I have been reading Wall's "The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History"
Walls analyzes Latourette’s definition of "expansion." How do we know if a Christian movement is happening? He provides three different “tests” in looking at it:
- The Church Test: Is there a spreading of new congregations?
- The Kingdom Test: What is the strength and depth of them movement – is it impacting people's lives and how?
- The Gospel Test: How is Christianity affecting mankind as a whole?
So, lets rate the church in the USA.
If you were "the boss" of an organization charged with reaching the USA, how would you rate the three items above – not just for your organization, but the church movement in the USA as a whole?