THE EQUIPPING CHURCH
Resources for ministry in daily life - Part Two
by Alistair Mackenzie
The article itself is very long and pretty academic. What follows is a brief glance to whet your appetite.
The above diagram is entitled
EXTERNALLY DEFINED CYCLES IN A GIVEN SOCIETY

It represents a model of the interaction between the different cycles in a human life.
One has a LIFE cycle (Biosocial life cycle)
a WORK or career cycle and
a FAMILY cycle

Mackenzie refers to it as Fig. 1.You will have to "back-arrow" to this page to see it if it does not load in the actual article.
The author makes use of a hypothesis put forward by Edgar Schein: an individual's effectiveness is lowest when the total difficulty of the tasks required is at its highest, but greater difficulty also produces the greatest opportunity for radical growth. Mackenzie links the theory of cyclical interaction to the development of faith, and discusses the stages of faith as identified by various scholars.
Read the article.
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TBP Volume 2 Issue 3 ADVENT 2000 page16