I worry a bit about churches that dramatically switch church models. I teach a course on the Contemporary Models of the Church and wants students to see strengths in each and to borrow and adapt those strengths to their situation. One certainly noble aim is to really try to implement "spiritual formation" practices that Dallas Willard recommended (spiritual disciplines, etc.). Still, I worry that a massive shift to this approach may squelch other positive aspects of a church -- especially reaching outsiders. I dialogue about this with a friend below.
@AndyRowell that makes sense. Thanks for your thoughts. Helpful.