The North American church is on a journey. It is a journey compelled by the church’s decline in the past half century. The primary lesson that is being learned on this journey is that mission catalyzes Christianity in a way that nothing else does. Western European Christendom has significantly influenced the North American church. This expression of Christianity drifted radically from the early churches missional clarity. The result was an anemic Christianity that saw little personal and societal transformation. Missionally-minded and outwardly-focused pastors are essential to helping the North American church recover its missional orientation.
Thompson, D. K. (2013). The North American Church Journey: Lessons We Are Learning. Great Commission Research Journal, 5(1), 66-72. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/gcrj/vol5/iss1/7