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Consider Darrell L. Guder’s portrait of the current state of the North American Mission in Missional Church;

“The great modern missionary movement has been, despite all the controversy and debate, a truly successful enterprise. On the other hand, while modern missions have led to an expansion of world Christianity, Christianity in North America has moved (or been moved) away from its position of dominance as it has experienced the loss not only of numbers but of power and influence within society.”

My question is a simple one, has Guder understood the culture of the North American mission or has he understated its health and vibrance?