Eddie Hammett has written extensively through the years about the Gathered and Scattered church. He makes the distinction between the church when we assemble and when we are dispersed into our community. He argues that both forms of the church are essential. Institutional churches normally focus on the times that we spend together rather than when we are dispersed into our community. This link is to a current article that he has written about how the current pandemic might give the church an opportunity to think about how we do ministry now and how this experience might change us as we move forward.
If you are interested in thinking about the future and how churches can explore ways to minister more effectively, this challenging article may prove insightful. The link is: https://cbfnc.org/scattering-church-emerges-hope-for-the-church-in-days-of-covid-19/