So what does it look like?
That’s a question I ask myself all the time.
I’m no prophet, or the son of a prophet, but I have a prediction to make: in the future, churches will have to look a little different. Already the rate of secularization has far outpaced the rate of the spread of Christianity, which means that every year that passes represents a slow death in the Church’s ability to maintain itself how it always has with its fancy buildings and expensive programs.
John S Dickerson, author of The Great Evangelical Recession says, “If the trend of decrease in the church and increase in secularism continues, it’s not farfetched to expect the Unites States to be as secular as England or Germany within a matter of decades” (116).
So what will the church look like? What will it look like to be a missionary in the Unites States? It may look like the video above.
It’s an interesting video that shows a group of people living in missional communities.
Here’s a few notable quotes that describes how they live:
“This is not just an event…this is submitting my life.”
“I think one of the most powerful apologetics of the gospel is when a group of people love one another, live in unity together, in the midst of a broken dark depraved world, and they don’t think they have to remove themselves from the world to be sanctified, but believe that the gospel is powerful enough to sanctify them in the middle of a broken world.”
So what do you think? What does it look like to be a missionary in the Western world or America? To leave a comment click here.