The Pew Forum has released results of a global survey of evangelical Protestant leaders. The leaders included both those from the global north -- primarily Europe and North America and historically the hub of Christian leadership -- and those from the global south, where the church has seen incredible growth over the last several decades. The encouraging news is the level of agreement on issues of doctrine and lifestyle, the need for cultural engagement, and awareness that the most significant threats we face are internal -- growing embrace of secularism, addiction to consumerism, and inability to handle the influence of pop culture.
The main disagreement was about prospects for the future: over 70% of leaders from the global south were optimistic about the future of evangelicalism in their countries, while most leaders in the North America are pessimistic. I share that pessimism about North America, but I am hopeful for the growth of the church in the global south.