Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

Information spreads on the other side of the chasm by conversations between homophilous individuals that share kinship

F. BRIDGING TO THE NEXT CATEGORY:                 Information spreads on the other side of the chasm by conversations between homophilous individuals that share kinship and enjoy talking with each other. Media presentations favored by visionaries, such as advertising or sermons, … Continue reading

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CROSSING THE CHASM: From Visionary Minority to Pragmatic Majority

G. CROSSING THE CHASM             The pragmatists that make up the Early Majority prefer innovations which are continuous improvements on existing comfortable norms and which do not require changes in behavior.[1] Innovators and Early Adopters are excited about innovations that … Continue reading

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Early Adopters or Visionaries

Section Three: Early Adopters or Visionaries Pastor: There’s a light bulb burnt out in the sanctuary. Can you help? Early Adopter: Has anyone analyzed whether it’s in our best interests to spend the extra money on those long lasting bulbs? … Continue reading

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HOMEWORK Discussion Questions: Innovators

HOMEWORK Discussion Questions: 2.03. Who do you know in this adopter category, inside and outside the church? 2.04. For Innovators inside your church, what are their passionate interests? Where do they look for new ideas? 2.05. What would a church … Continue reading

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Innovators are always searching for someone with whom they can communicate about their enthusiasms.

G. As comparatively few people have an interest in new ideas, Innovators are always searching for someone with whom they can communicate about their enthusiasms. As this communication requires a technical, specialized vocabulary, someone both interested and able to talk … Continue reading

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Innovators will be perceived as living both inside and outside their cultures of origin, functionally linking two or more worlds and advocating diversity and pluralism.

D. Innovators will be perceived as living both inside and outside their cultures of origin, functionally linking two or more worlds and advocating diversity and pluralism.[1] Due to their variation from communal norms, Rogers states that the “most innovative member … Continue reading

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Innovators or Technology Enthusiasts

Section Two: Innovators or Technology Enthusiasts Pastor: There’s a light bulb burnt out in the sanctuary. Can you help? Innovator: If you’ll just be patient, my nuclear fusion bulb will be at the prototype stage real soon now. Never needs … Continue reading

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G. Critical mass: An “S-shaped diffusion curve ‘takes off’ at about 10-25% adoption

G. Critical mass: An “S-shaped diffusion curve ‘takes off’ at about 10-25% adoption, when interpersonal networks become activated so that a critical mass of adopters begins using an innovation.”[1] Once critical mass is achieved, large scale, rapid adoption of the … Continue reading

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1.6 Looking for Current Anxiety

1.6 Looking for Current Anxiety: Review all the local church is doing; is anything not running smoothly? Where does anxiety build? What are the reinforcing process and balancing processes at work? Review the people of the church; who are the … Continue reading

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