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NACOS 5.0 – HOMEWORK

Topic #5: Homework:Please write 1-2 single-spaced typed pages to briefly answer these three questions while showing that you understand the concepts. Utilizing the terminology of William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning, name 4 persons you know that are an example … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.8 – Sermon 05/31/20: Coping with COVID in the context of PTSD

NACOS 4.8 – Sermon 05/31/20: Coping with COVID in the context of PTSD Topic #2: Addressing patterns of grief, stress and anxiety in congregations after a tragedy through “Worship as Pastoral Care.” Here is the third of three sermons to … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.7: #5 of 5: LAGGARDS

Topic #4.7 THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ADOPTER FRAMEWORKAdoption of an innovation (acceptance of change) flows from left to right across the five categories of the diffusion of innovations adopter framework. All cultures and cultural groups respond to a reinforcing trend … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.6: #4 of 5: LATE ADOPTERS

Topic #4.6 THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ADOPTER FRAMEWORKAdoption of an innovation (acceptance of change) flows from left to right across the five categories of the diffusion of innovations adopter framework. All cultures and cultural groups respond to a reinforcing trend … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.5: Category #3 of 5: MIDDLE ADOPTERS

Topic #4.5 THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ADOPTER FRAMEWORKAdoption of an innovation (acceptance of change) flows from left to right across the five categories of the diffusion of innovations adopter framework. All cultures and cultural groups respond to a reinforcing trend … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.4: Category #2 of 5: EARLY ADOPTERS

Topic #4.4 THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ADOPTER FRAMEWORKAdoption of an innovation (acceptance of change) flows from left to right across the five categories of the diffusion of innovations adopter framework. All cultures and cultural groups respond to a reinforcing trend … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.3: Category #1 of 5: INNOVATORS

NACOS 4.3: Category #1 of 5: INNOVATORS Topic #4.3 THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ADOPTER FRAMEWORKAdoption of an innovation (acceptance of change) flows from left to right across the five categories of the diffusion of innovations adopter framework. All cultures and … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.2: The Diffusion of Innovations Adopter Framework.

Topic #4.2 THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ADOPTER FRAMEWORKAdoption of an innovation (acceptance of change) flows from left to right across the five categories of the diffusion of innovations adopter framework. All cultures and cultural groups respond to a reinforcing trend … Continue reading

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NACOS 4.1: A Parable: The Stainless Steel Church

NACOS 4.1: A Parable: The Stainless Steel Church Topic #4.1 Recognizing patterns of congregational segmentation in response to change,utilizing the Diffusion of Innovations adopter framework. All cultures and cultural groups respond to a reinforcing trend of change by segmenting into … Continue reading

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NACOS 3.1: Senge’s Limits to Growth systems archetype

NACOS 3.1: Senge’s Limits to Growth systems archetype Topic #3. Recognizing patterns of conflict and anxiety in congregations.(Utilizing systems concepts, Reinforcing vs. Balancing Loops, congregational anxiety) QUOTE: Two processes are at work when there is conflict or resistance to change. Peter … Continue reading

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