Tech@Home

Technology brings many benefits to our lives. But excessive screen time can create a flat, one-dimensional experience. We were made for the rich, three-dimensional experience of relationship with God and one another. So, while technology can be a great tool, it is no substitute for real-world, face-to-face connection.

In a culture where everyone seems more "connected" than ever, how do we nurture real connection with the people around us? How can we control our devices rather than letting them control us?

Develop healthy technology habits by committing to practice 3D:

  1. Disconnect to Connect: Choose specific times and locations to consistently disconnect from devices in order to connect with God, family, and friends.
  2. Deepen Internal Values: Provide guidance for your family and model healthy technology habits that honor God, others, and self.
  3. Develop External Boundaries: Find and set the right strategy for yourself and your family when it comes to technology.

Resources

Week 1 - To The Full

Message Information - Watch or listen to Collin's sermon and review the notes from that message.

Small Group Conversation - Discuss question built upon the themes and concepts of the message.

Tech@Home Talk
Greg Pirtle & Collin Packer discuss why its important to talk about how we use technology.

Week 2 - Bounced Checks

Message Information - Watch or listen to Collin's sermon and review the notes from that message.

Small Group Conversation - Discuss question built upon the themes and concepts of the message.

Tech@Home Challenge
Greg Pirtle challenges you to implement some boundaries around your regular use of technology.

Tech@Home Talk
Greg Pirtle & Samantha Campbell discuss how to set boundaries around how we use technology in our families.

Week 3 - No 'Mo FOMO

Message Information - Watch or listen to Collin's sermon and review the notes from that message.

Small Group Conversation - Discuss question built upon the themes and concepts of the message.

Tech@Home Challenge
Greg Pirtle challenges you to set aside one day this week that is free from social media.

Tech@Home Talk
Greg Pirtle & Dr. Corey Allan the discuss how to deal with FOMO (the fear of missing out).

Week 4 - Fruit

Message Information - Watch or listen to Collin's sermon and review the notes from that message.

Small Group Conversation - Discuss question built upon the themes and concepts of the message.

Online Resources

  • ultimateescape.org - The mission of Ultimate Escape is to help young people pursue healthy sexuality and overcome addictive sexual behavior. Steve Holladay is a friend of Greenville Oaks who offers classes, counseling, and other resources to help teenagers and parents with the challenges of sex and sexuality in our world today.
  • xxxchurch.com - XXXChurch is dedicated to helping men and women break the habits and shame of pornography, and create a healthy view of sex.
  • elisethompsontherapy.com - Elise Thompson, LMFT
  • simplemarriage.net - Dr. Corey Allen provides resources such as podcasts, articles, and even online groups to help you grow in your marriage.

Tech@Home Challenge
Greg Pirtle shares the tech@Home Challenge for April 29, 2018. The challenge is to look into your own spiritual mirror and examine how you utilize technology. What fruit does your technology usage produce? Is it a fruit you desire to produce? If not, we offer assistance in helping you to take control of your technology

Tech@Home Talk 
Greg Pirtle & Elise Thompson the discuss how to how to get help and provie help to people who struggle with addiction to technology.

Week 5 - How to be Here

Message Information - Watch or listen to Collin's sermon and review the notes from that message.

Small Group Conversation - Discuss question built upon the themes and concepts of the message.

Tech@Home Challenge
Greg Pirtle shares the Tech@Home Challenge for May 6, 2018. Because we know that technology can distract us from the people that God has put around us at the moment, we want to be present in the moment. Greg's challenges is to set aside you technology 1 hour a day, 1 day each week, and 1 week during the year.

Post Series - Epilogue

Tech@Home Talk 
Greg Pirtle shares his phone-free experience and encourages a healthy boundary for technology usage. He also gives a preview of things to come in the Tech@Home Campaign as it continues into the summer after the completion of the message series.