Tthere's a lot of fun with this name (ie The Local - Serving Free Spirits Since 2014 etc :) but there's also some serious thought behind it.
I think it really captures the heart of that community hub idea but it also flies directly in the face of the religious spirit and all it's nonsense by using the pub imagery.
Also it really sets it as a localised community work - if it ever does really grow and flourish and spread to other communities it would become 'their' local...it's not like where setting up a national corporate brand to corner a market share on christianity!
(In terms of playing with the slogans and messages, I do like the idea of 'serving free spirits' but I also would use things like 'faith not religion' and 'a kingdom in a community'...those are the places where I we can draw out the context behind the name).
More seriously, if it ever grows and replicates it would then be about us mentoring others to make it work for them. It's NOT about us.
This is really growing on me, but it needs to work for more than just me. What do you think?
It may just reflect that I'm more naturally wired and inclined to run a pub than a church too !!!! :)