Posts by John Hayward

 
  • Community & Relationships in Church Growth

    I recently had an email from someone who wondered if the limited enthusiasm model of church growth implied that the church should give more attention to building relationships within the […]

     
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  • A Word I Never Use

    In life all people have words they never use, usually things like swear words which are deemed culturally offensive. However in church circles different types of churches have words they […]

     
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  • Types of Church

    For some months I have been helping to facilitate a church growth modelling workshop in Cardiff. The Church Growth Cafe has been set up though CICC, the Cymru Institute for […]

     
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  • Church Planting

    Last Saturday I was at the Cardiff Men’s Convention, a day for Christian men. Great day, excellent talks, good worship etc. There were also some interesting round table sessions, where […]

     
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  • Mexican Wave

    There is nothing like a conference to inspire your thinking and I have just come back from a great one in London, the annual gathering of the UK System Dynamics […]

     
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  • Revival with a Smile

    There have been numerous candidates for the phenomena of revival in the last hundred years or so; the 1904 Welsh revival and the 1949 Hebridean revival are accepted by most […]

     
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  • Mathematics and History

    July is the conference season for mathematicians. I have done many in my career but a history conference is a first!. Spent two days at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) […]

     
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  • Challenge to Change

    A week ago a colleague of mine organised a study day at our university on the state of the churches in Wales and what can be done. Wales has seen […]

     
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  • Fresh Expressions – First Thoughts

    Church Growth is not all about maths for me. Yes it is my primary research project in university and it takes me to academic conferences. And it is a joy […]

     
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  • What is Church Growth?

    To kick off the blog of church growth modelling it makes sense to try to understand what “church growth” actually is. The church growth modelling project has run since 1995, […]

     
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