403 – One in Christ

WELSTech comes to you from WELS Convention at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI this week. Martin and Sallie talk with several delegates about their convention experience and share lots of great ministry resources along the way. Martin’s pick of the week is a great utility for quickly and easily typing Christian Worship hymn verses.

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The interviews:

Sallie-ConventionLogo2The delegates perspective – Martin and Sallie welcome four synod convention delegates to the show and get their first-hand impressions of the synod convention experience as well as a taste of technology in their various ministry settings. Special thanks to Prof. Paul Koelpin from Martin Luther College, Prof. Carl Hochmuth from Luther Preparatory School, Missionary Terry Schultz who most recently served in the Caribbean and Layman Brent Nemmers from Atonement in Plano, TX.

The discussion:

Ministry resources abound – Viewers get a bonus treat in this episode of WELSTech as Martin and Sallie break up the interviews with not one, but three, ministry resources!

Picks of the week:

Featured video:

This video feature is something our convention delegates will also be viewing, the preview trailer for My Son, My Savior. Find it on the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos playlist on YouTube. Learn more about this film, scheduled for release Fall 2015, at MySonMySavior.com.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 404 – Martin and Sallie are back in their normal broadcast seats just in time to kick off a 5-week summer series, Imagine That, which will focus on working with digital imagery. Join us Tuesday, August 4 at 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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402 – Convention Tech

The biennial WELS Convention is just around the corner so this week’s WELSTech includes an overview of the technology at work to bring synod convention to those who observe from afar. A discussion of the the redesign of the WELS.net site is included. Plus there’s new developments from Google, recommendations for screen casting software and news regarding the much anticipated update to the Google Lectionary Calendar.

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The interview and discussion:

leeHitter145x125Sharing the news – Lee Hitter, Director of WELS Communications, chats with Martin about the various ways the events of next week’s synod convention will be available. He also shares information on the recent WELS.net redesign and move to the WordPress platform.

News in tech:

WELS now:

WELS Night at Miller Park

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Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Featured video:

The newest addition to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  is the latest Heart to Heart parenting webcast hosted by Nicole Balza. Tune in for a discussion of bullying, over-parenting and discipline.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 403 – Martin and Sallie broadcast from the 63rd Biennial Convention of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and chat with delegates about their convention experience. Join us Tuesday, July 28 at a special time, 4 pm Eastern (3 pm Central) – welstechlive.wels.net

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401 – Growing the WELSTech Community

This week on WELSTech we reflect on the recent conference and share resources from the many presenters in attendance. Our ministry resource is a new site with free biblical imagery, and updates to both WELS.net and the online WELS Yearbook are reviewed. The featured video is of a satirical IGNITE visit from C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape on the 8 Rules of PowerPoint Complexity.

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The discussion:

bundtPixel145x125Takeaways – Martin and Sallie look back at the WELSTech Conference experience and share some of their favorite takeaways from the event including a compilation of the social comments, the joy of techie fellowship, resources from the various presenters and a look at the happy winner of the Chromebook Pixel, Allan Bundt.

News in tech:

WELS now:

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Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Featured video:

Pastor James Aderman closed out the WELSTech Conference IGNITE session with a satirical look at what not to do in PowerPoint from the perspective of the C.S. Lewis character Screwtape. We’ve added the video to the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos playlist on YouTube.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 402 – Less than a week before the start of Synod Convention, Martin and Sallie walk you through the technology being employed to bring the convention to you. Join us Tuesday, July 21 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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400 – WELSTech Celebrates 400!

This episode of WELSTech is a live recording from WELSTech Conference 2015 held at Country Springs Hotel and Resort in Waukesha, WI. Martin and Sallie celebrate episode 400 with a live audience and special guests from the conference talking about church branding, technology planning and church intranets.

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The discussion:

400Selfie145x125Anniversary celebration – Martin and Sallie broadcast the 400th episode of WELSTech from WELSTech Conference 2015 in front of a selfie-worthy live audience! There were plenty of shiny tech giveaways throughout to keep things fun. Special guests and topics include …

  • Ian Welch – Church branding
  • Bob Albrecht – Technology planning
  • Pastor Rob Guenther – Church intranets

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Featured videos:

Visit the WELS Live Stream archives for recordings of other group sessions held at WELSTech Conference:

A special giveaway:

Little Luther enhances the celebration, and Martin and Sallie commit to race Martin Luther to 500 in 2017 as we look forward to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 500th WELSTech Podcast.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 401 – Martin and Sallie share lessons learned, old and new WELSTech connections and special memories from WELSTech Conference 2015 – Tuesday, July 14 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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