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432 – With All Your Heart: Ch 6

This week’s WELSTech features a discussion of the key role volunteers play in the work of faith-based organizations. Leaders of the Member Ministry team at St. Paul’s, New Ulm, share their experience with nurturing spiritual gifts of congregants. Sallie shares an image hack that doesn’t require Photoshop, and there’s a special Lenten video in the Ministry Resources segment of the show.

The discussion and interview:

volunteers145x125Volunteers- Martin and Sallie write the next chapter of With All Your Heart, this season’s DIY book discussion. Many church and school projects are entirely dependent on the work of volunteers in the organization.  Turning those volunteers from renters to owners of the project is key to motivation and success. The good news is there are many tech tools to help!

Linette Scharlemann and Jeff Boyce, part of the Member Ministry team at St. Paul’s, New Ulm, share their experience (and awesome resources) with Discovery Workshops, which help members find out who they are in Christ and live that out to God’s glory each day .

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News in tech:

Twitter changes on the way

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

What is Lent video from Concordia Publishing House

Featured video:

Enjoy Do Something from the St. Paul’s, New Ulm, Member Ministry team. We’ve added it to the YouTube Promo playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 433 – Next week Martin and Sallie dip into the WELSTech mailbag to share a variety of community feedback. Release date: Wednesday, February 24

Get involved:

317 – Thank You God For Tech

We are celebrating Thanksgiving on WELStech this week by sharing our thanks for technology that assists ministry efforts. Martin and Sallie have a full house of Google tips and picks along with much non-Google technology from our listeners to be thankful for as well.

The discussion:

Giving Thanks – Rapid changes in technology have afforded us many opportunities to enhance ministry efforts. Join Martin and Sallie in giving thanks for the abundant tech-in-ministry blessings we enjoy – from the ability to communicate to a worldwide audience to enhancements in personal productivity to increased opportunities to share our faith through social media. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ministry Resources:

  • (18:20) LiveMocha language training with a social twist
  • Share a helpful resource that makes a difference in your ministry, and you will ll be entered to win an Apple TV. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

Tech tips:

Picks of the week:

WELS.net features:

(33:24) Start the new church year off right with a variety of church year calendars

Of interest:

(35:45) Upcoming streamed Christmas concerts:

  • Via WELS Streams
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary – December 8 at 3:00 pm
    • Koine – December 19 at 7:00 pm
  • Via MLC TV
    • Martin Luther College – December 7 at 7:30 pm & December 8 at 4:00 pm

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(47:13) Episode 318 – Next week Gail Potratz is guest-hosting and the topic of the day is tech in the Language Arts classroom. Martin and Sallie also talk with Ryan Rathje about his recent edtech advice for future teachers. (Release date – 12/03/13)

Music download:

(47:53) This week only, download a free music single from WELS harpist Elaine Stindt (HarpElaine.com) – Joyful, Joyful

Get involved:

211 – Digital Thanks

This week the WELSTech Podcast celebrates Thanksgiving with lots of ideas for showing thanks to volunteers.

The discussion:

Thanksgiving WELSTech-style – Martin and Sallie are in thankful moods, particularly for the superb WELSTech community of listeners!  Listen for lots of “techie” ideas for saying thanks to congregation and school volunteers including using social channels to broadcast thanks and setting up a regular system for spreading your thankfulness.

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(25:22) Mark your calendars for streaming Christmas concerts

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(38:43) Episode 212 – Gail Potratz joins Martin and Sallie for a discussion of the online classroom platform, Schoology. (Release date – 11/30/11)

The featured artist:

(39:28) We close the podcast with the music of Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com or stephenbautista on Twitter) – You Came to Live in Me from his CD titled “Abandon”

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