For a long period of time, there has been a war against reason, largely a justified reaction to the Enlightenment’s deification of it. With Post-modernism’s deification of irrationalism, the Church is having a difficulty persuading people to listen to her message from the divine authority of Scripture.
This has made the church panic, as her numbers dwindle. In reaction, they have attempted to use marketing techniques to build the church. Mid-week prayer meetings have gone by the wayside in order to attract the lost with endless programs. All of this this betrays a real Pelagian or semi-Pelagian idea of evangelism/missions. There is a lack of trust in the power of the Gospel and higher trust in human wisdom.