I'm having unformed thoughts, and rather than trying to get them all ironed out, I thought I would open the floor.
What is the simplest church you know of? Simple in organization, mission, membership, finances and leadership. What do you think the simplest church could be? What "complications" -- even hallowed ones -- would you vote off the island first?
I can imagine so many permutations -- and as many ways these could fail -- but I wonder what occurs first to you.