451 – Getting Ready for Mobile

The month-long WELSTech series on “mobile ministry” concludes this week with some considerations for your growing digital audience of mobile device users. Are you serving up a great web experience for those smartphone and tablet users? We discuss a number of tools and templates that will help you to do just that.

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The discussion:

Responsive DesignResponsive design – Martin and Sallie finish up the June focus on mobile ministry with a discussion of web design that looks good on every screen size.

WELS now:

Read about Naomi Green’s contributions to the WELSTech Photo Challenge in the July issue of Forward in Christ magazine, page 22 (sneak peek).

  • There’s still time to participate in the June challenge. Share your photos of travel and vacation, VBS and Matthew 11:29.
  • The July challenge will be summer, outreach and Isaiah 52:7.
  • Visit the challenge album!

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 452 – In July we’ll be talking about all aspects of online security, and we plan to start the conversation next week with a discussion on a topic we all know and love, passwords. Release date: Wednesday, July 6

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450 – Devices

The WELSTech summer series on “mobile ministry” continues with a fun discussion of the many ways mobile devices both make our lives easier and can help our ministries. Martin does an unboxing! Also tune in for some great community feedback, especially if you have a church or school library that needs to be cataloged.

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The discussion:

iPhone145x125Mobile devices – Martin and Sallie share tips for purchasing a mobile device and all the extras.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 451 – Next week we wrap up the “mobile ministry” series with a discussion of mobile friendly web sites. Release date: Wednesday, June 29

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449 – Fur the Love of Photos

The WELSTech summer series on “mobile ministry” continues as Martin and Sallie explore photography. The cameras we carry on our smartphones can be powerful tools for ministry. Listen in for good camera apps, tips and accessories. Plus, Sallie shares some TechSmith love, and Martin has a square jellyfish for his phone.

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The discussion:

Martins iPhone PhotoMobile photography – As the old saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. And your smartphone camera may be just the thing you need to accomplish more ministry goals than you realized.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 450 – Mobile hardware, operating systems (iOS vs. Android) and peripherals will be the topic of next week’s podcast. Release date: Wednesday, June 22

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448 – Mobile Ministry Apps

WELSTech kicks off our first summer series on “mobile” with a show all about apps…especially those apps useful for ministry. Pastors, teachers, and anyone interested in what a smartphone can do for them will find plenty of ideas. There are also mobile-friendly picks of the week and a review of an adventure-ready Bluetooth speaker.

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The discussion:

Mobile phoneThere’s an app for that – After answering the Miss America question of the day, Martin and Sallie share loads of useful apps for public and personal ministry.

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Community feedback:

Pastor Emile Burgess from Trinity in Caledonia, WI shares his experience with a rugged, adventure-ready Bluetooth speaker, the ECOXGEAR EcoCarbon from REI

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 449 – The focus on mobile ministry continues with a look at all things about mobile photography. Release date: Wednesday, June 15

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