Guys like football so, for starters, that’s one very good reason a Church should have a football team. Testwood Baptist Church wanted and still wants guys to see that Christians who play football are just normal guys.
Their tackling is just as hard and so is their desire to win but there is a difference. God is real and has made a difference in their lives and they are not ashamed of it.
Having a football team has enabled many guys who do not attend church to get a glimpse of that difference, that the whole God thing is not some irrelevant crutch for the elderly but rather is something not only very real and relevant but life changing.
For some, the football team has been a starting point of spiritual journeys. Nothing is ever pressured.