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142 – WELSTech Road Trip: Houston, TX

This week the WELSTech Podcast Road Trip takes us to Houston, TX where we visit with Sally Valleskey about church management software.

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Road trip:

roadtrip02c(4:30) Church management software – Martin and Sallie journey deep in the heart of Texas to Houston and catch up with Sally Valleskey from Abiding Word.  Sally shares her experience with their church management software, Shepherd’s Staff.

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Of interest:

(34:31) Job posting – WELS is looking for a .NET/SharePoint/C# Programmer.  Contact Martin for more details.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:22) Episode 143 - Tune in for a surprise road trip destination.  Our WELS districts tour would be complete with visits to the Dakota/Montana, Western Wisconsin, Pacific Northwest and Arizona/California districts.  (Release date 08/04/10)

The featured artist:

(45:20) This week we close with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) - Agnus Dei from their CD titled ”More Than Conquerors”

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098 – Intranets and Internal Communication

This week the WELSTech podcast we look at the set up of private, member oriented web sites.

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The discussion:

Member focused web sites - Facilitating member-only online communication and collaboration is the purpose of a church or school Intranet.  Martin and Sallie test drive a few Web 2.0 tools that could function as congregational Intranets and share some of the pros and cons of implementing this type of solution.

The interview:

Brad Wheeling(23:16) Member Connect - Brad Wheeling, Marketing Manager for Concordia Technology Solutions (CTS), joins Martin and Sallie to discuss their intranet and church managment software solutions.  The CTS web-based solutions allow congregations flexibility in terms of where and who can make needed updates to information.

  • Visit Concordia Technology Solutions online – cts.cph.org
  • Learn more about WELS partnership discounts from CTS

Ministry resources:

(39:53) 100 Open Courses to Make Yourself an Internet Whiz

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Of interest:

(46:20) WELSTech & YOU! – The WELSTech 100th episode is just two weeks away and we need your help celebrating.  Share your favorite take-aways from the show via any of the WELSTech communication channels.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(57:50) Episode 099 - Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, joins the podcast to discuss the impact of the Google Books initiative on education. (Release date 09/30/09)

The featured artist:

(59:25) This week we close with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) - God of Wonders from their CD titled ”We Walk By Faith”

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Episode 006 – Feb 13 2008

This week Martin and Sallie share tips on how technology can make your church and school office more efficient. Martin also challenges WELSTech listeners to be the first to leave a voice-mail comment!

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The discussion:

  • The efficient church (and school) office – Why is it important to have an efficient church office and what systems in the church office can be improved upon? Listen to part one of a two-part discussion as Martin and Sallie examine communication, collaboration, online calendars, and church management software in the efficient church office.

The interview:

  • Concordia Technology SolutionsShepherd’s Staff – Joining Martin and Sallie is Brad Wheeling, Marketing Manager for Concordia Technology Solutions, designers of Shepherd’s Staff church management software

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • WELS contemporary Christian musician Mike Westendorf singing Press On from his CD Climb The Mountain – www.mikewestendorf.com

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