That's the topic of this fascinating blog post over at A Conservative Blog for Peace. Be sure to check out the links provided in the post -- great reading. While the Church will no doubt be smaller and more persecuted, it is likely to be more energetic and more in continuity with its history and mission than it is currently. Perhaps God writes with crooked lines?
Update: link was broken but thanks to Serge over at A Conservative Blog for Peace, I now have the correct link. Here it is. Enjoy!