The pragmatic majority requires what Moore calls a “whole product.

The pragmatic majority requires what Moore calls a “whole product.”[1] The Decision Seminar offers a holistic system of making disciples which is specifically designed for adoption in small churches. Innovators and Early Adopters love improvising solutions to problems with an innovation; Middle Adopters require a dependable “whole product” which can be used without adjustment, learning, training, specialized knowledge, or adaptation by a person of limited ability.Disciple-making tools presented in the third seminar for adoption must be simple enough to meet this criteria of easy use; contextualization will focus upon adapting the application for practical use rather than adapting the concepts for abstract discussion. Each small local church, in essence, serves as a niche to receive the innovation as it crosses the chasm within that local church; growth in any small church will draw the interest of Innovators from other churches to the material, and the cycle will repeat.





[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.

[1]Moore, Crossing the Chasm, 107-130. Paul Wiefels, Chasm Companion, 127-135, 218-225.

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