church is what you make it. some do a great job of connecting within and outside while other places its a social network to reinforce narrow views or factions be it political, gender, race or socio economic.
My church, they NEVER EVER get into politics, as it should be, but simply try to point people back to Jesus and applying the bible to your every day life.
Who knows, one day they may send me to Asheville or Wilmington to start a small one up.
Believe me, it won't be the atypical place.
I would have zod in charge of marketing and art camps.
dimbee would be building superintendent
kurb activity director
scrum the science guy
panthro maybe for sheer awesomness
gtg- potluck director
meat- jokes on back of bulletin
husker- teen director since he is ahead of the curve on what is hip/fail
hepcat/imicus and a couple of others would be the band
epi- local resident doctor
rodeo- theatre troupe( i can help on that too)
and I would rotate lessons with a couple of good talkers
If it's Wilmington, a sweet surf ministry. Church wouldn't be an hour long during the warm months and its surf up baby. Food/picnic on the beach
Every week we pull our talented resources together and whatever the city/community needs knocked out we go knock it out.