NACOS #1.03 – FB Posts (11/2/20) David Kueker

Native American Course of Study (NACOS) – Congregational Care 323

Facebook posts

SUNDAY NIGHT – 1 post +6+3+5+7 = 22

Intro post, breakthough Learning. post contents.

Grading: 1 point for answering the discussion post in a way that shows you understand the topic. Extra points for brilliant or several quality answers, decided by Michelle.

I. Grief is an adaptation to unwanted change. 6+3 posts
William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning

Recognizing A Loss … Q1: your personal losses

Q2. your congregations losses.

Accept the reality of the loss … denial. Q: who?

Experience the pain of loss. Q: who?

Adjust to life without. Q: who?

Reinvest in life and the living. Overcomers. Q: who?

Sermon #1 – Four Tasks. Q: How could a sermon ease congregational anxiety?

Sermon #2 – Good Friday. Q: How could a sermon ease congregational anxiety?

Sermon #3 – PTSD. Q: How could a sermon ease congregational anxiety?

MONDAY – 5+ posts
II. Congregational Anxiety; Recognizing Reinforcing and Balancing Loops
Reinforcing Loops
Balancing Loops
Problems and Solutions with “Limits to Growth”
Anxiety Coercion – Bowen Family Systems, Friedman, Steinke
Differentiation While Keeping In Touch … 1 Cor 12, SHAPE, calling

TUESDAY
III. Diffusion of Innovations – 7+ posts

Introduction: Culture, Tarde, Chasm … change failures. (Stainless Steel Church, Light Bulb)

Adopter Framework: Recognizing Innovators (Light Bulb slides). Tips. Q: who?

Adopter Framework: Recognizing Early Adopters. Tips. Q: who?

Adopter Framework: Recognizing Middle Adopters. Tips. Q: who?

Adopter Framework: Recognizing Late Adopters. Tips. Q: who?

Adopter Framework: Recognizing Laggards. Tips. Q: who?

The diffusion of innovations in times of crisis

Class Discussion:

  1. How are you coping with loss and grief in your family and church? Which Worden task applies to which groups?
  2. How is your congregation coping with the loss of control and the “way we have always done it before” in this COVID era? Refer to balancing loops, and congregational anxiety in your answers. How have you or how do you plan to minister to this?
  3. How is your conference/district coping with the loss of control and the “way we have always done it before” in this COVID era? Refer to the diffusion of innovations with regard adapting to COVID and adopting new ways to deal with COVID in your answers. How have you or how do you plan to minister to this?
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