Topic #5: Homework:
Please write 1-2 single-spaced typed pages to briefly answer these three questions while showing that you understand the concepts.

  1. Utilizing the terminology of William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning, name 4 persons you know that are an example of each of the Four Tasks of Mourning.
    What are they experiencing in their struggle? How could you be helpful as a pastor?

2. Utilizing the terminology of reinforcing & balancing loops and congregational anxiety, how is your congregation coping with the loss of control and the “way we have always done it before” with the unwanted change that is the Coronavirus? How could you be helpful as a pastor to your congregational leadership?

3. Utilizing the terminology of the Diffusion of Innovations, reflect on how your Conference is attempting to encourage the adoption of new innovations in worship to keep people safe.
Which adopter group is in charge at the Conference level?
Which adopter group is running the local church?
How is this adoption/adjustment working or not working?
How could you be helpful as a pastor?

Please send back within four days to Michelle and David.

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