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Journal publications, conferences, technical reports on church growth and other modelling.

Journal Publications - Church Growth

Conferences - Church Growth

Technical Reports

Popular Publications

  • Church Growth and Spiritual Life. (with L Howells.) Future First. April 2011, published by Brierley Consultancy.
  • Can the Church be Tipped into Growth? Quadrant May 2006, published by Christian Research.
  • Passing on the Faith. Quadrant March 2002, published by Christian Research.
  • Modelling Church Growth - Mathematically, Church Growth Digest, 23(1) pp.3-5, 2001. British Church Growth Association.
  • Church Growth - A Disease!! Quadrant September 2000, published by Christian Research.

Non-Church Growth Publications and Conferences

  • Hayward J. & Roach P.A.. (2019). The concept of force in population dynamics, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 531, 121736, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2019.121736.
  • Wyburn J. & Hayward J. (2018). An application of an analogue of the partition function to the evolution of diglossia, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 516,.447-463.. DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2018.10.047.
  • Hayward J. & Roach P.A. (2017). Newton's Laws as an Interpretive Framework in System Dynamics. System Dynamics Review, 33(3-4), 183-218. DOI: 10.1002/sdr.1586.
  • Jeffs R.A., Hayward J., Roach P.A. & Wyburn J. (2016). Activist Model of Political Party Growth. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 442, 359-372. DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2015.09.002; arXiv:1509.07805. Physica A.
  • Hayward J. (2015). Newton’s Laws of System Dynamics. Presented at the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, MA, July 2015.
  • Hayward J. & Boswell G.P. (2014). Model Behaviour and the Concept of Loop Impact: A Practical Method. System Dynamics Review, 30(1), 29-57. DOI: 10.1002/sdr.1511
  • Hayward J., Jeffs R.A., Howells L. & Evans K.S. (2014). Model Building with Soft Variables: A Case Study on Riots. Presented at the 32nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands, July 2014. Poster version
  • Hayward J. (2012). Model Behavior and the Strengths of Causal Loops: Mathematical Insights and a Practical Method. Presented at the 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, St. Gallen, Switzerland, July 2012. A method for identifying understanding dominant feedback/causal loops which can be applied to church growth models.
  • Wyburn J. & Hayward J. (2010). A Model of Language-Group Interaction and Evolution Including Language Acquisition Planning, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 34(3), 167-200.
  • Wyburn J. & Hayward J. (2009). OR and Language Planning: Modelling The Interaction Between Unilingual and Bilingual Populations, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60(5), 626-636.
  • Wyburn J. & Hayward J. (2008). The Future of Bilingualism: An Application of the Baggs and Freedman Model , Journal of Mathematical Sociology 32(4), 267-284. Uses similar ideas to the church growth models.

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