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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.
||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|
||383 – Execute||On this week's WELSTech we look at the heart of executing a gospel-focused productivity plan as we strive to efficiently and effectively use our gifts in service to God and others. Also on the docket are expensive watches, broken link finders,||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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,||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||381 – Sherry, Pirates, and Watches||This week's WELSTech has it all: literary adventures, a winery tour, and even fashion advice. Get the inside scoop on great deals from ShopWELS vendors as well as the hottest pre-conference workshops planned for this summer's WELSTech Conference.||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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,||2/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||379 – Reduce||WELSTech is back with tips for eliminating some of your workload and serving others in the process. There's also news on the Google Apps front, a fun survey app for the classroom, online classes and new wiki pages to explore. Join the conversation!||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||378 – It’s Conference Time!||Enjoy the Texas warmth on this week's WELSTech, and learn all about the goodness in store at this summer's WELSTech Conference. Parenting in the digital age resources, Outlook comes to smartphones and Logos 6 giveaways round out this very full episode.||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||377 – Putting The O In Gooroo||Is WELSTech real or simply virtual reality? This week's education focused episode includes a series kick-off, out of this world picks and the final countdown to WELSTech Conference 2015 registration. The discussion:||1/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||376 – Quadcopters and Other Coolness from MLC||WELSTech is live from Martin Luther College this week with all kinds of special techie MLC treats. Martin and Sallie podcast from the same location and welcome a special guest and his "shiny" tech to the show as well. The interview:||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||375 – Architecting Your Life||This week on WELSTech we return to this season's productivity book discussion and consider the merits of setting our alarms a bit earlier. We also hear the story behind a new outreach-focused video short, learn about a major update of the WELS Mobile a.||1/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||374 – Just a Few of our Favorite Things||The first podcast of a new year brings reflection on the year past. Listen for the best of the best in 2014 episodes, contests, interviews and picks. Plus the WELSTech mail bag is overflowing with great community feedback. Welcome to year 8 of WELSTech!||1/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||373b – Christmas Around the World Part 2||On this week's WELSTech, we close the books on another year of podcasting with the conclusion of our special globe-spanning, tech-in-world-missions interview! Happy New Year WELSTech-ers!! The discussion:||12/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||373a – Christmas Around the World Part 1||It's Christmas week on WELSTech, and we've returned to our yearly tradition of bringing you a very special interview. This year's guests include missionaries from Japan and Mexico as we enjoy a worldwide Christmas celebration of tech-in-ministry.||12/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||372 – Home Sweet Home||WELSTech goes mobile as Martin and Sallie share their smartphone home screen favorite apps. Plus there's "Best of 2014" app selections from Google and Apple and mobile app academy resources to help teachers bring STEM to their classrooms.||12/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||371 – What Is My Purpose?||Two great topics are featured on today's WELSTech - productivity and social media. Consider how the Gospel influences your personal mission statement, and learn how to engage social media "influencers" in your congregation and school as online ambassad...||12/9/2014||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.