One of the primary reasons the church in America is becoming so ineffective and irrelevant is because the world is being allowed to change the church rather than the church changing the world.
In an effort to be more appealing, the church is actually surrendering its uniqueness, its salt & light, and its power. The church is being lazy and allowing the things of the world in, instead of being world-changers and going into the entire world with the love and power of Christ. The current approach of the church is backward thinking and a non-biblical approach to the great commission. In an effort to be relevant, the church is quickly becoming irrelevant. We must try to change this trend.