I think we need to be more honest... being apart of the body (the church) is incredibly limiting. This is something, I think, that everyone should know before considering being apart of a local Jesus community.
Ready for it?! Your life will be limited in what you can and cannot do!
Just like the hand cannot get a manicure without the rest of the body and the foot cannot get a pedicure without the rest of the body, being apart of the body of Christ actually limits you. Your individual empire crumbles and you become apart of something bigger than yourself.
That my friends is not easy! But it is better to be honest from the get go so we know what we are getting ourselves into!
Here are a couple areas where you are limited when you apart of the body.