Our world is changing at a higher rate of speed than ever before. That rate of speed is signficant, because it is not only moving quickly, but for the most part moving in a secular direction.
The need for church planting, missional living, and redemptive work on the front edge of societal change is greater than ever. You could make a very strong case that if the church is late to this game, as we have been so many times in the past, we may not survive the curve. I am not saying God will stop being at work, but I am saying we need to be good stewards of the Gospel in the times we live in.
Check out this power point to illustrate the speed of change in our world