Whether your congregation is moving confidently toward a bright future or flinching from bleak prospects, this book can be a key resource. Appropriate methods will vary. Ervin R. Stutzman explains how any congregation can tap that great asset: newcomers.

Drawing on lively anecdotes, his own experience, sociological analysis, and church growth research, Stutzman shows how congregations close their doors to newcomers. Then he explains how they can throw their doors open, welcoming the new energy and vision newcomers bring.

Welcome!: A Biblical and Practical Guide to Receiving New Members was published by Herald Press in 1990 and has since gone out of print. The text of Welcome! is provided here with permission by the copyright owner, Ervin Stutzman. Public downloading and usage of this book is permitted.