I ran across an interesting story from Baptist Press about a Super Bowl party put on by a youth ministry in Texas.
A couple excerpts:
“Upchurch is one of 66 teens who found a new life through accepting Christ as their Savior at a Super Bowl party Feb. 5 sponsored by First Baptist Church in Colleyville, Texas. Upchurch, of nearby Grapevine, was one of 10 people who was baptized during the third quarter after an evangelistic talk at halftime by Keith Harmon, student pastor at the Dallas/Fort Worth-area church.”
“First Baptist’s party included numerous games and giveaways, such as four television sets, eight DVD players, Christian CDs and other prizes.”
I wondered if we could spark a discussion about a couple points. What do you think about enticing kids (or anybody) to a church to hear the Gospel by offering door prizes like televisions and whatnot? What do you think about giving these teens a fairly brief gospel presentation at halftime and then baptizing kids in the 3rd quarter?