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  • Revival is an Exceptional Work of the Holy Spirit

    “What is a revival?” Answers to this question are essential if you want to understand the rationale for the Church Growth Modelling project. The fifth and final in this series of five articles comes from a sermon I have preached […]

     
  • Revival Involves the Presence of God

    Part 4 of 5. “What is a revival?” Answers to this question are essential if you want to understand the rationale for the Church Growth Modelling project. The fourth in this series of five articles comes from a sermon I […]

     
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  • Revival is God’s Way of Advancing His Kingdom

    Part 3 of 5. “What is a revival?” Answers to this question are essential if you want to understand the rationale for the Church Growth Modelling project. The third in this series of five articles comes from a sermon I […]

     
  • British Religious Identity: Unpacking The 2021 Census

    This week, the Office for National Statistics released the 2021 census data on religious identity. The headline figure was grim news for Christians and their churches: Less than half of England and Wales identify as Christian.

     
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  • Help! My Church is Heading for Extinction

    What Can I Do? I have had considerable feedback from my two posts on the Growth, Decline and Extinction of UK Churches [1]. Many people have been concerned by forecasts of extinction and have asked me what they can do […]

     
  • Revival is a Work of God

    “What is a revival?” Answers to this question are essential if you want to understand the rationale for the Church Growth Modelling project. The first answer is that revival is a work of God.

     
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  • Progressive Ideology

    UK Church Decline and Progressive Ideology

    Some churches in the UK are being influenced by the prevailing progressive ideology in Western culture. How does denominational growth and decline relate to acceptance of progressive ideas? This question is addressed examining the denominations’ approach to marriage.

     
  • UK Church Membership change

    Growth, Decline and Extinction of UK Churches

    Christianity is declining in the UK. In particular, the numbers participating in churches are decreasing each year. Of course, not all denominations are declining. A few are growing. What is the pattern of growth and decline across the UK denominations? […]

     
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    What is Revival? Introduction

    Answers to this question are essential if you want to understand the rationale for the Church Growth Modelling project. The first in this series of five articles is based on Acts 1:1-12.

    Read about the Breadalbane Revival in Perthshire, Scotland in 1800

     
  • Church Growth Welsh Revival 1904-5

    Church Growth Modelling – The State of the Art

    Background I started the church growth modelling project back in 1995 following a chance comment concerning the then-popular “Toronto Blessing”. A friend of mine noted the phenomenon’s growth and said: “It is spreading like a disease!” That got me wondering, […]

     
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  • Church growth plotted against enthusiasts

    Enthusiasts – Quantity or Quality?

    In the church growth models, “enthusiast” is the name given to the Christian believer who is responsible for bringing unbelievers to faith. Which is better for church growth, more enthusiasts or better enthusiasts?

     
  • Billy Graham, Church Growth and Revival

    Given the news yesterday of the death of the great evangelist Billy Graham, I felt I needed to blog a few words in honour of a man who God used to do so much for the cause of the Gospel in the 20thcentury.

     
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