Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the biggest days of the year on the sporting calendar. Millions of people around the world tune in for a game of football.
The first Sunday in February is also one of the biggest outreach opportunities for the body of Christ. Through Football Sunday, a movement is growing to bring glory to the Name above all names on football’s biggest day.
What is Football Sunday? It’s a free resource for churches to provide their people with an inside look at faith in the NFL in a way that’s relatable to all. The main feature is an in-church sermon-replacement video starring prominent NFL players, but shorter portions of that 30-minute video are also made available, along with other tools geared to reach communities.
This year’s video features the stories and testimonies of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum and New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis. It is hosted by Saints tight end Benjamin Watson.
Also included are interviews with Christ-followers on the teams set to play in Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. The video closes with a Gospel presentation.
Football Sunday also airs on the Hillsong Channel right before the game kicks off. And for the first time, it will also air throughout the day on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
For a second year, Sports Spectrum produced a 32-page Football Sunday special edition magazine. It was made available for purchase to churches participating in Football Sunday, and was handed out to the 1,400 attendees at the NFL-sanctioned Athletes In Action Super Bowl Breakfast in Atlanta. The magazine features stories on Cousins, Keenum and Davis; a look at the history of Football Sunday; as well as Super Bowl stats and numbers, and daily devotionals from NFL players.
Football Sunday, which began in 2015 with one video, has reached more than 3 million people in more than 5,000 churches and ministries. With additional tools each year, the movement continues to grow. Visit FootballSunday.com for more information.
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