Lack of money forcing change in the church
In my corner of the church world there seems to be a lot of people seeing the need for change. There is a downward trend in donations. This seems to be impacting missions organizations, Colleges, Seminaries, and denominations the most. I know of 3 evangelical denominations that have had to merge boards and cut back staff because of funding. In many institutions survival is a strong instinct. I work in one, and I like my job. I don’t want to lose it. Out of a desire to survive many organizations will change.
Even though there seems to be widespread agreement on the need for change, there are few that are sure of what needs to happen. Money is one of the foundational pillars holding up our institutions. Most church leaders and pastors have a difficult time envisioning church ministry with a lot less money.