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SATURDAY, FEB 4, 2006  |  24 comments
Churches tackle game day attendance
Super Bowls often intercept some football fans who would normally attend church services, but area ministers are staying on offense this year. Many are not changing their game plans, while others are using schedule changes, special events and special promotions to get people inside church doors.

No records are kept for Sundays with the lowest participation, but local clergy say the big game does take a toll on church attendance.

Churches with night services have the most difficult time. That's why First Baptist Church starts its night service at 4 p.m. — two hours earlier — on Super Bowl Sunday and encourages Sunday school classes to host Super Bowl parties as an evangelistic effort. ...


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msc  
You'd think in this "Christian" society, the Super Bowl and other sports events would be more flexible with churches instead of churches getting bent out of shape over a mere game. Go to church, let the game worry about itself..if that's too hard just toss the tube.
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News Item2/4/06 8:09 PM
Jim | Nebraska  
I never seen Indian Hills Community Church ever close or change the time it's evening services for the Super Bowl.

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News Item2/4/06 7:46 PM
msc  
So some churches are letting the secular world control their affairs....chuck the game, go to church.

"Sunday school classes to host Super Bowl parties as an evangelistic effort"

Yeah, I think I read about the Apostles holding things like this at the Roman arenas, so it must be scriptural.....NOT! .

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News Item2/4/06 7:40 PM
Dave | Arizona  Contact via email
Churches should stop using promotions and gimmics and rely upon God's word and the Holy Spirit. If they do not hear Moses and the prophets then they won't come to a silly gimmic or any promotion that claims to be evangelistic. It is an infection of the charasmatic, seeker friendly movement.
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