May 13th, 2021 | 2 PM ET

 

 

This online event will begin on this page on May 13th at 2P ET.

Along with these amazing contributors, Andy and Amy will talk through practical steps families can take to think more intentionally about their tech habits and incorporate more connection and wonder into their lives.

Andy Crouch

Pastor and Author of The Tech-Wise Family

Amy Crouch

Author of My Tech-Wise Life

David Kinnaman

President of Barna Group

Jennie Allen

Author and Founder of IfGathering

Heather Thompson Day

Author, Speaker and Professor at Colorado Christian University

Shane Sanchez

High School Pastor at Gwinnett Church

Vivan Mabuni

Author and Speaker

Andy Crouch–author, speaker, musician and dad to Amy–has shaped the way our generation sees culture, creativity and the gospel. In addition to his books The Tech-Wise FamilyCulture MakingPlaying God and Strong and Weak, his work has been featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal. the New York Times and Lecrae’s 2014 single “Non-Fiction.” He lives with his family in Pennsylvania.

Amy Crouch is a student at Cornell University studying linguistics, English and anything else she can fit into her schedule. She loves to cook, climb mountains and chat about books.

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books, Faith For Exiles, Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with more than 1.5 million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He lives in California with his three children.

Jennie Allen is a Bible teacher from Austin, Texas. She serves alongside her husband, Zac, a pastor at Austin Stone Community Church. They have four children, the youngest recently adopted from Rwanda. Jennie graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in biblical studies and is the author of several books including Stuck: The Places We Get Stuck and the God Who Sets Us Free, Anything and Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard.

Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and contributor for Religion News Service, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also an Associate Professor of Communication at Colorado Christian University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I’m That Wife which has nearly 200k followers. Heather’s writing has been featured on the Today Show, and the National Communication Association. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio Live. She believes her calling is to stand in the gaps of our churches for young people. She is the author of 7 books; including It’s Not Your Turn, and Confessions of a Christian Wife. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Pastor Seth Day, and their three children, London, Hudson, and Sawyer Day.

Shane Sanchez has been involved in student ministry for over a decade in both volunteer and staff roles. He continues to learn from and be inspired by the next generation. He’s passionate about leading teenagers to find thriving life in Jesus and the continued progress of the local church. He currently has the privilege of leading high school students as the InsideOut Director at Gwinnett Church in Sugar Hill, GA (a campus of North Point Ministries). Shane’s most important roles are husband and father. He loves his wife, Heather, sons, Asher, Oliver and Elliot and still aspires to one day dunk a basketball.

Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker and writer with a passion to share the hope and life found through intimacy with God. With 30 years of ministry experience on staff with Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ), she loves teaching about the Bible and providing practical applications. She is the author of Open Hands, Willian Heart and Warrior in Pink.

 

 

Join Amy and her dad, Andy Crouch, as they share how intentional usage of technology can help teens avoid many of the negative experiences of their peers and cultivate strength, community and honesty while navigating a tech-filled world.

 

Order the Book

Sometimes, it feels like our devices have a lot more control over us than we have over them.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

 

Amy Crouch is a rare 19-year-old. In a Snapchatting, Instagram-influencing and digital native generation, she grew up with minimal technology.

 

For Parents and Teens

 

Writing directly to teens, Amy and Andy unpack tech temptations–such as the temptation to distract ourselves from any potentially boring or awkward situation, or to stay up-to-date with every notification and trend–and then offer antidotes that lead to more patience, wisdom, honesty and wonder in life.

For Leaders of Youth and Teens

 

Devices and social media impact teens’ friendships and family life, their sense of self-worth and even how well they think they know themselves. This book can help them reevaluate their relationships with technology–and renew their relationships with the world around them.

The Tech-Wise Collection

Resources for Families, Churches and Teams

The Tech-Wise Family

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Tech-Wise Family Course

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Tech-Wise Suite

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Register, grab a copy of the book My Tech-Wise Life to get a head start on these principles, and invite your church, family or friends to join in on the challenge with you.

Participate in the Challenge

You will receive weekly emails, readings and print outs from Andy and Amy Crouch to help you dive into the challenge and experience life with fewer distractions. 

Live Tech-Wise

After participating in the challenge, you will have walked through all of the Tech-Wise principles as a family and can continue to explore the joy and wonder of a life not controlled by technology.

Tech-Wise Summer

Take a vacation from technology this summer. Download our free Five Tips for a Tech-Wise Summer guide.

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Church Kit

Want your church to engage in My Tech-Wise Life? Download our free church kit–including slides, flyers and a poster.

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Social Media

We’ve created FREE social media shareables so you can spread the word about My Tech-Wise Life with everyone.

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YouVersion Plan

Along with reading the book, you can dive into scripture and a FREE 7-day devotional written by Amy Crouch.

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The Tech-Wise Books

Growing Up and Making Choices in a World of Devices

Amy Crouch is a rare 19-year-old. In an Instagramming, Instagram-influencing and digital native generation, she grew up with minimal technology. In My Tech-Wise Life, she and her father, Andy Crouch, share how intentional and controlled use of modern devices, apps, and services has helped her avoid many of the negative experiences of her peers and cultivate positive experiences interacting with the real world.

With writing that connects on a teen-to-teen level, Amy and Andy unpack tech temptations–such as the temptation to distract ourselves from any potentially boring or awkward situation, or to stay up-to-date with every notification and trend–and then offer antidotes that lead to more patience, wisdom, honesty and wonder in life.

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Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place

Making good choices about technology is more than just using internet filters and limiting “screen time.” It’s about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media, rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world’s knowledge at our fingertips.

Drawing on in-depth original research from Barna Group, Andy Crouch helps readers ask deeper questions about tech and family life: Who do we want to be as a family? How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal? This book is for anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time slip away amid technology’s distractions, and wants to reclaim real life in a world of devices.

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Meet the Authors

Amy Crouch is a student at Cornell University studying linguistics, English and anything else she can fit into her schedule. She loves to cook, climb mountains and chat about books.

Andy Crouch–author, speaker, musician and dad to Amy–has shaped the way our generation sees culture, creativity and the gospel. In addition to his books The Tech-Wise FamilyCulture MakingPlaying God and Strong and Weak, his work has been featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal. the New York Times and Lecrae’s 2014 single “Non-Fiction.” He lives with his family in Pennsylvania.

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