Pastor Performs 1-minute Church Service so he can Watch the 49ers Play: A Little Friday Funny

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My first thought after watching this was, how many Sunday mornings would I have liked to try something like this. That thought was immediately followed by another, even more terrifying thought: how many Sunday mornings do the folks at my church wish this is exactly what I would do?

I know it was just his funny greeting and they did worship as usual after this, but it was a brilliant bit. I want to be friends with this guy. Pastor Tim must pretty special to have that many people show up when it’s playoff time in SF, and kickoff was upon them. For the record, if the Chiefs were in the 2nd round of the playoffs and game-time coincided with worship, I’m not sure it would matter what I planned for the morning, attendance would be pretty sparse. Would it be bad form to have the ESPN crawler giving updates at the bottom of the screen? Either way there are worse things to have to deal with besides a congregation who is actually engaged in the surrounding culture.

So, here’s to pastors who know how to take their role as worship leader seriously, but not themselves. Enjoy your Friday everyone!

 

About Tim Suttle

Tim Suttle is a pastor, writer, and musician. He is the author of several books: Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), and An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade Books, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals. Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. He has planted three successful churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.


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