Using Technology In Ministry Workshops

September 18th-November 20th

12-1pm Technology Workshops
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1-2pm 1-on-1 Technology Help
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Sept. 18 Intro to Technology An overview of software & hardware basics, operating systems, and general Google search techniques. Intro ppt button
Sept. 25 Intro to Technology
Oct. 2 Google Docs/MS Office A Google Docs and Microsoft Office crash course including best practices, how to share files, cloud storage, and collaboration. Google doc ppt button
Oct. 9 Google Docs/MS Office
Oct. 16 Social Media Learn the basics of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and more.  
Oct. 23 Social Media
Oct. 30 Blog & Website Creation Topics covered include an intro to creating blogs and websites through Wordpress and Blogger as well as guidelines for structuring digital content.  
Nov. 6 Blog & Website Creation
Nov. 13 Ministry Tools A tour of must-have technology tools for ministry. This workshop will touch on open source bible apps, scheduling and fund raising software, and creating a digital Resume/CV.  
Nov. 20 Ministry Tools














Michael Bio Pic

Michael spent almost ten years working in information technology, most recently as the Executive Director of Information Technology for the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He earned his Bachelor's of Applied Science in Web Programming, with an Associate's in Computer Networking. He is a lifelong "geek", having starting working on computers when he was only eight years old. A large majority of his experience and expertise lies in website design / development, software application design / development, systems administration, and end user support.


Paige Bio Pic

Paige worked for 10 years in public relations specializing in social media and media relations. She created and maintained campaigns for companies including Kaiser Permanente, Hospice of the Western Reserve, KeyBank and Macy's. Her work included utilizing new and emerging technologies for events, media placements and more. She has been a member of Twitter for 6 years and is an active user of social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


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