Tag Archive for: communcation

624 – Digital Ministry in a COVID-19 World

This special WELSTech episode is dedicated to sharing resources to assist congregations and schools as they adjust to COVID-19 challenges and opportunities.

The discussion:

Martin and Sallie discuss the impact of the changing COVID-19 restrictions on church and school and technology resources which can help.

Featured video:

How Will the Church Look During Coronavirus and WHY?

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504 – I Remember Those Funny Codes

WELSTech’s summer series, featuring Ministry Resources, continues this week. Apple makes an interesting move which causes us to take another look at the QR Codes for church and school communication. We also bring you good news regarding sharing Google Photo libraries as well as repurposing sermon content in creative ways.

The discussion:

Point and shoot – The release of the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 11, includes a camera update to recognize QR (Quick Response) Codes natively. Perhaps it’s time to take a second look at Communicating with QR Codes.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Enjoy Koine’s version of Lord, When Your Glory I Shall See, new on the WELSTech Music playlist on YouTube.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 505 – Tune in for the latest installment of our summer ministry resources series. Release date: Wednesday, July 12.

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059 – Tough Times…No Problem

This week on WELSTech the conversation focuses on tech tips for effective ministry in a challenging economy and Martin and Sallie talk with Pastor Daron Lindemann about the new Message from the Master web site.

The discussion:

  • Technology in Tough Economic Times – Martin and Sallie share a host of ideas for wise use of technology in the church and school setting to save money. From reducing paper printing and distribution costs to prolonging the life of hardware, there are many ways to carry out effective ministry in times of economic challenge.

The interview:

  • Pastor Daron LindemannMessage from the Master (20:14) – Martin and Sallie talk with Pastor Daron Lindemann from Grace in Milwaukee, WI about his work on the Message from the Master project and their brand new web site.
    • www.MessageFromTheMaster.com

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (39:40)
  • WELS.net feature (44:55)
    • Parents Crosslink Podcast
      • Listen on Streams – streams.wels.net/podcasts?series=parents-crosslink-podcast
      • Read more on the Parents Crosslink web site
  • Community feedback (46:50)
    • Pastor Chris Koschnitzke from Christus in Delavan, WI recently added video sermons to his congregation web site
    • The WELSTech listserve has been buzzing with discussion on electronic banking options and ideas for outreach in a digital world
    • Join the #WELSTech Twitter conversation and follow Martin (@mspriggs) and Sallie (@welstechtrainer)
    • Dan Smith from Holy Trinity in Des Moines, WA asked about our experience running a CafePress.com store. Anyone need a WELSTech coffee cup? :-)  www.cafepress.com/welstech
    • Pastor John Borgwardt from Risen Savior in Pooler, GA is looking for solutions for mass e-mail.  Listen to WELSTech Episode 026 for ideas.
  • Coming up on WELSTech (55:52)
    • Episode 060 – Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, joins us and we discuss setting up a School Technology Plan

The featured artist:

  • Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College, performs You are the God from their CD Led By The Light – www.revelationwlc.com (57:06)

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