Changes in the church has a delayed impact on global missions
Agreed, with the 'dechurching' of America comes a smaller pool of potential disciples for organizations to draw from when recruiting cross-cultural workers. This is why we have seen the dramatic increase in the percentage of these workers coming from the majority world over the past 30+ years. It remains crucial, however for us to continue to challenge the American church to not be merely a sending body, but a going body as well. We still need North American believers to answer the call to go! Great thoughts... thanks for continuing to challenge us!