Christmas will be here soon. Ministry and family life are colliding. Here is part one of a short list to help all those who serve in tech ministries truly celebrate the season. Put your phone down. Don’t gather together with family and friends and stare at your phones. You can do that from the comfort of your own home without getting out of bed or doing your hair. Put. Your. Phone. Down. Disconnect. Serve as many people with the good news of Christmas in as many creative ways as possible. When it is over, disconnect, step aside and focus on ministering to your family and friends. Ministering to them is different, but just as important. Celebrate the birth that makes this all possible. Obvious, yes, but do you? Do we? How? Talk to your family. Even if you aren’t all staring at your phones when gathered together, often times the conversation is all about things to avoid, religion, politics, etc. Instead, focus on ministering to those you don’t see very often by taking a keen interest in them. Love your family and friends with the kind of love Christ had to come and be born of a virgin. Here’s a hint: Awkward silence isn’t it. Pick up your Bible. If nothing else spend some time reading the Christmas Story, and not the one that starts with “Twas the night before…” I’m talking about the one that starts, “Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus…” (Luke 2). Maybe after Christmas you need to consider a New Year’s goal or resolution to spend more time in the Word. We’ll conclude with part two of this geeky Christmas list next time. Source: Ministry Tech Shelby Systems has decades of experience working with ministries of all sizes, for more creative ideas and suggestions contact your Shelby Sales Consultant today!