TechPastor

Sermon Powerpoint presentations that DON’T SUCK

I’ve seen some woeful sermon powerpoint presentations in my time.  Terrible graphics, clip art, pixelated photos, bouncing text, horrible use of entry and exit text animations… should I go on? Last Sunday we had our baptism service and I wanted the sermon powerpoint to look schmick.  The weekend before I did up a decent one

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Springpad Vs One Note – first thoughts

Many of you know my fascination with Microsoft One Note… it’s a simple but powerful program which lets you categorise and store thousands of bits of info into ‘notebooks’ not unlike an A4 notebook with dividers.  Clever! Since getting an iPhone however I’ve searched for software that would allow me to sync seamlessly One Note

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LibraryThings – brilliant!

I was looking for a simple library tool that I could Easily and quickly add all mine and the churches books to Share the list easily and publicly View and search online or via my iPhone. I found LibraryThing and it’s perfect for us!  Adding books is a cinch, I share a permalink with everyone

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To Do Lists – How do you do it?

I’ve tried heaps of different ways to manage tasks.  I’ve used Microsoft Outlook, Google Tasks, the Things app, the 2Do app, pieces of paper, notepads… the list goes on.  I wanted a simple, easily manageable system that I could access both on my computer (in a browser preferably) AND on my iPhone.  I could not

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Preaching via Skype

This Sunday at C3 New Life we’re doing something a little different.  We’ve got David Spell from C3 Atlanta preaching live via Skype.  Seems to be generating some buzz.  Anyone who hears about it seems to be interested in the results.  Here’s what we’re doing to prepare: – Ensure internet connection is fast. ADSL 2

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Apple TV

Tried out Apple TV at the new Apple Store here in Newcastle. Looks impressive. Can you see any uses for it in ministry

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Which ‘To Do’ App Do You Use?

I’ve played with lots of the task manager apps on the Apple App Store for my iPhone and there’s a diverse range out there to help (or hinder!) your productivity. I spent $12.99 on an app called Things which had a brilliant write up and looked excellent. I have to admit, the price made me

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Use Technology to Your Advantage

There are so many tools you can use to organise yourself and increase productivity that you can get nothing done trying to work them all out. Few tips when creating a new system for life or ministry: – ask your peers what they use – what technology do you have available right now? – what [&hellip

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The Promises – iPhone app that builds faith

You gotta love an iPhone app created by the head of your movement which is specifically designed to help you, build your faith and aid in remembering Scripture.  This is it! It’s a simple app that does exactly that.  Hit the Next button or swipe the screen for another verse,  hit the play button down

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Streak.ly – Get into better habits

Gotta love an application that lets you ‘game your day’.  Streak.ly allows you to insert which tasks you want to complete EVERY day then tick them off each day and try and get a ‘streak’.  The idea is to try and get better streaks and create the habits you want in your life.  Not bad.

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