Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church

by Nelson Searcy, Jennifer Dykes Henson. Baker Books, 2017.

Filled with proven techniques, this book is a guide on how to welcome guests, providing additional insight on how to follow up in inviting and sensitive ways through tools like correspondence and connection cards.


sample correspondence, connection cards, First Response Team checklist

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and hospitality teams


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Adapt an intentional system of "biblical hospitality" by utilizing the sample correspondence and connection cards provided in the appendix.
  • Learn new ways to follow up with first-time and second-time visitors by following the strategies outlined.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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