Post Tagged with: "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?

     
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  • John Wesley Under the Contemporary Spotlight

    Recently I had a lengthy comment on my blog post about John Wesley in Wales.  The comments raised so many issues that I felt it needed a long reply. So I have made the reply into a blog!

     
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  • John Wesley, Enthusiasm and Today’s Church

    Recently, while on holiday in Pembrokeshire, I passed a plaque in the town of Haverfordwest dedicated to the memory of the pioneer Methodist evangelist, John Wesley.

     
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  • Church Growth Limited by Evangelistic Purity

    The fourth in the series on limits to church growth. The relationship between a mixed church and the effectiveness of evangelism.

     
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  • Church Growth and the Perils of Second-Order Feedback

    Feedback is the process where an action has an effect, which in turn changes the original action. Either it magnifies it ­– reinforcing feedback; or it corrects it – balancing feedback

     
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  • Feedback and Church Growth

    Feedback in a system that changes over time is the mechanism where an action results in an effect, which then in turn influences the original action. The action literally “feeds […]

     
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  • Infectious Church Growth

    An “Agent-Based” View The central hypothesis I use to model church growth is that religious belief spreads like an infectious disease. This principle is built into the limited enthusiasm model […]

     
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  • Where to Plant a Church?

    Big City, Small Town, or Rural? Despite church decline, church planting continues at a fast pace. In the cities of the UK the church landscape has a generous number of […]

     
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  • Closing Rural Churches

    Is This the Way to Church Growth? Recently in an article for the Guardian newspaper Giles Fraser suggested the Church of England should do to its churches what Beeching did […]

     
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  • Limits to Church Growth – Part 2

    The Reproduction of Enthusiasts In a previous post I investigated two barriers to church growth: Lack of supply of religion by the church; and lack of demand for religion in […]

     
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