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400 – WELSTech Celebrates 400!

This episode of WELSTech is a live recording from WELSTech Conference 2015 held at Country Springs Hotel and Resort in Waukesha, WI. Martin and Sallie celebrate episode 400 with a live audience and special guests from the conference talking about church branding, technology planning and church intranets.

The discussion:

400Selfie145x125Anniversary celebration – Martin and Sallie broadcast the 400th episode of WELSTech from WELSTech Conference 2015 in front of a selfie-worthy live audience! There were plenty of shiny tech giveaways throughout to keep things fun. Special guests and topics include …

  • Ian Welch – Church branding
  • Bob Albrecht – Technology planning
  • Pastor Rob Guenther – Church intranets

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Featured videos:

Visit the WELS Live Stream archives for recordings of other group sessions held at WELSTech Conference:

A special giveaway:

Little Luther enhances the celebration, and Martin and Sallie commit to race Martin Luther to 500 in 2017 as we look forward to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 500th WELSTech Podcast.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 401 – Martin and Sallie share lessons learned, old and new WELSTech connections and special memories from WELSTech Conference 2015 – Tuesday, July 14 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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098 – Intranets and Internal Communication

This week the WELSTech podcast we look at the set up of private, member oriented web sites.

The discussion:

Member focused web sites – Facilitating member-only online communication and collaboration is the purpose of a church or school Intranet.  Martin and Sallie test drive a few Web 2.0 tools that could function as congregational Intranets and share some of the pros and cons of implementing this type of solution.

The interview:

Brad Wheeling(23:16) Member Connect – Brad Wheeling, Marketing Manager for Concordia Technology Solutions (CTS), joins Martin and Sallie to discuss their intranet and church managment software solutions.  The CTS web-based solutions allow congregations flexibility in terms of where and who can make needed updates to information.

  • Visit Concordia Technology Solutions online – cts.cph.org
  • Learn more about WELS partnership discounts from CTS

Ministry resources:

(39:53) 100 Open Courses to Make Yourself an Internet Whiz

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Of interest:

(46:20) WELSTech & YOU! – The WELSTech 100th episode is just two weeks away and we need your help celebrating.  Share your favorite take-aways from the show via any of the WELSTech communication channels.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(57:50) Episode 099 – Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, joins the podcast to discuss the impact of the Google Books initiative on education. (Release date 09/30/09)

The featured artist:

(59:25) This week we close with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – God of Wonders from their CD titled “We Walk By Faith”

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