Tag Archive for: worship planning

672 – Service Builder

On WELSTech this week we welcome 2022 with a deep dive into an exciting new tech-in-ministry worship planning solution, Christian Worship: Service Builder. Additionally, we announce a new podcast around weekly sermon preparation, Martin has a foldable keyboard which Maxwell Smart would appreciate, and we share a bookkeeping software recommendation.

The interview

Christian Worship: Service Builder – Pastor Caleb Bassett from Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fallbrook, CA serves as Chairman of the Technology Committee for the new Christian Worship hymnal. He talks with Martin and Sallie about the exciting release of Christian Worship: Service Builder, a cloud-based and collaborative worship planning solution which can also create service folders and presentations using the new Christian Worship settings and easily integrate readings, prayers, hymns and psalms.

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WELS now

Tune in to WELS’ new Preacher Podcast, part of The Foundation series from WELS Congregational Services. It exists to help churches allow the gospel message to be heard in worship and to echo throughout the week. Listen to multiple pastors discuss sermon topics for the church season.

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3 Proven Ways To Seamlessly Promote Recurring Giving

Community feedback

  • Church bookkeeping recommendation – Quickbooks

Next time

Our classroom technology correspondents are back, and we talk #EDU22 with Jason and Rachel.

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497 – Guess Who’s A Pinterest Lover?

This week on WELSTech, there’s a shocking turn of events! Somehow a show filled with some great community feedback turned into an admission by one of the hosts that Pinterest is actually a pretty useful tool. Tune in to find out who and why. Also, Sallie shares an invaluable resource to get you ready for worship this Sunday!

The discussion:

Community feedback at its finest – WELSTech listeners never disappoint when they share the tips, tricks, and news of technology that assists with ministry.

Countdown to episode 500:

Revisit year 7 (2014) of WELSTech (episodes 323 to 373), when Google Forms, Kanban and Instagram for Churches were the upstarts.

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New Shepherd’s Staff WebTools on Sale through May 31

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Worship Helps

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New on the WELSTech Music playlist is Koine’s The King of Love My Shepherd Is.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 498 – We welcome back Jason Schmidt for our last edtech discussion of the 2016-17 school year. Release date: Wednesday, May 23.

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389 – Worship Planning In A Mobile World

This week on WELSTech we take a deep dive into worship planning and get a preview of Matt Weseloh’s WELSTech Conference presentation on the topic. Listen also for a new online teen Bible study opportunity, a ministry marketing focused Pinterest board, and mobile-centric news galore!

The interview & discussion:

Matt_Webcam145x125Is it in the right key? – WELSTech Conference 2015 presenter Matt Weseloh, a member of Holy Word, Pflugerville, TX, chats with Martin and Sallie about the worship planning experiences he will be sharing in his conference breakout session titled “Worship Planning in a Mobile World.”

News in tech:

Google rolls out mobile-friendly search results

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The newest addition to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist on YouTube is PCO (PlanningCenterOnline) – A Guided Tour


Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 390 – WELSTech Goes To School with guest host Gail Potratz as we explore tech for teaching God’s Word & Hymnology – 04/28/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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380 – Projects

This week on WELSTech we look at project management software. From special events to school initiatives to worship planning, there are many large, multi-faceted projects to oversee in the church and school setting, and project management software may be the solution to that need.

The interview and discussion:

jWagenknecht145x125Project management – Churches and schools can benefit from the organizational and collaborative capabilities of project management software. Martin and Sallie are joined by WELSTech Conference presenter, Julia Wagenknecht, to discuss uses for the various project management software solutions.

Task Management

Online Project Management

Mind Mapping

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Ministry resources:

In His Sandals on Audible

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Check out the Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries (WLIM) new web site

Need to know:

Register for WELSTech Conference 2015 and help us spread the word using our new Press Kit

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 381 – We welcome teacher Gail Potratz to the conversation as the series WELSTech Goes Back To School continues with a focus on Language Arts resources for all grade levels. (2/24/15)

Featured videos:

We’ve dedicated a brand new WELSTech YouTube playlist to Lenten Hymns and Music by Koine, and we feature their song O, Dearest Jesus to usher in the Lenten season


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