Kenneth W HowardThe FaithX Project
Kenneth W Howard
Helping congregations survive and thrive in turbulent times.
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My research interests include congregational vitality and sustainability, faith-based demographics, psychographics, and meta-demographics, meaning and motivation, socio-historical examination of religion and ministry, and the future of faith. FaithX, the organization I head, sponsors the academic journal, “Social and Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry,”
December 2016 - present
- A nonprofit consulting practice helping faith-based communities and the organizations that support them become more vision-driven, experimental, and context sensitive.
Excommunicating the Faithful traces the development of Jewish Christianity from among the earliest Jesus followers through its apparent disappearance in the fourth or fifth century. The author’s thesis is that among Jewish Christians in the early Church, there existed at least one Jewish Christian sect whose theology stood within the acceptable bou...
Since the publication of Kenneth Howard’s 2017 article, “The Religion Singularity: A Demographic Crisis Destabilizing and Transforming Institutional Christianity,” there has been an increasing demand to understand the root causes and historical foundations for why institutional Christianity is in a state of de-institutionalization. In response to H...
The purpose of this article is to trace the emergence of a worldwide church demographic crisis that the author calls the "Religion Singularity," and to project its impact on the future of institutional Christianity. For nineteen centuries, Christianity experienced strong and steady growth in the total numbers of Christians, worship centers, and den...
The numbers of Christian denominations and worship centers are rising at twice the rate of increase of the total Christian population worldwide, forcing the size of those organizations inexorably down, and rendering them unsustainable in their current form by the end of the 21st century.
This paper presents a comprehensive expectancy model of motivation and its implications for adult education and training. It traces the origins of valence-instrumentality-expectancy theory from its roots in social learning theory, through its early development and classical forms, to recent, more complex models. The proposed model describes expecta...