2.5 % – Innovators
13.5 – Early adopters
34% – Early majority
34 % – Late majority
16% – Laggard (or as I like to say, the ‘not-over-my-dead-body’ group)
The question I have for everyone is to what extent does your willingness to embrace change impact your willingness to be transformed by the Gospel? As a follower of Jesus do you readily make the changes that Jesus is calling for in your life? Or do you do so only after much foot-dragging and even rebellion? If you find yourself putting limits on how much of your day is spent with Jesus or if you are comfortable with a ‘Sunday-only’ kind of relationship with Jesus, then maybe you’re not as open to change as you think you are.
Just because you like contemporary worship and follow all of the trendiest pastors/teachers/bloggers doesn’t mean that you accept change easily. It may be that you are hiding behind those things, using them as a shield to keep the arrows of transformation from piercing your heart. So before you write-off those late majority types and laggards as being out of touch with the new reality, take a closer look at how easily you are allowing your life to be transformed by Jesus.