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WELS Video on Vimeo

No one would argue with the fact that video is becoming more prevalent in Internet communication. In fact, a recent study indicates that the average consumer watches 49 minutes of social video every day, and that number is expected to grow. Another study projects that by 2019, 80% of Internet traffic will be video. Perhaps now, more than ever, we might be inclined to agree with this 1964 statement by Marshall McLuhan –

“The medium is the message.”

in the sense that the medium of video is becoming an expectation of online communication if a message is to be heard.

Application/audience

But video creation takes time and strategic thinking. To support and supplement congregation and school needs in this area, WELS offers a collection of 1,100+ videos which can be shared via social media and embedded on church and school web sites. These videos are available on the Vimeo web site at vimeo.com/wels. Video topics include …

and more. The video below gives a brief overview of the site and includes a demonstration of how video can be easily shared and embedded.

Related resources

In addition to the Vimeo hosting platform, WELS videos are also available on YouTube at youtube.com/user/welsstreams.

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413 – How Are You Doing?

WELSTech welcomes a special visitor from Mexico, Missionary Mike Hartman, who shares an update on the ways technology is serving the work of spreading of the gospel. Martin and Sallie discuss ways to gather feedback on the work of the church and school, tour the updated iOS Podcasts app and share an overview of the new early childhood devotions.

The interview:

Academia CristoLatin America Update – Missionary Mike Hartman from Mexico dropped by the WELSTech Studio West to share news of the tech-enhanced outreach efforts currently underway in Latin America.

The discussion:

The survey says – Martin and Sallie discuss the art of gathering feedback in the church and school setting.

News in tech:

New Chromecasts

WELS now:

Early Childhood Ministry Educators Weekly Devotions

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Share these Latin American Missions sites with your Spanish speaking friends:

Featured video:

Tune in to the WELSTech Instructional Playlist for the Academia Cristo Update for September 2015.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 414 – The season’s book discussion continues as Martin and Sallie share chapter 2 of With All Your Heart: Project Management for Churches, Christian Schools and Other Faith-Based Organizations. Tune in to learn about steps for starting a project. Join us Tuesday, October 13 at 4 pm Central. welstechlive.wels.net

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373b – Christmas Around the World Part 2

On this week’s WELSTech, we close the books on another year of podcasting with the conclusion of our special globe-spanning, tech-in-world-missions interview! Happy New Year WELSTech-ers!!

The discussion:

christmas2Using all things – WELS World Missions Administrator Larry Schlomer along with Missionaries Brad Wordell from Tokyo, Japan and Mike Hartman from Leon, Mexico join Martin and Sallie for the conclusion of our tech-in-world-missions round table discussion. Check out Part 1 of the interview on WELSTech 373a.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 374 – Martin and Sallie celebrate WELSTech’s 8th anniversary with a look back at the best of 2014. (Broadcast date – 01/06/15)

Featured videos:

We close 2014 with a new addition to our Music playlist on YouTube – O Little Town of Bethlehem by Koiné

 

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373a – Christmas Around the World Part 1

It’s Christmas week on WELSTech, and we’ve returned to our yearly tradition of bringing you a very special interview. This year’s guests include missionaries from Japan and Mexico as we enjoy a worldwide Christmas celebration of tech-in-ministry.

Ministry resources:

View and download the 12 Days of Christmas devotions from Martin Luther College

The discussion:

christmas1Tech in missions – As a special Christmas treat, Martin and Sallie span the globe (and 15 time zones) to connect with Missionaries Mike Hartman from Leon, Mexico and Brad Wordell from Tokyo, Japan as well as WELS World Missions Administrator, Rev. Larry Schlomer. Hear their first-hand accounts of the variety of ways technology is advancing the spread of the gospel and the training of native workers in WELS world mission fields.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 373b – Tune in for the final WELSTech of the year as we wrap up our global-tech-in-ministry discussion. (Broadcast date – 12/30/14)

Featured videos:

This week we feature a Christmas entry on the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  – O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is by the Martin Luther College choirs

 

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335 – Global Mobile Ministry

There’s no foolin’ around on this week’s WELSTech Podcast, as Martin and Sallie share the events of the recent Christ In Media Institute Conference on Mobile Phone Outreach. Sallie’s practicing karate, and Martin has a surprising (controversial?) tip of the week. There’s even a little document camera demo to round out the fun.

The interviews and discussion:

christInMedia145x125Cheerleading for Mobile Missions – Sallie was on-hand for the recent Christ In Media Institute Christian Mobile-Phone Project Conference which brought together high school and college-aged students and a “rock star” cast of missionaries from all corners of the world to present ideas for using the now ubiquitous technology of mobile phones to share the good news of Jesus Christ. We share multiple interviews to give WELSTech-ers a flavor of the excitement that the conference generated.

