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359 – The State of Social Media

The WELSTech spotlight shines on social media for ministry as Martin and Sallie (mostly) agree on recommended platforms and talk with blogger Lauren Hunter about a free social media for churches ebook series. Plus Sallie shares a new resource for teaching students to program – starting in Kindergarten!

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The discussion:

Where things stand – We’ve likely moved beyond the point of calling church and school usage of social media “new territory,” but it is still unfamiliar and at times uncomfortable for many. Martin and Sallie share their thoughts on the best social channels for outreach, inreach and professional development.

Don’t miss a discussion so exciting it was tweet worthy …

The interview:

Lauren HunterA fresh tech-in-ministry voice – Interviews are back on WELSTech! Martin and Sallie chat with Lauren Hunter, founder and lead blogger at ChurchTechToday.com. Listen as she talks about highlights of the 7-year history of the site, tips on church use of social media and predictions of the next big technology tool for ministry.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 360 – Take note, next week WELSTech will broadcast live on MONDAY, September 22 at 4 pm – welstechlive.wels.net. Martin and Sallie share the scoop on digital note-taking tools. (Broadcast date – 09/22/14)

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There’s a new entry on WELSTech’s Music YouTube playlist, David Wesley’s In Christ Alone  –

 

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348 – What’s Up With Social?

On this week’s WELSTech episode we share ideas to enhance your church or school social media presence as well as platforms for programming church and school web sites. Sallie has a behind the scenes tour of Google’s new Classroom tool and Martin shares a “how to” guide for Google Hangouts.

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The discussion:

socialCMS145x125Web platforms – Martin and Sallie continue the migration of WELSTech Wiki content to the new WELSTech Wiki with a focus on social media tools and content management systems.

Tech tips:

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 349 – Martin will be flying solo as he highlights the great webmaster tools and tips for web content available on the all new WELSTech Wiki. (Broadcast date – 07/08/14)

Featured video:

From the new Instructional Playlist, watch Rule of Thirds from Adorama Photography TV

 

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235 – Today's Letter is W

It is e-book discussion week on the WELSTech Podcast as we look at social media strategy for churches and schools.

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The discussion:

E-book conclusion – Martin and Sallie return to their discussion of the Radian6 e-book How to Transform Your Small Business With Social Mediadigging into chapters 5 through 8.

Ministry resources:

(17:49) YouVersion Bible app parallel reading mode on iPad

News in tech:

(19:07) Google+ Hangouts live broadcasting out of beta

Of interest:

(21:22) FinalWeb training – This summer we’re offering online training on web site creation and maintenance using the FinalWeb system.   And, for the first time, we’ll be using Google Hangouts!

  • FinalWeb for Teachers – July 9 or 16 – bit.ly/fw4t2012

    Image courtesy of Leo Reynolds via Flickr

  • FinalWeb for Dummies – July 10-12 or July 17-19 – bit.ly/fw4d2012

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(29:50) On the June 6th episode of WELSTech we’ll countdown our next 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

Bookmarking Tools and Tips

You can pin an image and link on the WELSTech Pinterest board, tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, leave a comment on the WELSTech site, mail it in on a carrier pigeon or whatever method you want to use.  Just let us know what you think is best!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(38:02) Episode 236 – Tune in for Martin’s Tech & Learning Conference recap and an interview on Hmong video outreach. (Release date – 05/16/12)

The featured artist:

(39:00) We close the podcast with the music of L. A. Miller – Your Peace from the CD titled “Night and Day”

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231 – You Say Potato, I Say…

It is e-book discussion week on the WELSTech Podcast as we look at social media strategy for churches and schools.

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The discussion:

A brand new e-book – For this month’s book discussion week Martin and Sallie turn to the pages of the Radian6 e-book How to Transform Your Small Business With Social Media.  Listen as they discuss the first 4 chapters of this quick read, including the 3 R’s and 3 D’s of social media conversations.

News in tech:

(17:25) Google Brings Churches Back into Nonprofit Program

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(32:22) FinalWeb training – This summer we’re offering online training on web site creation and maintenance using the FinalWeb system.   And, for the first time, we’ll be using Google Hangouts!

7 Best:

(34:33) On the May 2nd episode of WELSTech we’ll countdown our next 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

Photo Organizing and Editing Tools

You can pin an image and link on the WELSTech Pinterest board, tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, leave a comment on the WELSTech site, mail it in on a carrier pigeon or whatever method you want to use.  Just let us know what you think is best!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(46:57) Episode 232 – Listeners are invited to join our LIVE WELSTech Google Hangout (about) to help us try out all the bells and whistles from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. CDT next Tuesday, April 17.  We’ll video the hangout and share it on our next show.

Here’s how to join:

We are also looking forward to a chat with Mark and Lesley Bergemann from Good Shepherd’s in West Allis,WI about the management of their church web site. (Release date – 04/18/12)

The featured artist:

(49:42) We close the podcast with the music of Corban Creek – Empty Grave from their CD titled “Could It Be Me”

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222 – Room 222

It’s book discussion week on the WELSTech Podcast as we examine the adapted definition of “community”.

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The discussion:

How do you define community? – Martin and Sallie trip down memory lane to the days of Room 222 as they discuss chapter 5 of Jesse Rice’s book, The Church of Facebook, and the sometimes generational differences in the definition of community.

Ministry resources:

  • (16:05) View sample congregational and school videos created using iMovie on an iPad. Do you have sample video projects to share?

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

7 Best:

(34:49) On the March 7th episode of WELSTech we’ll countdown our next 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

Teacher Resources Web Sites

You can tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, mail it in on a carrier pigeon or whatever method you want to use.  Just let us know what you think is best!

Coming up on WELSTech:

(35:36) Episode 223 – We’ll share tips for introducing your congregation to technology and talk with two pastors who are currentlyrunning successful e-mail Bible reading campaigns. (Release date – 02/15/12)

The featured artist:

(36:55) We close the podcast with the music of  Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – Via Dolorosa from the CD titled “Once For All”

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111 – Tech Talk with a District President

This week the WELSTech podcast airs a special Christmas interview with Pastor Jon Buchholz, District President of the Arizona California District.

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The interview:

Pastor Jon BuchholzThe Big Two – Arizona California District President, Pastor Jon Buchholz from Emmanuel in Tempe, AZ joins Martin and Sallie to share his insights into the opportunities and pitfalls of social media, and the big two uses of technology in a congregation setting.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(20:19) Episode 112 – Martin and Sallie take a look back at their best and worst picks of 2009. (Release date 12/30/09)

The featured artist:

(22:03) This week we close with the music of Koine (www.koinemusic.com) – Joy to the World from their brand new Christmas CD “Anno Domini”

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