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619 – Forward In Christ in 2020

Welcome to 2020 on WELSTech! Martin and Sallie usher in a new decade of tech-in-ministry podcasting with a look to the future. We dive into all that’s new with Forward In Christ magazine, including the shiny new website. And there’s plenty of traditional WELSTech goodness included as well – news in tech, a conference announcement, creative new hardware, and plenty of community chatter.

The interview & discussion:

Something old, something new – We turn the tables on Together video host Nicole Balza, and she becomes the interviewee as she shares details about the Forward in Christ (FIC) magazine redesign and the new ForwardInChrist.net companion website.

News in tech:

It’s the end of the support life cycle for Windows 7

WELS now:

Register now for the first WELS Women Writers Conference – April 24-25

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

Search five years of Forward in Christ PDF archives

Community feedback:

Featured video:

A great introduction to the Art with Flo channel is this video of 5 FUN drawing exercises. Bonus: There’s llamas!!

Next time:

Professor Rachel Feld from Martin Luther College shares the latest education technology trends.

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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.

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.

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