Topic: How do congregations segment themselves related to a change? Understanding the five basic segments and their function in congregational differentiation. Diversity in response to any issue is likewise segmented in a bell curve distribution. The segments related to openness to adoption and adaptation in a group are: innovators (2.5%), early adopters (13.5%), early majority (34%), late majority (34%), and laggards (16%).
Parable: The Stainless Steel Church
Parable: Light Bulb Parable
Matthew 16:2 He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
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RECOGNIZING THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS
HOW IT WORKS + Reflection Questions
WHAT TO DO + Reflection Questions
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