[The Christian Post] May 5, 2006--Pastor, you may have a large crowd of attendees on Sunday morning – and still not have a congregation. The fact is that the Crowd must become a church. They must be assimilated. Assimilation is simply the task of moving people from an awareness of your church, to attendance at your church, and then to active membership in your church. The Community talks about “that church,” the Crowd talks about “this church,” but the Congregation talks about “our church.” Members have a sense of ownership. They are contributors, not just consumers.