095 – Tech Tabletalk with Young Pastors

This week the WELSTech Podcast features a special roundtable discussion with three pastors from the Seminary Class of 2007.

The discussion:

Ministry and technology reflections – A recent WELSTech poll of the Seminary Class of 2007 focused on technology usage and revealed some interesting results.  Martin and Sallie are joined by three pastors from that class who have recently completed their second year of ministry and were willing to share their experience with technology thus far.

Koschnitzke Casmer Huebner

Ministry resources:

(34:29) Video Tutorials for Logos Bible Software

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

  • (43:43) John Shoosmith from Redeemer in Yakima, WA
    • Suggested embedding a chat window with a live video stream of Bible class for interactivity with the remote participants
    • Wondered whether a WELSTech open chat room would be useful
  • Cindy Krueger from Shepherd of the Hills in Lansing, MI shared the Camtasia for Mac announcement from TechSmith
  • Jimmy Holub asked about audio/video/lighting resources on WELSTech – Check out the “Church Media” section of the WELSTech Wiki
  • Pastor Jeremiah Gumm from Cross of Christ in Liverpool, NY shared a link to the article Still Don’t Think Social Media Matters?
    • Martin sends out kudos to Cross of Christ for their excellent web Visitor’s Guide
  • The WELSTech Facebook fans share …
  • Pastor Dan Witte from Risen Savior in Lakewood Ranch, FL uses annotated PDFs to share Bible study material online
  • Jason Schmidt from Gethsemane in Omaha, NE tweeted #WELSTech about …

Coming up on WELSTech:

  • (59:35) WELSTech & YOU! Our 100th WELSTech episode is fast approaching and we need your help to make it special.  Tell us how WELSTech has impacted your public ministry or personal life, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for a WELSTech 1.0L Sigg Water Bottle (retail value $27.49).
  • Next week we’ll look at chapter 10, Failure for Free, from Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody. (Release date 09/09/09)

The featured artist:

(1:03:38) This week we close with the music of WELS artist, Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com) – Look Out from his CD titled ”Climb The Mountain”

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3 replies
  1. Jimmy Holub
    Jimmy Holub says:

    I see a growing use of live reinforcement technology – not just recording/archiving/streaming. This includes:

    1. LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT (aka audio) which includes the main PA, plus foldback/stage monitors/IEMs
    2. LIVE VIDEO REINFORCEMENT – including presentations/lyrics, video clips & IMAG – Image Magnification – using a video camera to show the pastor on the big screen so everyone can see him better in a larger venue
    3. THEATRICAL LIGHTING (stage, house, backstage, etc.)
    4. CONTROL SYSTEMS (window blinds, etc.)
    5. CCTV & Distributed Audio systems throughout the venue

    At CrossWalk we typically have 8 musicians in our band on any given Sunday. We use IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) for 6 of them and floor monitors for the rest. Other than an electronic drum kit, we basically have your typical small-size concert venue setup – anywhere from 200 to 600 people at our events. At this level, professional equipment and trained technicians are indispensible. We are blessed with some great event technicians.

  2. Dave Savatski
    Dave Savatski says:

    Had another comment about free storage space – dropbox is cross platform and free. Seems to work well. Box.net is great too.


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