Episode 039 – Oct 1 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie talk about ways to “Go Green” with church and school electronics.  They also interview Pastor Mark Cares about the success of his new blog which targets outreach to Mormons.

The discussion:

  • WELSTech Goes GREEN – Martin and Sallie share ideas for churches, schools and individuals to reduce, reuse and recycle their electronics for both environmental and, at times, monetary gain.  In these ways we can be wise stewards of the gifts entrusted to us.

The interview:

  • Pastor Mark CaresUsing Blogs for Outreach (22:50) – Pastor Mark Cares, author of Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons, joins Martin and Sallie to discuss the exciting attention his new blog, Markcare’s Weblog, is receiving and how the blog fits into Truth in Love Ministries overall plans for outreach to Mormons.

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (39:09)
  • WELS.net feature (44:03)
    • Spanish language resources
      • Cristo Palabra de Vida – www.cristopalabra.net
      • Blog – cristopalabra.wels.net
      • Virtual Church – www.iglesiavirtual.wels.net
      • Upcoming chat on Reformation – October 28 @ 8 p.m.
  • Of interest (47:40)
    • WELSTech Contest – Phone in your comments (414-375-2334) to this question: What digital devices do you use in your classroom or Bible class?
      • All comments received by October 7, 2008 will be entered in a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the WELSTech Podcast store – www.cafepress.com/welstech
    • WELSTech Wiki – Share your church media experience
  • Community feedback (55:13)
    • Pastor Kevin Draper from St. John’s in Sleepy Eye, MN shared information on potential wireless microphone problems.  Listeners are invited to update the WELSTech Wiki – microphones page with additional resources on this topic.
    • Listener Ralph Miller pointed us to the multi-media Bible resource, iLumina Gold Premium Edition
    • Pastor Steve Bauer from Faith Lutheran Church, in West Newton, PA shared links to free open source software for churches

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS artist, Michael Schroeder (wctc.net/~mas) – In My Life from his CD titled A Witness (59:54)

Get involved:

2 replies
  1. Pastor Scott Mews
    Pastor Scott Mews says:

    Just listened for the first time. Thanks for all the information. I’ll be listening regularly and catching up on previous podcasts. Am going to look closely at the open source church management program you mentioned.

  2. Allan Bunt
    Allan Bunt says:

    Thanks for the feed back on Jing. I will be using it shortly and will let you know how it goes. Looking forward to HymnSoft and Ill need the help.

    Thanks again
    Alive in Christ


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