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  • 479 – Social Media in Ministry: YouTube
    by Sallie Draper on 2017/01/11 at 1:02 am

    Your ministry likely has, or will have, video to share in 2017. Listen in on a WELSTech discussion of the whys, whats, whos, and hows of using YouTube to get your videos played, talked about, and shared. There’s also coverage of some of the “wow” of CES, a pulsing pick of the […]

  • Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation
    by Sallie Draper on 2017/01/11 at 1:01 am

    In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, the Minneapolis Institute of Art recently held an exhibit titled Martin Luther: Art of the Reformation. The exhibit featured over 400 pieces of history and art from Luther’s time, many of which traveled outside of […]

  • Productivity Tips from
    by Martin Spriggs on 2017/01/11 at 1:00 am

    Now that we’ve arrived at another new year, it’s appropriate to highlight an excellent blog that not only provides productivity focused articles, but from a ministry perspective. You can find it at During my time in the ministry and now consulting with many […]

  • A Sudanese Christmas in Ottawa
    by missions on 2017/01/05 at 8:46 pm

    I received a phone call on December 2nd from a Jacob Luk asking if he could make an appointment with me to speak about an issue that he didn’t want to discuss over the phone. All he would say is that he was currently a member at another Lutheran church in Ottawa, and that he would […]

  • 478 – 2017: Focus on Ministry Resources
    by Sallie Draper on 2017/01/03 at 9:05 pm

    WELSTech starts the new year with a resolution — more and better ministry resources! We kick of the new year with a Bible reading plan and morning routine resources. Join us for 2017 as we find intersections between technology and ministry. The discussion: WELSTechversary – Martin and […]

  • The Miracle Morning
    by Sallie Draper on 2017/01/03 at 6:39 pm

    The start of a new year and hanging of a pristine new calendar, often stirs in us a desire to review our plans, goals, and personal productivity. Hal Elrod’s book, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM), details one approach […]

  • Reformation Reading Plan on YouVersion
    by Martin Spriggs on 2017/01/03 at 2:26 pm

    As we begin the new year, it is the perfect time to review the available resources for Bible reading plans. Add to that the fact that we will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, and it makes sense to consider plans that identify readings throughout the year that […]

  • Helpful strategies for worshiping with children
    by Nicole Balza on 2017/01/01 at 7:00 am

    Jesus said in Luke 18, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” As parents with little children know, bringing their children to Jesus in worship can be quite a challenge. Our congregation went through a baby boom […]


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