If the Church of the Nazarene is to survive the shock waves of globalization sweeping around our world Americans within the denomination need to surrender their dominate positions within the church in favor of a growing and globally pluralistic power structure.
The next reformation will be the reformation of the 'outsider' of the 'other'. This non-western reformation will tear down the grip of colonialism and prestige that many in the American churches wish to preserve.
We must humble ourselves, and assume the role of guide as our brothers and sisters begin to own the leadership and direction of our global denomination rather than fight it.
We Americans must have the humility to see ourselves as only a part of God's global mission field and be willing to accept aid and direction from foreign missionaries where we have lost our ability to navigate our own culture.
Where we have wrongfully assumed that our nation is specifically blessed by God for leadership we must repent of our arrogance.
We must strive for local impact informed by a global focus and mission.
If we continue to ignore the signs of the times indeed our time is short.
It's been some time so I'll add a few qualifiers:
Local Nazarene churches will persist, however the denomination will need to surrender even more if it's power to the local congregations to determine what a faithful Nazarene community is in that context.
It will need to follow more of a decentralized 'Starfish' model of ministry.
The church needs to reorganize largely under the context of Missions with the main focus of the church being pursuit of God's mission in each context. We must reclaim missiology as the informer of all of our ecclesiology and stop thinking of it as something those 'called people' do over 'there' and think of missiology as something we ALL do RIGHT HERE.