477 – 2016 Retrospective

It seems like 2016 just started, but WELSTech has arrived at our annual “best of” show to close out the year. Listen as Martin and Sallie review their favorite interviews and ministry resources from 2016. They also count down their top picks of the year. All this to cap off 9 years of tech-in-ministry goodness known as WELSTech!

Play

The discussion:

Looking back – Martin and Sallie share favorite memories of WELSTech from 2016.

Favorite series

Favorite interviews
Contests
Picks of the year

Featured video:

The newest addition on the WELSTech Music YouTube playlist is O Holy Night from Koine.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 478 – Help WELSTech welcome a new year of broadcast and learn how Mark Meyer is teaching coding at Immanuel in Greenville, WI. Release date: Wednesday, January 4.

Get involved:

Merry Christmas from WELSTech

Martin and Sallie invite you to enjoy this special video message …

 

476 – Interview: Synod Archivist

On this week’s WELSTech Christmas special, Susan Willems, the new synod archivist, joins the show to talk about what an archive is, some interesting facts about the synod archive and why your congregation or organization might want to start your own. In addition, we feature WELS President Schroeder’s Christmas message.

Play

The interview:

Preserving the past for the future – Martin chats with our new synod archivist, Susan Willems, about her many responsibilities including the transfer of archives to the CMM, the job of digitizing the resources, and the planned searchable online catalog of resources. Susan also offers tips for congregations considering starting their own archives.

Featured video:

Watch WELS President Mark Schroeder’s Christmas Message, the newest addition on the WELSTech “Likes” list on Vimeo.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 477 – Martin and Sallie look back at the best of 2016. Release date: Wednesday, December 28.

Get involved:

475 – Wall To Wall Tech … And Ministry

It’s “Community Feedback” day on WELSTech, and there is something for everyone. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the new, improved Google Sites, see Trello in action, and check out video camera recommendations. Plus, there’s DOS-prompt nostalgia, podcast recommendations, and smart light bulbs to light your way. See what everybody is talking about.

Play

The discussion:

Last time in 2016 – Our WELSTech listeners come through again with feedback on all types of tech in ministry goodness.

News in tech:

Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt

WELS now:

Christian Leadership Conference – January 6-8 in Orlando, FL

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Check out WELS Technology Projects on Trello, an example of a method of communicating project progress

Featured video:

Watch the December update from Academia Cristo and iGlesia Luterano Cristo, the newest addition on the WELSTech “Likes” list on Vimeo.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 476 – Celebrate Christmas week with a very special WELSTech episode featuring the new synod archivist, Susan Willems. Release date: Wednesday, December 21.

Get involved:

474 – Promotion Time

On WELSTech this week, Professor Bill Pekrul from Martin Luther College joins the show to talk about ways to promote your church and school through social media and other digital channels. Sallie shares a list of favorite digital tools, while Martin drops his cell phone…on purpose.

Play

The interview and discussion:

Promotion planning – Martin and Sallie talk with Professor Bill Pekrul, Director of Public Relations at Martin Luther College, about promoting church and school. Bill stresses the key to great promotions is adopting realistic, effective, and sustainable plans.

News in tech:

Netflix Adds Offline Viewing

WELS now:

Tune in for the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Christmas Concert live stream on Sunday, December 11 at 3 and 7 pm Central

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Check out the 30-day free trial of Proclaim 2.0

Featured video:

Replay the Martin Luther College live streamed Christmas Concert.

mlcchristmas600x342

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 475 – Martin and Sallie share listener feedback! Release date: Wednesday, December 14

Get involved: