I think that is the edge of the local church. In our day you can go online and hear tons of excellent speakers who are master wordsmiths and great inspirers towards faith. They are producing inspiration and deep theology for a people who are trying to live out their faith in Jesus. As I read the gospels some of the most touching moments that Jesus has are not the big crowds, but the intimate conversations with paralytics, adulteresses, grieving families, the ill, injured, and confused. Being present in people's lives in good and bad times has truly enriched my preaching. Not all preachers can give tons of pastoral care and some shouldn't. Larger churches have different needs and those churches find exciting ways to take care of the people. Extremely small churches typically have the pastor do all the visitation and care work. In a church my size it really takes more than just the pastors to care for the flock. We use shepherds, small groups, members, and staff to reach out to those who are hurting or need visitation. It is great to see the body work together that way. This is one way we resonate together!
Every time I leave a hospital room or someone's home or a lunch meeting with a member I am reminded that I was just engaged in holy moments and on holy ground.