"At least in Russia–and China–the age of euphoria prominent 30 years ago is gone. The church missions committed to short-term gains have left for greener pastures and the congregations remaining behind are now, more than ever, required to determine their own fates. Increasingly required to live from their own funding, church projects are becoming more sustainable. Huge building and educational projects are only a memory. This general and expected course of events can be attributed in part to short attention spans in the West; increased government pressure is only one of numerous factors."
"Atomization, Decentralization, and Sustainability: Prominent Trends on the Russian Protestant Church Scene,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 40
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol40/iss2/4