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Of Fellowship and Football: A Guide to Navigating the Post-Church Service NFL Season (Part II)


 


Two members of Summitview. Two passionate football fans. Two passionate pursuers of Christ-honoring fellowship. Two blog posts about football and fellowship – written by a Dallas Cowboys fan and New York Jets fan. Please pray for them. And read Part I here.


Quickly: Review the football-watching vocabulary from yesterday. It is critical to understanding how to successfully watch football as a Discipleship Team.

[Waiting.]

Good. Now on to the key elements of a successful football-watching season.

Football season has started and the games begin at 11 a.m. each Sunday. The execution of the post-church plan is crucial for most football fans. Now, I can’t advise leaving church early to watch a football game. You are only missing the first 20 minutes of action so long as Mitch doesn’t run long. And if he does, who can blame him? He’s not pressed for time because he roots for the Vikings.  

Here are 11 rules/convictions/pearls of wisdom to keep in mind and to grow in for this upcoming football season:

1. Memorize the game schedule: When does your team play?

If your favorite team has an 11 a.m. kickoff, it’s the toughest decision to make and you have to be prepared. The vast majority of games are played at 11 a.m. – unless you’re interested in the late-game marquee matchup, the Sunday night game or Monday night game. For most Sundays, you should have a plan ready to execute.

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Of Fellowship and Football: A Guide to Navigating the Post-Church Service NFL Season (Part I)


 


Two members of Summitview. Two passionate football fans. Two passionate pursuers of Christ-honoring fellowship. Two blog posts about football and fellowship – written by a Dallas Cowboys fan and New York Jets fan. Please pray for them.


Football season is upon us yet again and we could not be more excited. The weekly slate of NFL games gives Discipleship Teams an easy and fun opportunity to hang out with each other. But it comes with a great deal of tension. After every Sunday morning church service from September through January, an ever-pressing question lingers: “Watch the game or eat lunch as a team?”

It becomes a challenging question fraught with peril. Do you go to someone’s house? Do you sacrifice the game for fellowship? Can you do both? When is it okay to bail on your team? If you’re not from Colorado, do you always have to watch the Broncos? Is it ever okay to bail on your spouse?

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