All around the continent people gather together to watch the Super Bowl. In fact research tells us that 1/3rd of America watches the Big Game and it is growing increasingly popular year by year in Canada and Mexico. Super Bowl Sunday has become a pseudo holiday and a great opportunity for your church to connect with the community. My favorite outreach to do on the day before or the day of the Super Bowl is to go to apartment complexes, duplexes, or neighborhoods where the houses are close together, going door to door giving away free soda and popcorn (or whatever is popular in your context). We coach our teams to knock on the doors, and when people answer say, “Hey guys we know its Super Bowl weekend, so we are showing Christ’s love in a practical way by giving out free soda and free popcorn, so how many do you need?” Our teams give as many cans and packs of popcorn as there are people at the Super Bowl party. We have also done this outreach simply giving away 2 liters.
We have seen this outreach touch many people. I still remember doing this outreach as a junior high student and seeing a man our team served and prayed for at church the next weekend. A friend of mine, who is a pastor, told me that a lady they reached on a similar outreach came to their church gathering 4 years later, with the empty can of free soda exclaiming how powerful this gesture of kindness was to her. This same woman ended up Surrendering her life to Christ and became a staff member at the church in which served her in a practical way.