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For The Love of Pete

MODULE FOUR: DIALOGUE SEMINAR VIDEO MODULE              For The Love of Pete (Item #203136) HOMEWORK Discussion Questions: 5.02 How do conversations make a difference in the lives of Pete and Judy? MODULE FIVE: YOUR DIAGNOSTIC TOOL RESULTS             Office of … Continue reading

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The Rabbi’s Gift

MODULE FOUR: DIALOGUE SEMINAR VIDEO MODULE Lunch: The Rabbi’s Gift (Item #218043)[1]             HOMEWORK Discussion Questions: 5.01 Why does The Rabbi’s Gift work as a system for change? MODULE FIVE: YOUR DIAGNOSTIC TOOL RESULTS             Office of Congregational Development staff … Continue reading

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Prayer Walking

3.4 Prayer Walking: If you simply walk through your neighborhood, how many conversations can you start? Then pray for people you meet and their needs as you learn them. Keep an ongoing diary of your conversations with your neighbors; track … Continue reading

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NETWORK OF INFLUENCERS EXERCISE

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: 3.1 JOURNAL: Record your reflections and document your answers to the Questions for a Better Understanding found on page 139 with regard to this module. 3.2 NETWORK OF INFLUENCERS EXERCISE: Look for the communication structure or network within … Continue reading

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If conversations change lives, then a working definition of a person’s micro-mission field would be all those with whom that person had conversation on a regular basis.

E. If conversations change lives, then a working definition of a person’s micro-mission field would be all those with whom that person had conversation on a regular basis. F. A social system has a structure which gives regularity and stability … Continue reading

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Six Factors Which Encourage Adoption

D. Six Factors Which Encourage Adoption:[1] Characteristics of an innovation are evaluated in five basic ways which help determine the rate of adoption. Adoption speeds up with a higher perception of relative advantage to benefit an individual’s economic welfare, social … Continue reading

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Five Steps in Adoption: Diffusion research identifies five main steps in the innovation decision process which occur in a time ordered sequence

C. Five Steps in Adoption: Diffusion research identifies five main steps in the innovation decision process which occur in a time ordered sequence: knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation and confirmation. For the potential adopter, the purpose of the process is to … Continue reading

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The diffusion of an innovation is a process of managing communication.

Section Two: Effective Communication OBSERVATIONS, QUOTES AND ASSUMPTIONS: Agree or disagree? A. The diffusion of an innovation is a process of managing communication. Mass media channels help create an awareness of an innovation and tend to inform Innovators and Early … Continue reading

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Organic change starts small and innocuous, so that resistance to change doesn’t seem necessary.

D. Organic growth is incremental and gradual, but increments multiply in size with each generation. Organic change starts small and innocuous, so that resistance to change doesn’t seem necessary. The change accelerates in the background, doubling at each stage, to … Continue reading

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Once critical mass is achieved, large scale, rapid adoption of the innovation is inevitable.

B. The innovation that is needed in churches today is elementary yet entirely sufficient: Jesus is Lord. The scientific principles of the Diffusion of Innovations properly applied in churched culture can help us understand how to overcome resistance to this … Continue reading

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