This sounds true to me:
Don't be fooled by window dressing. Most of these churches are still hierarchical, still centered on the big gathering, still are not reaching their communities, and do not truly empower anyone. Most of these churches have no intention of releasing control of their people (and thereby their cash flow), and most have no idea what is really happening in the culture around them.
You can manage an audience, you cannot manage community. If you do, it dies.
You can build an audience, you can only grow a community.
You can program groups, you can't program community.
From Len H.