There are 4 Church trends which the U.S. is experiencing. These trends follow the trends of the decline of the Church in Australia and Europe (two increasingly secular continents). These trends are:
- Decline of major denominations.
- Loss of ages 30 and under.
- Smaller congregations/higher operating costs.
- Fewer seminary-trained leaders.
Source: Leadership Next by Eddie Gibbs. InterVarsity Press. 11. 2005.