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  • Contagion in Cwmbran: A New “Welsh Outpouring”?

    It would be a brave person to make the claim that there is a new Welsh Revival. Wales is known as the Land of Revivals, with at least 15 revivals […]

     
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  • “Church Growth in Britain” – A Review

    Book’s Purpose I have just finished reading a book called Church Growth in Britain[1], which may seem a strange title given the church in the UK has been in persistent […]

     
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  • Census 2011 – Initial thoughts on Religious Adherence.

    Today the figures for religious identity were released for the 2011 census in England and Wales. The headline figure is that the percentage of people identifying themselves as Christian has […]

     
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  • Women Bishops and Church Growth

    Today was the day the Church of England narrowly turned down a proposal that would allow women to become bishops. Clearly this made headline news in the UK, especially as […]

     
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  • Dealing with Church Decline

    Church growth is not just an academic study for me; it is personal. Not only am I fascinated by the growth and decline of churches; I am part of it. […]

     
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  • Enthusiasm and the Presence of God

    I love enthusiasm! It may be a crowd enthusiastic for their sports team, an academic passionate for their subject, or a child in raptures over their latest toy. It is […]

     
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  • The Strength of the Christian Church in the USA

    It is often remarked by sociologists of religion that the Christian church is much stronger in the USA than in the UK. This is reflected in the figures where in […]

     
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  • 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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