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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.

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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.

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471 – 200 Pixels

We’ve arrived at another community feedback week on WELSTech, and the sites and resources shared are functional, friendly, free, and favorable for furtherance of ministry. 😀 Sallie’s coding Minecraft sheep to produce diamonds, Martin’s scanning historic photos with his smart phone, and WELS has a new youth ministry resource worth checking out. Listen & learn!

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Tab-palooza – Sallie’s loaded up a whopping 27 tabs of WELSTech goodness for this week’s WELSTech community feedback discussion. From G Suite tricks and updates to ministry tech ideas for the upcoming Advent and Christmas season to a tool for creating virtual reality scenes, there’s something for everyone!

News in tech:

WhatsApp Video Calling

WELS now:

Forward in Christ archive

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

New Youth Ministry Resource AvailableOrder from NPH

Featured video:

Learn more about the Transformed program for Youth Ministry by watching Pastor Jon Enter’s 2016 Youth Rally Transformed Workshop, the newest addition on the WELSTech “Likes” list on Vimeo.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 472 – We’re giving thanks WELSTech-style as we talk with Pastor Andrew Schroer, author of 364 Days of Thanksgiving. Release date: Wednesday, November 23.

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345 – A Wiki Revival

This week on WELSTech we unveil the brand new WELSTech Wiki to kickoff the 2014 wiki migration summer series. Listeners might experience a bit of deja vu as Martin and Sallie unknowingly replay past show features plus we share the amazing story behind our newest WELSTech Hall-of-Fame member.

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button2Text145x125Getting a move on – Summer has arrived on WELSTech as Martin and Sallie kickoff the WELSTech Wiki migration series. Request an account on our new wiki –

welstechwiki.gapps.wels.net 

and help us enhance the resource sharing site. Each week we’ll move a set of wiki pages and do some sprucing up of the content in the process. This week’s new content includes the area of …

Tech tips:

  • Enjoy easy reading on Mac, iPad and iPhone with the Sarafi Reader option
  • Google Sites Page Templates save time

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Of interest:

We’re planning a WELSTech Conference in July 2015 and the call for presenters will be issued soon. Watch for the announcement and consider what tech-in-ministry topics you may want to present to others.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 346 – Martin and Sallie migrate wiki resources for Worship Planning . (Broadcast date – 06/17/14)

Featured video:

From the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos Playlist, watch Thumbs Up for Rock and Roll!

 

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