Ministry resources:

  • Granny’s Bible Dojo – iOS app for memorizing the books of the Bible
  • Share a helpful resource that makes a difference in your ministry, and you will be entered to win an Apple TV. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

Tech tips:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

Registration is officially open for summer FinalWeb training with Martin and Sallie at the Center for Mission and Ministry. Learn more and sign up at bit.ly/fwtraininginfo.

Community feedback:

Music download:

This week only, download a free music single from the Wisconsin Lutheran College Choir – Softly and Tenderly

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 336 – Join Martin and Sallie for a discussion of creative uses of Google Forms for gathering school and church data. (Broadcast date – 04/08/14)

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259 – Christ In Media

WELSTech hits the road this week as Martin and Sallie interview leaders of the recent Media Outreach in World Missions Conference from the beautiful Media Arts Studio on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College!

The discussion:

Conference recap – Martin and Sallie review highlights of the Media Outreach in World Missions Conference held recently at Bethany Lutheran College. There participants from around the world joined in discussions about using technology to collaborate and produce creative content for sharing the Gospel message with all people!

Four of the conference leaders sat down with Martin and Sallie to share their thoughts on the challenges presented at the conference.

The discipleship challenge with Paul Hartman:

(8:18) Pastor Paul Hartman, director of WELS Multi-Language Publications, has a vision for sharing God’s Word with the world which includes creative usage of technology. Pastor Hartman shares his thoughts on nurturing Christians from a distance.

The cultural challenge with John Lawrenz:

(21:25) Dr. John Lawrenz from Asia Lutheran Seminary has experienced more cultures than WELSTech listeners have experienced different versions of operating systems, and he shares his thoughts on how to bridge cultural challenges to sharing the Gospel.

Picks of the week:

The creative and technological challenges with Jas Lonnquist and Mike Klebig:

(44:45) Husband and wife team Mike Klebig and Jas Lonnquist are members of Apostles in San Jose, CA and “Godly Geeks” who were moved to action as they implemented media solutions in their own congregation and then shared those solutions with others. They talk with Martin and Sallie about right-brain creativity and left-brain tech solutions.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:12:12) Episode 260 – EdTech week on WELSTech returns with a special twist! Not only will we be joined by our semi-regular co-host Jason Schmidt and have a great interview with teacher John Dorn about using Edmodo in the classroom, but listeners can also look forward to WELSTech “going global” as Martin joins our Hangout from Hong Kong! (Release date – 10/30/12)

The featured artist:

(1:14:05) This week we close the podcast with the Reformation music of Koine (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) – God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage

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215 – Christmas Tech Chat

It’s Christmas week on the WELSTech Podcast, and we talk with Missionary Nate Wagenknecht and his wife Julie.

The interview:

(3:51) LATTE-flavored technology – Martin and Sallie are joined by Missionary Nate Wagenknecht and his wife Julie from Leon, Mexico for a special Christmas week interview about their use of technology for seminary training and communication.

  • LATTE – Latin American Traveling Theological Educators
  • The Wagenknechts – Family Life & Ministry on a Mission Field

Coming up on WELSTech:

(28:16) Episode 216 – Wrapping up another year of podcasting, Martin and Sallie revisit their best and worst picks of 2011. (Release date – 12/28/11)

The featured artist:

(29:40) We close the podcast with the music and video of Koine’s (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) O Little Town of Bethlehem from their CD titled “Anno Domini”

 

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114 – Read Your Bible

This week on the WELSTech podcast Martin and Sallie help you kick off 2010 with a Bible reading plan and talk with a missionary about using Skype to conduct a long distance mission festival.

The discussion:

Digital Bible Reading PlansGet into the Word – The start of a new year is a great time to adopt a Bible reading plan. Martin and Sallie share ideas to help you get started, stay on track and even share readings on your web site.  And the selection of reading plans couldn’t be better!!

The interview:

(17:38) Long-Distance Mission Festivals – Imagine connecting your congregation real-time with a missionary on the other side of the world.  Using Skype and a simple web camera and projection set up, this has proven to be a very effective way for state side churches and schools to talk with those serving in the mission field.  Listen and learn about the possibilities.

Ministry resources:

(34:58) VolunteerSpot.com (Video Tour)

News in tech:

(36:45) Best of CES 2010 Awards

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • (44:12) WELSTech listeners save $10 on Glo Bible software
  • Use coupon code: WELS
  • Use the WELSTech coupon code and buy online for just $49.99, a 45% savings!
  • Offer valid until January 20, 2010
  • Watch Martin’s Glo Bible demo

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(53:55) Episode 115 – We’ll talk through the concepts in Chapter 3 of Shane Hipps’ book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture. (Release date 01/20/10)

The featured artist:

(54:40) We close the podcast with the music of Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com – Follow stephenbautista on Twitter) – Grace Beyond My Need from his “Abandon” CD

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