Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! It’s not because of the lights, music, gifts or family meals together though I enjoy those. It is because its one of the easiest times in the entire calendar year to share the message of Christ with others. This year things are different with the pandemic’s effects still felt in many nations. We can still share His message with others, but we need to get creative. Initiatives like the #explainchristmaschallenge can help us with this!

How Do I Do This?

1. Make a short 15 to 30-second video of yourself explaining why Christmas is important to you.

Share the spiritual meaning of the holiday and how Jesus’ coming to earth changed your life and our world. Be creative in your words, background, music and other effects. Make it in your own language or English, its up to you. Some of you might make one in several languages!

2. Post the video to your Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or other social media.

If you are in a country where that isn’t safe to do, send it out by Whatsapp or Signal to your friends, family members, neighbors and people you know.

3. Encourage those who watch it to respond by direct message.

In the description, be sure to encourage your friends to direct message you if they want to know more! Use the hashtag #explainchristmaschallenge to search for other people’s stories from across the globe. You can even share some of their stories on your page as well if you like.

Going Viral With the Message of Jesus

Some of you are amazingly creative! I’m excited to see what you come up with. For others, you might not be super comfortable on video and camera. That’s okay too. Do your best. God will use it!

The pandemic has caused many of us to have to be creative and learn new ways of sharing the good news. Embrace this and let God bring new wine and new wineskins.

Join the Explain Christmas Facebook Group to share and be encouraged

Need ideas or inspiration? Want a place to share about the spiritual conversations you’ve had as a result of this? Join the Facebook group.

Are You In?

Let me know in the comments below if you are planning to do this! Share this blog with your friends. Lets blow up social media with messages about the true meaning of Christmas and testimonies of how this message has changed our lives.

Don’t delay. Decide now when you will make the video and when you will post it. Or go ahead and do it using Facebook, YouTube or Instagram LIVE right now! Don’t waste this incredible opportunity to use Christmas as a bridge for sharing the good news of Jesus with thousands.

Any questions or ideas? Let me know in the comments below or on the Explain Christmas Challenge Facebook group.

IFES Global, a student ministry, was promoting something called the #explainchristmaschallenge. I clicked on the link and thought to myself “This is something I want to partner with!” I’d been looking for a good way to share with people this year.

Isaiah 9:6:

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

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