I am part of a facebook group that turned me onto this video by Alan Hirsch. He is a gifted missiologist- that is the fancy term for student and teacher of the mission of the church.
It is worth 18 minutes of time to watch.
Favorite quotes...he is rephrasing Einstein in the first one:
"The problems of the church cannot be resolved with the same kind of thinking that created those problems in the first place."
"If we want to dig a hole over there, its no good digging deeper here."
"Part of our problem is the death of imagination."
God has no grandchildren comes to mind. How the church responds to the truth that Christianity is in decline will have enormous import for the future. I am praying that creative, life giving ministry will flourish.