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423 – You Can’t Forget Bob Ross!

WELSTech wraps up 2015’s community feedback with a lengthy list of notable sites, mobile apps and videos covering all types of ministry applications. There are special tech deals, news of a new STEM classroom, and church history resources shared as well. Let’s make some happy little clouds in our world!

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The discussion:

Bob RossSpotlight the community – As we often say on WELSTech, we learn and grow our use of technology in ministry when listeners share their first-hand experience “with the class.” This episode is dedicated to just that as we share recent community feedback we’ve received from across our many WELSTech channels. And there’s a happy little waterfall happening over here!

News in tech:

WELS now:

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Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Featured video:

Enjoy the Advent music of WELS artist Mike Westendorf as he sings In the Waiting – Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel from the WELSTech Music YouTube Playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 424 – Tune in for our special Christmas week interview with Pastor Paul Prange, Administrator of WELS Ministerial Education. Trees get lonely too, so we’ll give him a little friend! Release date: Wednesday, December 23

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249 – Summer Software Showcase: GloBible

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we look at the multimedia GloBible.

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The discussion:

Through the GloBible Lens – Martin and Sallie share the highlights of the unique multimedia GloBible. Check out our past interview with GloBible creator, Nelson Saba, as well as Martin’s video tour of the software.

Ministry Uses

  1. Project the software in Bible class
  2. Use it for personal Bible study and reading plans
  3. Enrich catechism class or school Bible story time
  4. Record screencast videos to “flip” your Bible studies or share a teaser on an upcoming topic
  5. Gift new members or confirmands with a copy

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(27:30) Send us your favorite Password Management Tips and Tools for inclusion in our September 7 Best list

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(39:43) Episode 250 – Next week Martin and Sallie talk about ministry uses for Google Hangouts as our Summer Software Showcase continues. Oh, and we officially launch the video podcast.  Yikes!! (Release date – 08/22/12)

The featured artist:

(41:48)  We close the podcast with the music of Cross To Glory (www.facebook.com/crosstoglory) – My Grace Will Do 

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228 – Presentation Tech

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the topic is all things related to great presentations and worship projection.

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The discussion:

Presentations done right – Martin and Sallie talk about the many considerations for well done presentations in worship and education settings.

The interview:

(17:08) Upcoming workshop – Koine’s Brian Davison shares information about the Hearts and Hands of David, a workshop on modern artistry in Lutheran Worship, which will be held at Wisconsin Lutheran College, April 19-21.

Ministry resources:

(33:00) 20 Examples of Church Website Navigation

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(43:41) On the April 4th episode of WELSTech we’ll countdown our next 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

E-mail Productivity Tools and Tips

You can tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, mail it in on a carrier pigeon or whatever method you want to use.  Just let us know what you think is best!

Community feedback:

(45:00) Links shared in the WELSTech Diigo group this week include …

Coming up on WELSTech:

(50:42) Episode 229 – Next week we welcome guest host Teacher Jason Schmidt as well as Preschool Director Becky Huebner, and we discuss technology in early childhood education. (Release date – 03/28/12)

The featured artist:

(52:04) We close the podcast with the music and video of Koine’s (www.koinemusic.com | FacebookLord Jesus, You Have Come In Love from their CD titled “The Vine”

 

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Episode 009 – Mar 5 2008

This week Martin and Sallie are joined by Pastor Jon Schroeder to discuss the use of multi-media in worship.

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The interview:

  • The National Conference on Worship Music and the ArtsMulti-media in worship – Martin and Sallie are joined by Pastor Jon Schroeder, Faith Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, GA and presenter at this summer’s National Conference on Worship, Music & the Arts.  Listen as Pastor Schroeder shares his ideas about effective us of multi-media in the worship setting, including the concept that Less is More.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • WELS contemporary praise band Koine sings From All that Dwell Below the Skies from their CD, Koine – www.koinemusic.com

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