Icebreaker: Evaluate the impact of Batman on Gotham. Is Gotham better for Batman’s work? What do you think the city really needs?
Read: Colossians 1:15-23
What does it mean to be that Christ is the firstfruits? What does that mean for us?
In what ways does it make sense that the church is in the middle of this passage about the “Cosmic Christ”? What is God’s purpose for the church?
In what ways has the historic institutional church fallen short of this? What do you think went wrong?
How are we to overcome the spirit of the Bridezilla in the Church?
If Christ is the head, how is that to be reflected in the body?
Reflect on a body with Christ as the head. What would his hand pick up? Where would his feet go? What about other body parts?
What does being a body have to do with being a community?
How does being “in Christ” give us an advantage in community building?