The specific trend that I’ve seen over the past 40 years, is the desire for the church to be like the denominations round about them (cf. 1 Samuel 8:5; 1 Samuel 8:19-20). The mindset of present-day people hasn’t changed much in 3,000 years.
Bro. Wayne Jackson made some other significant observations regarding trends and the great needs of the church, in an article written by Bro. Steve Lloyd in 2002, as he interviewed Bro. Jackson: