The study guide has to be written as a complete and sufficient resource for Early Adopters

Innovators are linked to Early Adopters back home who are interested in ideas that allow them to gain competitive leverage and advantage in a local context. Contextual adaptation to increase quality is the particular interest and talent of Early Adopters. The study guide has to be written as a complete and sufficient resource for Early Adopters to grasp the concepts through self-study in the local context; only a portion of the study guide will be presented in the seminars, but all information necessary for Early Adopters must be included in the study guide. In order to decrease costs and increase the availability of the material to the visionary minority, the study guide and other resources will be available for free download on the Internet.





[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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