618 – Closing Out A Decade Of Podcasts

We close out the decade with the traditional WELSTech year-end review of favorite moments from past episodes. May God bless the WELSTech community in 2020 and beyond!

The discussion:

Best of 2019 – Martin and Sallie look back at the past year of podcasts and reminisce about a change in show frequency (less is more!), the event that was 2 years in the making, and cats, of course!



Favorite episode titles

Ministry resources:


Picks of the week:

Featured video:

Enjoy The Divers singing Let Us Go.

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617 – A Season of Giving

The WELSTech Christmas Special is a favorite episode each year, and 2019 doesn’t disappoint. Join Martin and Sallie as we learn more about the Ministry of Christian Giving.

The interview:

Online giving – Pastor Kurt Lueneburg and Adam Goede from WELS Christian Giving are on camera with Martin and Sallie for this special Christmas interview.

Next time:

On our New Year’s Eve special, we look back at the best of 2019 on WELSTech.

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616 – Bible Study in a Tree Stand

December has arrived on WELSTech, and its got us talking about Bible study ideas for the upcoming new year. This episode also includes news from Hour of Code, Christmas concert schedules, a family stewardship devotion series, and an opportunity to help Michigan Lutheran Seminary enhance their YouTube options.

The interview & discussion:

In the Word – Principal Brad Gurgel from St Peter Lutheran School in St Peter, MN provides an update on their school and church Bible reading initiative which he first shared at this summer’s EdTechLead19 (presentation link). Alycia Cameron also updates us on the Berean Bible Challenge she is leading, and Martin and Sallie have additional ideas for Bible study as we approach a new year.

News in tech:

Hour of Code – December 9-15

WELS now:

  • Christmas Concerts
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Live Stream)
      • Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 and 7:00 pm
    • Martin Luther College (Live Stream)
      • Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
      • Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 pm
  • Shop online with Northwestern Publishing House from their ‘Tis His Season catalog
    • Use coupon code FREETIDINGS at checkout to receive a free copy of Tidings of Comfort and Joy when you make a $50 or more purchase from the catalog

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

Christians Under Construction family stewardship devotion series

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Check out Smart Dezign: Church Media Made Simple on YouTube, including this video on Making a $4 Dollar Store DIY Teleprompter

Next time:

Pastor Kurt Lueneburg and Adam Goede from the Christian Giving office share ideas for online giving.

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