From the very beginning, Christianity has experienced slow growth in Thailand. This article examines the historical hindrances to growth in Thailand. What are they, and why have they hindered church growth? Early hindrances have included climate and disease, ministry approaches, and a lack of persecution. Historical and present hindrances are also examined, including the foreignness of Christianity, confrontational evangelism, and the Thai patron-client social structure. Once identified, missions organizations and missionaries can make adjustments to be more effective in impacting the kingdom of Thailand for the gospel.
Hilderbrand, K. M. (2016). A Historical Analysis of Hinderances Related to the Slow Growth of Christianity in Thailand. Great Commission Research Journal, 7(2), 66-80. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/gcrj/vol7/iss2/6