Ten Questions About Super Bowl Sunday At NewSpring

Jan 27, 2015

#1 – What will our Sunday morning schedule be for Super Bowl Weekend? 

Same as usual at every campus!

#2 – What will our Sunday evening schedule be for Super Bowl Weekend? 

We'll have services on Saturday night in Anderson and Columbia at 4:15pm and 6pm. In Greenville, Spartanburg, Florence and Greenwood we will have service at 6pm on Saturday! 

#3 – Is NewSpring beginning a Saturday night service? 

Nope, we are doing this for one week only—service times will resume to our normal schedule the following Sunday (February 8th.) 

#4 – Are we doing anything special Super Bowl Weekend that I should be excited about? 

ABSOLUTELY! We are in a series entitled, “Too Good To Be True,” in which we are talking about the Grace of God. This weekend we will dive into how grace compels us to believe and invest in the next generation. AND…Gauntlet X sign ups begin this weekend as well!!! 

#5 – Is moving service times on Super Bowl Weekend normal for NewSpring Church

Yep! We’ve moved our Sunday night services on Super Bowl weekend to Saturday nights for several years in a row and people who attend our church love it!! 

#6 - Is this sort of move worldly, sinful and a compromise of the Gospel? 


#7 – I think it is, why am I wrong? 

There are verses mandating that a church should meet together; however, there are not any verses mandating a Biblical time for worship. By the time Super Bowl weekend is over, NewSpring Church will have provided 30 different worship services across eleven campuses, which is quite a few opportunities to fulfill the Biblical mandate to gather together! 

Also, Super Bowl Sunday is one of THE most watched events on television every single year. Our job as a church is not to try to make a POINT by competing with culture, but rather to make a difference by leveraging what is going on in culture to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel. 

We will reach FAR more people on Saturday night with the GOOD NEWS about Jesus than we would have if we were to press ahead with services on Sunday night. And more people hearing about Jesus is always a win. 

ALSO...many of our home groups have Super Bowl parties as well, which provides an opportunity for our groups to get together and have FUN!

#8– How does your staff feel about this? 

They are all PUMPED UP…especially Tadd Tatum, who is a HUGE Seahawks fan. 

#9 – Where are you watching the Super Bowl, Pastor P? 

Don’t have plans yet…but if you have a big screen TV and lots of really good food I am waiting on directions to your house!!! 

#10 – Who are you going to cheer for? 

I’m VERY bitter that the Cowboys got robbed on the catch (that was ruled a non-catch). AND…I think Tom Brady is an absolute baller; however, this year I am going with the NFC team and am pulling for the Seahawks. After all, they do wear NewSpring green colors!