Just finished a powerful book by Paul Scanlon, called Crossing Over. It's the story of how a church transitioned from an internal focus to external. . . reaching out to their community with the love of Christ.
Pastor Scanlon knew their church was in trouble one Sunday, when during a fellowship time, he noticed that all the ladies just left their purses sitting around unattended while they visited with each other.
This meant, although their church was vibrant and growing, their increase came mostly from tranferring church people rather than bringing in the thieves.