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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Jan 8, 2003.
What will your church do on SuperBowl Sunday?
Sorry to have this in "General" for those who hate football and, like Job, want to curse Lombardi and die.
But want this to get the MOST EXPOSURE. Please do not move.
Oh, wait, I'm the Moderator of this forum!
We don't usually have evening services. We have afternoon services. This is because many people have to drive awhile to get to our church. We wouldn't change anything, though. Could you imagine a church playing the superbowl in the auditorium, etc? I can't.
There was a similar question in the Sports forum a few weeks back. It suffered the same fate as this one.
My church has been using the Super Bowl as an outreach night. Families come to our Community Center where a pot-luck (pot-grace??) dinner is arranged. Decorations and games for the kids are added. A projection T.V. makes things bigger than life. Halftime is a sports/evangelism related video (created professionally) just for the event.
We have had a good participation rate.
This year we will change things a bit by having our Growth Groups meet in individual houses for the event.
AND THIS YEAR THE EAGLES WILL BE IN THE GAME! HOOOO HOOOO HOOOOO! GO EAGLES!!!!
We are taking a very similar approach. Great opportunity for fellowship and outreach.
Has anyone seen Family Christian Stores latest flyer? It has the "Big Game Outreach" kit advertised in it. On the box, in the picture they're showing, it says it's, "the ultimate football evavgelism tool."
I know a lot of churches do things for the Super Bowl, but this is the first time I've seen anything offered commercially.
Nothing ever happens in the first half, so usually I'm back to see the rest of the blowout game. The Canadian grey cup has always been a barnburner of a game. Beats the superbowl everytime in excitement..
Nothing other than normal. It's my personal belief that a churches compromise or conformity for the sake of anything of this world is wrong.
Even if my teams the Falcons and Titans are in the big game, I'll not miss a second of church for it and would pray that nothing would be changed.
[ January 09, 2003, 09:17 PM: Message edited by: Bro. Kevin ]
our church will do nothing different. Pastor will probably tell us he isn't going to preach long (for those think they are missing something) but in the past when he has said this the lord had other plans. One night he said he wasn't going to keep us and at the end of the service someone got saved. OH! wait that was ME
keeping the faith
[ January 09, 2003, 09:45 PM: Message edited by: BLESSEDx3 ]
Well Glory BLESSEDx3.
I would assume that you are outraged that our churches have stopped the 1st century practice of holding all member's property in common and dispensing as needed?
19 centuries of compromise for the sake of private property, secular careers, etc...
And now churches are utilizing the Super Bowl as an outreach tool? Now I'm really steamed!
Jonathan, you have misinterpreted my post. What I meant was that if someone shortens a service or cancels it altogether. No need to be sarcastic.
Thank you, Jonathan. Well said.
Nothing, as far as I know, but my pastor is a huge Eagles' fan, so I'm sure he'll plan somthing.
Traditionally, we have a big party at my sister and her husband's house.
This year, what with the Eagles and all, people have already responded that we havent heard from in years and it looks to be big.
[ January 11, 2003, 03:19 PM: Message edited by: Mike McK ]
I am not sure why anyone thinks it is a bad thing.
Since I live in the UK and we are 5 hrs ahead of you it does not affect our church services. I have not missed a Super Bowl for 20 yrs.........
Dr Bob how about you?
Never miss it. Our annual church business meeting (after lunch on Sunday) is ALWAYS on Super Sunday. Done by 2 pm and no evening service.
Last year I was at my son Josh's church in Michigan and they had 50+ teens and 30 pizzas and big screen and a real party.
This year our church (E-Free) does not have a p.m. service, so all guilt removed!
Our Youth will be having a Super Bowl Pizza Party this year as they have had every year I have been there. Some times people don't show so they can watch it but hey I have not come for reasons less then that. So dare I judge? Nope! LOL
Love in Christ Angie
The only super bowl I have is for my porridge, but what about the NCAA basketball? Well, I am glued to the telly then.
I once wore a Chicago Bears sweatshirt to a Green Bay Packers practice and my (Green Bay born) son-in-law asked me to zip my jacket..I wonder why?
I can relate Jim. I once wore a Chicago Cubs jacket to a St. Louis Cardinal game in St. Louis. I wasn't sure I would get out of there alive!
As for the Super Bowl. Our church does not cancel church services for any reason. Those that want to stay home and watch the Super Bowl do it. Those who want to come and worship have a place to do so.
I wonder why VCR's were invented?