173 – Is Facebook For You?

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we look at examples of WELS congregation’s Facebook pages .

The discussion:

Facebook pages – A question from Cindie Walker about the new facebook page for Cross of Life in Mississauga, Ontario was the spark for Martin and Sallie’s discussion today.  Adding a Facebook page to your communication strategy provides a platform for sharing events, announcements and audio/video content, and it also allows members to easily practice “lifestyle evangelism”.


Facebook WELS Lutherans(23:45) WELS on Facebook – Alicia Neumann from WELS Communication Services talks with Martin and Sallie about the content and maintenance of WELS official Facebook presence – facebook.com/welslutherans.

Ministry resources:

(38:44) TableProject.org – a private social platform for churches

  • Take a test drive at welstech.tableproject.org.  Account creation is required, and the “secret code” is welstech.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

  • (46:44) Rachel Arnold from St. Matthews in Stoddard, WI is taking the WELSTech weekly blogging challenge.  Follow Rachel’s blog, Chosen by Christ.
  • Pastor Steve Oldre from St. Peter in Chaseburg and Hamburg, WI asked for recommendations on media for shut-in ministry recordings.  How do you share church recordings with shut-ins in your congregation?  E-mail WELSTech your solution!
  • Martin shared links via the WELSTech Diigo Group

Coming up on WELSTech:

(55:56) Episode 174 – We discuss school administration communication, the focus of Chapter 7 of our current book selection, Leading 21st Century Schools. (Release date – 03/09/11)

The featured artist:

(56:43) We close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and on Facebook) – The One from his CD titled ”Fuel For The Soul”

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