Next Sunday is a big day in America—it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Churches and ministries have historically used this day for parties and outreach events. The question is… are we allowed to? (and… am I providing my annual “Big Game Quiz” for you like every year?)
Allowed to? I know, that almost sounds laughable. Since when did the “fun police” start breaking up Super Bowl parties? Actually, about 5 years ago! In 2007 the NFL cracked the whip on several churches showing the game on the big screen. Then in 2008, a “screen size limit” was mandated. Churches couldn’t show it on a screen over 55 inches. In 2009 they lifted the screen size limit.
Things have calmed down a bit. But people still have questions about what is and isn’t allowed:
- Can you charge admission?
- Can you invited as many people as you want?
- Can you call it a Super Bowl party?
- Can you bring your grandma?
- Can you eat over 50 chicken wings without getting a stomachache?
The following little YouTube video from ChurchLaw answers most of those questions (unfortunately they don’t answer #4 or #5).
So as you can see, you can have a “Big Game” party. So yes… I’m providing our annual free “Big Game” Quiz, a fun little contest you can use to liven up your party. Click here for this free resource. (We had originally made a mistake on question #7… all fixed now!)
What about you? What are you planning for “The Big Game” this year?