It takes no more than a casual look around to see the devastating results a church in crisis can have. Christians who are less committed are Christians who are being influenced by the world rather than being an influence on the world (a light that shines in darkness).

While a few mega-churches are growing, many draw almost exclusively from other, often smaller, churches. One survey shows that 58 percent of all churches in the United States (approximately 190,000) have congregations of 80 members or fewer. Often the low membership numbers result in a lack of organization, a loss of energy and pastors who are on the fast track to burnout.