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 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, including some playing on Super Sunday, along with other tools geared to reach communities.
This year’s video features the stories and testimonies of New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson, New York Giants offensive lineman Nate Solder and Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara. It is hosted by former NFL quarterback and current broadcaster Brock Huard.
Also included are interviews with Christ-followers on the teams playing in Super Bowl LIV, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The video closes with a Gospel presentation.
For a third year, Sports Spectrum produced a 32-page Football Sunday special-edition magazine. Copies were included with every purchase of the Football Sunday package, and also sent out to all subscribers. The magazine features stories on Watson, Solder and Amukamara; a look at Chargers tight end Hunter Henry’s work with International Justice Mission; the history of Football Sunday; as well as Super Bowl stats and numbers, and devotionals from NFL players.
New for 2020 was donating more than half the price of every FBS package sold to the ministry of Compassion International.
Football Sunday, which began in 2015 with one video, has reached more than 5 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.
— Football Sunday 2019: Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum, Demario Davis share testimonies
— Chiefs claim Super Bowl: Clark Hunt thanks Lord, Patrick Mahomes aims to glorify Him
— Chiefs’ Christ-following culture starts at the top with CEO/owner Clark Hunt
— Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt: ‘My identity is my faith in Christ’
— Chiefs’ Stefen Wisniewski on trying season: ‘God allowed it to test me, to bring Him glory’
— Chiefs’ Darwin Thompson aims to be ‘identified as follower of Christ before football player’
— Chiefs radio announcer Mitch Holthus sees God’s providence in Super Bowl run
— NEW PODCAST: Marcellus Casey – Kansas City Chiefs Team Chaplain
— Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman aims to ‘be His light’ in 1st Super Bowl appearance
— Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes leads Kansas City to Super Bowl as he leans on faith
— Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt sees God at work ‘in all aspects’ of his life
— Former Chiefs RB Larry Johnson grateful for the ‘new heart’ God gave him
— Eli Manning honored, Kirk Cousins shares Gospel with 1,500 at Super Bowl Breakfast
— DeForest Buckner & Arik Armstead: Roommates, brothers in Christ leading 49ers stout D
— 49ers center Ben Garland thrust into starting role, centers himself on gratitude for God
— 49ers RB Raheem Mostert describes Bible verse tattooed on his chest
— NEW PODCAST: Earl Smith – San Francisco 49ers Team Chaplain
— Former 49ers TE Brent Jones reminisces on the first-ever postgame prayer huddle
— 49ers RB Raheem Mostert thanks God after big rushing day lifts S.F. to Super Bowl
— ‘Death Row Chaplain’ Earl Smith a source of inspiration as he ministers to 49ers, Warriors
— THE INCREASE: A Victory that Satisfies – 49ers WR Jordan Matthews