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WELSTech is a conversation about how technology can be used to assist the work of the church. It is part of Streams - the media network of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
||403 – One in Christ||WELSTech comes to you from WELS Convention at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI this week. Martin and Sallie talk with several delegates about their convention experience and share lots of great ministry resources along the way.||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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.||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||401 – Growing the WELSTech Community||This week on WELSTech we reflect on the recent conference and share resources from the many presenters in attendance. Our ministry resource is a new site with free biblical imagery, and updates to both WELS.net and the online WELS Yearbook are reviewed.||7/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||400 – WELSTech Celebrates 400!||This episode of WELSTech is a live recording from WELSTech Conference 2015 held at Country Springs Hotel and Resort in Waukesha, WI. Martin and Sallie celebrate episode 400 with a live audience and special guests from the conference talking about churc...||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||399 – WELSTech Then And Now||It was 399 episodes ago that WELSTech began its podcasting journey. We've seen some significant technology changes along the way. Today Martin and Sallie take a walk down technology lane to explore those changes and note some of the things that really ..||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||398 – Hootsuite||Martin flies solo but brings with him one of his favorite social networking tools - Hootsuite. If you have anything to do with your organizations social media activities, you might find this tool invaluable! And wouldn't you know, in Sallie's absence,||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||397 – Documentation Fun||This week's WELSTech focus is documentation, and Martin and Sallie demonstrate the ease of screen capture and video editing using TechSmith's Snagit and Camtasia software. Martin shares a timely tip on keeping your passwords doubly secure,||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||396 – Anything Goes||On this week's WELSTech Sallie broadcast solo and shares some interesting tech recommendations from her Facebook friends. The discussion: Latest and Greatest - Sallie's on her own today as Martin vacations.||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||395 – School’s Out||This week we're Martin-less on WELSTech, but no worries as Jason Schmidt co-hosts with Sallie and brings his excellent edtech experience to the show. The discussion covers great web sites for Art, Typing, Research and Internet Safety plus Digital Citiz..||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||394 – Touring the Backlot!||It's WELSTech time again, and this week viewers are in for a treat as Martin and Sallie are together in the WELS studio for a professional multi-camera production. The discussion topic is live streaming, Sallie's got a new gadget grid,||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||393 – Church Office Productivity||The productive church office is a blessing to ministry efforts and the topic of this week's WELSTech Podcast. Tune in for office apps, keyboard shortcuts, breaking WELSTech news, tips for ministering to millennials and bonus boosts to your Psychic RAM!!||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||392 – Care and Feeding||This week's WELStech is quite a zoo as Martin shares digital outreach tips, there's a BORAM on the loose, and the Education on Air archive is available. Tune in for all of this plus a milestone birthday for one of the zoo keepers!||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||391 – Día de MLC||Celebrate Cinco de Mayo WELSTech-style as we share details of the Martin Luther College "social" event of the year. The community feedback mailbag is full of intrigue, and listeners have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.||5/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||390 – Hymn and ChristLight Tech||On this week's WELSTech we share web sites and mobile apps useful in the classroom for the study of God's Word and Hymnology. Listen also for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, teacher resources for participating in the student hymn survey,||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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,||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||388 – Gospel-Driven||This week WELSTech marks the end of the What's Best Next book series with a reflection on what we've learned along the way. There's also discussion of an exciting opportunity for WELSTech Conference attendees, a favorite hymns survey, free fonts,||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||387 – In The Bag||WELSTech is on the road this week as Martin vacations in warm Austin, TX and both he and Sallie did a worship tour of district president congregations over Easter. The topic for discussion is what to carry in your computer bag when traveling.||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||386 – Science and Social Studies||On this week's WELSTech Jason Schmidt brings his enthusiasm and great science and social studies apps for all ages. In our community feedback section we also enjoy a Kickstarter project that will make pancakes in any shape you can draw.||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||385 – Don’t Get Too Comfortable||WELSTech is back with a discussion on congregational, school and personal data and device security. Martin admits he's warming up to Pinterest with our first-ever Pinterest-centric Ministry Resource. Plus the "Please Open the Door" site for outreach to...||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||384 – No Green, But Lots Of Media||We're not kissing the Blarney Stone on today's WELSTech episode. Instead you'll get a great conversation with WELS Connection producer, Steve Boettcher, on media in the church. There's also news on 3d printing innovations and the developing IoT plus P||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Filling a Niche
Your podcast meets some specific needs of ministry and addresses technology related concerns in a practical way. Very professionally done!
I listen to Martin and Sallie on my daily lunchtime walks. Makes me want to get back to our church website and put it into use. Great job!!
A bridge to connecting ministry to technology
The purpose of this podcast is to further ministry through technology. This does exactly that. I have heard everything from how to use applications other than Powerpoint in the classroom to step by step explanations of podcasting, how to take advantage of music technology in church when you don't have an organist, how to record and broadcast videos live in a way similar to television, and how to make videos online accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. This is a GREAT resource for combining mostly free technologies to practical applications in ministry. Very well produced, something new every week.