We investigate the approximation properties of nonlinear integral operators of the convolution type. In this approximation, we use functions of bounded variation based on the appropriate functionals. To get more general results, we consider Bell type summability methods in the approximation. Moreover we examine the rate of approximation. Then, using summability methods, we obtain a characterization for absolute continuity. Our examples at the end of the paper clearly demonstrate why we used summability methods rather than convergence in the conventional sense.