Hosting a Legal Super Bowl Party
January 23, 2018
0 comments 856 views
Church Juice provides congregations with free resources, articles, and opportunities for training and consulting on church communications. Church Juice is a ministry of Back to God Ministries International, the media mission of the CRCNA.
There’s a lot of confusion when this time of year comes around and churches begin to plan and promote their Super Bowl Sunday parties. While using a massive culture event like football is a great opportunity to reach our communities and invite guests in, we need to be mindful of how to do things legally. In 2007, the NFL infamously put the kibosh on a church Super Bowl party for trademark infringement. In the last several years, the NFL has relaxed some of its notoriously-stringent rules surrounding watching and showing the Super Bowl. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still rules to consider when your church hosts its Super Bowl party in a couple weeks. Here are two main points to consider as you promote your upcoming parties for the big game.
As you continue with your plans for the Big Game and celebrating with friends, family, and neighbors, remember to be mindful of these things. It may seem inconvenient, but really these laws push you to be more creative. Obeying the laws of the land is certainly a biblical concept our churches need to follow — and these rules aren’t really that overbearing, and makes complete sense because the NFL needs to protect its brand.
What plans does your church have for Super Bowl Sunday?
Never miss a post! You can get the latest church communications articles, tools, and news from Church Juice right in your inbox! Click here to subscribe.
Connect to The Network and add your own question, blog, resource, or job.Add Your Post
We love your comments! Thank you for helping us uphold the Community Guidelines to make this an encouraging and respectful community for everyone.