I am currently reading a book that states that Western culture has corrupted the American churches. One of the main tenets of the author is that America's fascination with the individual has been detrimental to the concept of community in the churches.
There is some basis for this view. American society is certainly about me, me, me first and everyone else can get in line. "You've got to look out for number one" is definitely a part of our culture's psyche.