Post Tagged with: "Holy Spirit"

 
  • 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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  • Church Decline Caused By Lack of Revival

    In my last blog [1] I showed that the primary cause of decline for the Presbyterian Church of Wales (aka Calvinist Methodists) in the 20th century was due to a […]

     
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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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  • Nagaland Revival 1976-1982

    Nagaland, an Indian state bordering Burma, saw dramatic growth in the number of Christians during the 20th century [1]. Composed of 16 separate tribes with different languages, the Naga people […]

     
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  • Is the Charismatic Revival Over?

    The Changing Nature of Worship Songs In a recent article for Christian Today, worship leader Noel Richards passed comment on the style of worship songs written in the 1990s and […]

     
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  • Conversion – Hearts Strangely Warmed

    The Meaning of “Conversion” in Church Growth Models When I present my models on church growth I invariably refer to the process by which a person joins, or starts attending, […]

     
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  • The Singing that Ended the Dance

    Modelling the growth of the church in times of revival is fraught with difficulties as the work of the Holy Spirit is so unpredictable: “The wind blows where it wishes”, […]

     
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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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  • 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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