Every highly anticipated sporting event is an opportunity to begin connecting with people who need to be involved in a small group. Here’s the deal — most people don’t hesitate to join a small group because they don’t long to become more like Christ or don’t want to discuss deep theological truths. Many people hesitate to join a group because they don’t believe they’ll have anything in common with the people in the group.
When a small group gets together for an event like the Super Bowl, the group has an opportunity to unearth a point of connection — football. When potential members see the group eating, laughing, and celebrating they’ll immediately realize that the people in the group are fun and — normal.
So, when your group gets together for a group Super Bowl party, make it a connection party too. Invite people who need the relationships and transformation group life offers.
Rick Howerton has one passion — to see “a biblical small group within walking distance of every person on the planet making disciples that make disciples.” He is pursuing this passion as the small group and discipleship specialist at Lifeway Church Resources.