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527 – An Example: Planning with Trello

Friends of WELSTech should be no stranger to Trello by now. It is one of our favorite project management tools. Today Martin and Sallie walk through a likely scenario of how this powerful web application could change the way you plan and execute projects. Even if you don’t use Trello, there is plenty of great conversation about arranging meetings, versatile mice, tablets, and an impressive response from Google to a very important question!

The discussion:

Working the plan – Martin and Sallie pick up with part 2 of the discussion of sample ministry event planning Trello board by demonstrating the many features which can help you track your ministry tasks on Trello. They cover due dates, checklists, images, labels, attachments, filters and more!

News in tech:

Docs.com is going away on December 15

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Doodle

Community feedback:

  • From Christ Our Savior in Rockford, MI, we discovered “Ok Google … How do I get to heaven?”
  • Kevin Smith from Christ in Zumbrota, MN asks about setting up transferrable Trello accounts for church council members.

Featured video:

Enjoy a Christmas addition to the WELSTech Music playlist on YouTube, Koine’s Mary Did You Know.

 Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 528 – WELSTech brings you a special episode for Christmas week featuring an interview with newly installed WELS Director of Discipleship, Rev. Donn Dobberstein. Release date: Wednesday, December 20.

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526 – Um…Let’s Plan!

It’s time to plan again on WELSTech! Does your organization have a good handle on all it’s events for the year? What tool would be best? In December, Martin and Sallie talk through, and give examples, of excellent tools and approaches that will have you feeling better prepared than ever to take on the events of 2018!

The discussion:

Proactive planning – As the new year approaches, it seems like a good time to take a broad look at the full year of activities ahead in your church or school. Martin and Sallie share a sample ministry event planning Trello board which you may copy and modify to meet your planning needs.

News in tech:

WELS now:

Christmas concert at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

The State of Chromebooks in the Office

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Relive the Martin Luther College Christmas Concert.

 Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 527 – The big-picture planning discussion continues as Martin and Sallie demo the planning process using their master event Trello board. Release date: Wednesday, December 13.

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309 – C13: Mission Important

This week’s WELSTech has a special events focus as we discuss ways to plan for events and interview Pastor Jon Hein about promotional resources for this Christmas season available through WELS’ C13 program. Sallie shares her Pinterest-inspired PVC laptop stand and Martin reviews a new Android phone.

The discussion:

Special Events – Martin and Sallie discuss the important stages of planning for special events at church and school including the role of a communication committee, tips for tracking the planning process and special promotional ideas.

The interview:

(15:57) C13 – Pastor Jon Hein from Beautiful Savior in Summerville, SC and newly-minted Director of the synod’s Congregational Counseling Committee (CCC) joins Martin and Sallie to discuss the work of his committee over the next two years as well as the specific resources available to assist congregations as they plan for Christmas 2013 (C13) worship and outreach.

Ministry resources:

(30:47) Multi-media church resource sites:

Listener reviews:

(32:52) Martin reviews the Moto X smartphone

Tech tips:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(53:40) MLC Ladies Auxiliary – October 5, 2013

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:01:44) Episode 310 – Hit the books next week with WELSTech. We’ll discuss chapter 2 of The Shallows by Nicholas Carr and find out if Martin’s head is made of concrete. (Release date – 10/08/13)

The featured artist:

(1:02:15) We close today’s WELSTech with the instrumental music of In His Service (www.adagioconcepts.com) – Jesus Lover of My Soul

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297 – eBook Ch 4: Events and Announcements

This week’s WELSTech features a discussion of sharing events and announcements on your web site plus photography picks, news on upcoming events (and an iPad giveaway) and some great listener contributions.

The discussion:

Share the news – Martin and Sallie continue the WELSTech 2013 Summer series, Church & School Website Content, with some helpful tips on sharing news on you web site. More and more members and school parents are consuming small bits of news in a more immediate time frame than in the past. Listen for ideas on breaking up your print newsletter into smaller stories throughout the month and establishing a Communication Committee to coordinate and facilitate news reporting.

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • (23:04) WELSTech turns 300 in just 3 weeks! Join us live at 5 p.m. Central on July 30 from the floor of Synod Convention at Martin Luther College – Live streamed via Hangouts on Air
  • WELSTech Camp is coming up on September 14 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Register and attend the free event to be in the drawings for a Mimio Teach Bar and 16GB iPad!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(34:04) Episode 298 – Live streaming video is the topic of next week’s chapter in the continuing summer WELSTech eBook. (Release date – 07/16/13)

The featured artist:

(34:50) We close with the music of WELS musician and staff minister Benhur Khamrang (Reverbnation) – Our Creed

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