Here’s a really good article about how how the work of missions is becoming increasingly humanitarian and the Gospel is being treated as an afterthought:
But the term “missions” itself now carries with it a negative connotation, even in politically and theologically conservative circles. Christians today typically travel abroad to serve others, but not necessarily to spread the gospel.
He calls these workers “vacationaries,” those who idea are that missions is primarily about service and humanitarian needs, not first the Gospel.
Here’s the story from the Wall Street Journal: