​I understand why “church” often is reduced to sitting in impersonal rows to watch a well-scripted “service” each week by a staged speaker and his “worship” team. 

Even though that has nothing to do with church as the New Testament shows or commands it …

It eliminates the hard work of us actually being the church through functional community which gathers for unassuming ministry one to another as we strengthen and encourage each other through the diverse gifts and abilities God distributes among us.