week the Adventist Review presents several articles on nurturing new members.  
Don J. Wood surveyed 45 new Adventists in western Canada to see how well they are settling in.
Here's what he found.
People tend to stay in a warm, cozy church. Here's how to make it happen in yours. 
How to slam shut the back door of your church.
Some things may surprise you. Some may not.
God doesn't call us to root things up.
Four suggestions for filling those empty pews.