A little confession time: I haven’t watched many football games since Peyton Manning retired (the true GOAT; sorry not sorry).

However, I do watch the Super Bowl. In between all of the hype, the commercials, and the queso, it is a great missional opportunity to engage relationally with non-Christians.

Here are a few ways you can do so:

ONE: Throw a party.

If you’re brave enough, grab a few friends and invite co-workers, neighbors, and that dude from the coffee shop. Even if no one shows up, you still have your friends who are there.

TWO: Attend a party with non-Christians.

If you’d rather go than throw, then find a party to attend. But do so with intentionality.

THREE: Hear stories.

People love to talk about themselves. One way to make friends is to make people feel important. Jesus did that. Everything he did centered around the elevation of others.

FOUR: Share your story.

In my experience, a story begets a story. After you’ve learned about someone’s story, be intentional about sharing yours.

FIVE: Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.

In all environments, be sensitive to the Holy Spirit at work as your pray for opportunities to talk about Jesus. Pray for courage, clarity, and a clear conscience.

SIX: Talk about Veritas City Church.

Because Jesus is a big part of your life, your church should be, too. Grab some invite cards and invite. What’s the worst that could happen?


About the Author Greg Gibson

Greg is a husband, dad, church planter, and social entrepreneur. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of Veritas City Church in Washington, DC. He resides in Georgetown with his wife, Grace, and two children.