How does this play out for the church?
Some will die, some will hitch a ride on a passing wheelchair, and some will change their vision, values, and purpose with every new pastoral or culture shift. Some will thrive and live in culture, some will try to stop culture from changing, some will try to change with culture, some will try to change culture, and some will just simply lose importance.
What will happen to these churches will happen to these churches.
The challenge really is this: how do we read the culture and effectively communicate the big idea concepts so that we can start from the same definition and journey towards the same conclusion – Jesus?
Somewhere, somehow, and somewhen there is a lowest common denominator for everything; we must find the highest common denominator and then maybe language, life, truth, and authentic Jesus-centered-spirituality will live again.