Tag Archive for: WordPress

678 – Web Excellence

We’re talking web sites on this week’s WELSTech, and we’re joined by WELS Web Developer, Tim Sinclair. This episode also includes information security guidelines for congregations, book recommendations, and a recap of the recent XR Festival sponsored by Christ in Media. Geeks will be especially excited by Martin’s incremental backup pick!

The discussion

Congregation Web Development – Tim Sinclair, WELS Web Developer, talks with Martin and Sallie about best practices and resources for congregation web development.

Ministry Resource

WELS General Information Security Guidelines

Pick of the week

Community news & feedback

Sallie shares highlights from the Christ in Media XR Festival, held recently at Bethany Lutheran College

Next time on WELSTech

Pastor James Behringer, Administrator for WELS Special Ministries, shares updates on prison ministry tech

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402 – Convention Tech

The biennial WELS Convention is just around the corner so this week’s WELSTech includes an overview of the technology at work to bring synod convention to those who observe from afar. A discussion of the the redesign of the WELS.net site is included. Plus there’s new developments from Google, recommendations for screen casting software and news regarding the much anticipated update to the Google Lectionary Calendar.

The interview and discussion:

leeHitter145x125Sharing the news – Lee Hitter, Director of WELS Communications, chats with Martin about the various ways the events of next week’s synod convention will be available. He also shares information on the recent WELS.net redesign and move to the WordPress platform.

News in tech:

WELS now:

WELS Night at Miller Park

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

  • New on the Google Lectionary Calendar is Church Year A 2015-16. Thanks to Pastor Jon Schroeder for your work on the calendar which a huge help in worship planning to many!

Featured video:

The newest addition to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  is the latest Heart to Heart parenting webcast hosted by Nicole Balza. Tune in for a discussion of bullying, over-parenting and discipline.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 403 – Martin and Sallie broadcast from the 63rd Biennial Convention of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and chat with delegates about their convention experience. Join us Tuesday, July 28 at a special time, 4 pm Eastern (3 pm Central) – welstechlive.wels.net

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382 – Heart to Heart

This week on WELSTech we’re talking heart to heart with bloggers about a new blog for parents as well as revealing our Trekkie side and following the MLC College Choir on their Midwest tour. Martin shares a Windows-based Chromebook alternative, and we open the listener mailbag of WELSTech goodness.

The discussion:

Blogging for ministry – So you want to start a blog? Martin and Sallie cover the basics of blogging, from content ideas, style and challenges to popular blogging platforms and some of our favorite ministry blogs.


Favorite Blogs

The interview:

Heart to HeartNew blog on the block – Martin and Sallie welcome Wendy Heyn and Ann Jahns to WELSTech to talk about a new parenting column from Forward in Christ magazine, Heart to heart. Each month a group of parents discuss a parenting topic and the conversation continues online via Heart to heart blog posts and comments. Ann and Wendy share their firsthand experience as new bloggers, and impressions of the supportive Christian community which is developing.

Ministry resources:

Frequent Church Attendance survey from Gallup

News in tech:

Reflecting on Leonard Nimoy’s recent death led to Star Trek technology that we use today

Picks of the week:

WELS insider:

MLC College Choir is currently touring the Midwest.

  • Check out their schedule to locate a concert near you
  • Follow MLC on Facebook to keep up with the fun experiences they are having

Need to know:

Need clock hours? Join us at WELSTech Conference 2015, and we’ll provide a certificate for 13.5 to 21 clock hours!

Community feedback:

  • Choice Eliminator for Google Forms
  • Printer Pro – Free iTunes App of the Week
  • Copyright resources on the WELSTech Wiki
  • The Miracle Morning
  • Tile

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 383 – We’ve arrived at Part 6 of What’s Best Next, WELSTech’s current book selection by Matt Perman, and it’s time to Execute our productivity plans! Watch and participate on 03/10/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net.

Featured videos:

Want to learn more about WordPress? Visit the WordPress Quickstart Video Library or tune in to the WELSTech Instructional YouTube playlist for the WordPress Tutorial 1: Introduction, part of the WordPress Theme Development playlist from LearnWebCode.


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