stunted growth

"A Jesus-centered community is an attractive community—a community that encourages, forgives, serves, loves, and invites non-Christians into its community.
Although God ultimately causes our growth, God has chosen the community to facilitate that growth!
If we do not share life together, we stunt the growth of the church. In order to nurture the field and increase the harvest, we must be involved in one another’s lives. This means surrendering our “rights” to individualistic privacy, convenience, and comfort."

Jonathan Dodson, Gospel-Centered Discipleship