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535 – Training Techies: Worship Projection

February is “training” month on WELSTech as Martin and Sallie dedicate each show to discussing ways to train your volunteers for those important tech tasks like worship projection. Kristen Tetteh also joins the show to talk about Faithlife’s Proclaim software. She brought with her a special discount code!

The discussion:

Worship projection – Volunteers are key players when it comes to the work to be done in churches and schools. This week we look at one important “techie” role volunteers play in worship – controlling the worship projection. Martin and Sallie share tips for equipping volunteers to carry out their duties with confidence and without errors.

The interview:

Meeting the unique need – Kristen Tetteh joins Martin and Sallie to share an overview of Faithlife Proclaim Church Presentation Software, including the history of how the software was born to meet the needs of congregations. She gives us a behind the screens look at the software screens and the vast Pro Media library included with Proclaim.

Kristen also shares a special offer for WELSTech listeners. Visit proclaimonline.com/welstech for a three-month free trial of Proclaim with the promo code WELSTECH.

News in tech:

WELS now:

The current Interactive Faith online Bible Study, Isaiah: God confronts and comforts his people, with Pastor Daniel Habben from St. John’s, Antigua wraps up this week, but you can still enjoy the video archive and downloadable study guides.

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Worship projection media

Community feedback:

  • Shelley Karstens is using Google Hangouts to connect her students with other classrooms, and she’d like to connect with yours! Details on the WELSTech Google Group.

Featured video:

Learn more about Faithlife Proclaim from the large selection of videos on their YouTube channel including this week’s addition to the WELSTech instructional video playlist, How to Use Proclaim Church Presentation Software.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 536 – Training techies on church and school management software. Release date: Wednesday, February 14.

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411 – Worship Tech

This week on WELSTech we talk about a creative way to involve members in your ministry efforts, share some security tips for your social media accounts and even throw in some cool (and educational) websites for kids.

The interview & discussion:

core145x125Creative team – Tom Plamann, Technology & Creative Arts Coordinator at The CORE in Appleton, WI, joins Martin and Sallie with a look behind the scenes at the planning, creativity and cutting edge technology (minus a fear of failure) which goes into each worship service.

News in tech:

iOS 9 available for iPhone and iPad

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Websites for Kids – A list of great kids sites including …

Featured video:

This week we’ve added not one, but two, projection mapping introductory videos to the WELSTech Product Demos YouTube Playlist – 3D Projection Mapping and Projection Mapping: The Future is Here. Learn more at Projection Mapping Central.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 412 – Martin and Sallie welcome back Gail Potratz to the semi-regular classroom correspondent chair to talk “making” with tech in the classroom.  Join us Tuesday, September 29 at 4 pm Central. welstechlive.wels.net

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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.

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

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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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156 – Microphones, Janet Jackson, and Milk

This week the WELSTech Podcast discussion includes congregation tech topics such as wireless microphones, projection solutions, electronic signs, online social media presence and more.

The discussion:

New Tech in Sleepy Eye – Martin and Sallie review the newest techie additions in Sallie’s congregation, St. John’s in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Rear Projection Screen

Tech Planning – Mark Salzwedel, a member of Christ in Eden Prairie, WI, wrote WELSTech because his congregation was looking for direction and contacts to assist with some technology planning they are undertaking.

Ministry resources:

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(32:15) View the live video stream of WELS Regional Choral Fest from Manitowoc Lutheran High School at wels.net/streams/live

  • Pops Concert – Friday, November 12 at 7 p.m. CST
  • Sacred Concert – Sunday, November 14 at 2 p.m. CST

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:55) Episode 157 – WELSTech hits the books as we look at chapter 3 of Leading 21st Century Schools.  (Release date 11/10/10)

The featured artist:

(46:05) This week we feature the music of Crosswalk Lutheran Ministries (http://www.crosswalkphoenix.com/worship/music.aspx) – You Are My World from their CD titled ”Crosswalk Lutheran Ministries”

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