Monthly Archives: August 2010

146 – WELSTech Road Trip: MI, PA and FL

This week the WELSTech Podcast summer Road Trip wraps up with a round table discussion of three leading Bible software packages.

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Road trip:

roadtrip02c(5:16) Bible software – On this week’s final virtual road trip, Martin and Sallie travel via the magic of technology to three destinations at once!  Pastor Steve Bauer from Faith in West Newton, PA, Pastor Dan Witte from Risen Savior in Lakewood Ranch, FL and Pastor Aaron Frey, President of Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI, participate in a lively discussion about their favorite Bible software tools, Accordance, BibleWorks and Logos respectively.

  • Visit the WELSTech Wiki Bible Software resource page for helpful links, reviews, screen shots and more. While you are there, create an account and add your Bible software experience to the page!

    

Pastors Bauer, Witte and Frey

    

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(54:59) Episode 147 – Our travelin’ days are over so we pause to reflect on the summer “Road Trip” series and get back into the swing of things with our normal features.  (Release date 09/01/10)

The featured artist:

(56:20) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch - When Love Is Found from his CD titled ”Abide With Me”

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145 – WELSTech Road Trip: Citrus Heights, CA

The WELSTech Podcast Road Trip travels to California to hear the tech-in-ministry success story of St. Mark’s in Citrus Heights.

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Road trip:

roadtrip02c(3:20) Technology serving St. Mark’s – Joining Martin and Sallie today are Maren McPeak, Webmaster, and Matt Bauer, Principal, from St. Mark’s in Citrus Heights, CA.  Listen as they share technology ideas from their church and school including use of their web site, iTunes, Facebook and Moodle.

Maren McPeak and Matt Bauer

Citrus Heights CA
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(36:34) Episode 146 - The summer 2010 WELSTech Road Trip series wraps up with a virtual visit to three states as we compare and contrast Bible study software.  (Release date 08/25/10)

The featured artist:

(37:44) This week we feature the music of  Koine (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) - Fight the Good Fight from their CD titled ”Church Bells”

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144 – WELSTech Road Trip: Whidbey Island, WA

The WELSTech Podcast Road Trip visits the Pacific Northwest to talk with John Shoosmith about closed-caption videos.

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Christmas 2010 Scavenger Hunt:

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Remember, you can use your smartphone or an online decoder to decipher the message. Additional contest details available here. Have fun!

Road trip:

roadtrip02c(3:51) Clearing the fog around closed-caption video production – John Shoosmith, lay member of Redeemer in Yakima, WA, hosted a welcome stop on the WELSTech Road Trip in the Pacific Northwest District.  Martin and Sallie interviewed John previously on WELSTech way back on episode 55 in January 2009 regarding his work with closed-caption video. Much has changed in our Web 2.0 world since then, so it is great to have an opportunity to check in with John for an update.

John Shoosmith

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(43:40) Episode 145 - California, here we come!  WELSTech rolls into Citrus Heights to learn about the technology in use at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School.  (Release date 08/18/10)

The featured artist:

(45:03) This week we feature the music of Branches Band (www.branchesband.com | Facebook) - The Name of the Lord from their CD titled ”My Tongue”

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143 – WELSTech Road Trip: Watertown, WI

The WELSTech Podcast Road Trip heads to Watertown, WI, and we learn about school hardware solutions.

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Road trip:

roadtrip02c(8:03) School hardware ideas – Our virtual tour of the WELS 12 Districts continues with a stop in Watertown, WI to talk with teacher and technology director Drew Willems from Trinity-St. Luke’s.  Join Martin and Sallie as we learn about the school hardware configuration for their two-campus setting which includes a network, SMART Boards, a dedicated computer lab and, most recently, a batch of netbooks on a secure charging mobile cart. 

Drew Willems

Watertown WI
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  • (36:46) Pastor Johann Caauwee from Trinity in El Paso, TX and blogger at A Shepherd’s Study shared a link to Concordia Technology Solution’s brand new Church 360 (Church360 on Twitter) online church management system.
  • Parish Administrator Dan Schoeffel form St. Paul’s in Onalaska, WI shared his congregation’s Time and Talent surveys (all in .doc Word format) for adults and teens as well as a page they call “Serving My Lord” with scripture verses about time and talent.  We’ve started a brand new page on the WELSTech Wiki to house church office documents.
  • Pastor Caauwee also followed up on a previous discussion about online church directories to point to Olan Mills the free online directory that comes with any pictorial directory project congregations create using Olan Mills.  Check out the sample (use password: secret).
  • From the #WELSTech Twitter feed we learned:
  • Steve Zambo from Salty Earth Pictures shared their latest video series, “PC’s Take”, with Pastor Clark Schultz reviewing movies.  Find PC’s Take on Facebook.
  • Deacon Mike from Deer Valley in Phoenix, AZ asked about a low-cost web conferencing solution, and we recommended Vyew.com

Coming up on WELSTech:

(49:23) Episode 144 - WELSTech heads to the Pacific Northwest to visit with John Shoosmith for an update on closed-caption video and more.  (Release date 08/11/10)

The featured artist:

(50:12) We close the podcast this week with the beautiful piano music of Dawn Gehlhar - Christ Be My Leader from her CD titled ”Inspirations”

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