Many congregations lose touch with their community context. This does not happen suddenly. It is a gradual transition. The congregation is successful enough and comfortable enough that it does not sufficiently notice the geographical context slipping away from it.
Such congregations must rediscover their context. They must reposition themselves psychologically and strategically as a new congregation in their context. They must imagine they have a core group who are seeking to establish themselves as a new missional movement. They must focus on the spiritual and strategic actions to connect with the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of their context.