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Technology for Ministry<br />Surrey Adventist Church, Feb.12, 2011<br />
Cloud Computing (“The Cloud”)<br />Cloud computing is simply a set of pooled computing resources and services delivered over the web.<br />Cloud computing is a system whereby data storage, applications and to some degree processing power are freed from local constraints and are available via servers or computers elsewhere in the world. <br />Examples: Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Docs, Picnik<br />
Google Apps<br />Powerful, intuitive applications like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs can help reduce your costs and help people collaborate more effectively.<br />Available Applications:<br />Adwords<br />Calendar<br />Gmail<br />Docs<br />Analytics<br />Call Phone<br />Send SMS<br />Chat<br />Contacts<br />Tasks<br />
6 Free Online Tools for Ministry (handout)Note: Not connected with the Adventist Church.<br />Google Docs: Create, edit and share your work online.<br />Dropbox: Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy.<br />Facebook: ability to create “pages” and “groups”. <br />BibleGateway.com: A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages. <br />Picnik:online photo editing.<br />Wikipedia: free online encyclopedia that contains approximately 17 million articles. <br />
Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service<br />Supported on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux<br />Running: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome<br />Create and edit your work online<br />Familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze<br />Upload your files from your desktop: accepts most popular file formats<br />Access anywhere<br />
Documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users at the same time<br />Choose who can access your documents<br />Documents can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes<br />Easily find your documents by organizing them into folders<br />Opened documents are automatically saved to prevent data loss<br />Can be saved to your computer in a variety of formats (ODF, HTML, PDF, RTF, Text, Microsoft Word)<br />
2GB for free<br />50GB $9.99/month<br />Works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry<br />Photo galleries<br />Online backup<br />Web Access<br />Automatic file sync of any size<br />Share large files and folders<br />
Google Calendar<br />Share your schedule & embed into website<br />Access your calendar on the go with a mobile device<br />Never forget another event again with customizable reminders: be notified by email or text message<br />Send Invitations<br />Sync with your desktop applications (Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal)<br />Work Offline<br />Create tasks with due dates and they automatically appear on your calendar.<br />
AdventistGiving<br />75 years ago approximately 95% of church offerings were given in cash and only 5% were given by check<br />Today we are going through another “church giving” transition as more people use the internet for their finances.<br />Started in 2007 by the NAD<br />
eAdventist<br />Membership List<br />Family List<br />Birthday List<br />Transfers Pending<br />Find people/churches (Organization Search is the official NAD church or school locator) – embed in website<br />Note: All Pastors have a role that allows to print reports but not make changes.<br />
Online Adventist Resources<br />AdventistGiving<br />eAdventist<br />The EGW Estate – CD now available for both PC and Max OS X<br />AdventSource<br />NAD Resource Center<br />My Place With Jesus<br />It is Written Online Bible Studies <br />Sabbath School Network <br />Audioverse<br />
Sending & Receiving Files from BC Conference (Mac OS X Users)<br />Sending from Mac OS X to PC (PDF, MS office formats)<br />Ability to open MS office 2007 files from conference (down load Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack (to open 2007 & 2010 files like xlsx or docx).<br />There is a link to these files on the Treasury webpage.<br />Treasury webpage contains applicable forms for pastors (vacation application, pastoral exp reports 2010, etc…) - http://www.bcadventist.com/article.php?id=283<br />
Online Tools for Ministry<br />Google Calendar: Organize your schedule and share events with friends. (Also, ACC)<br />Skype: Make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files.<br />Google Apps<br />Password program (online option – passpack.com)<br />SermonCentral.com<br />Text message polling (polleverywhere.com) – free & paid accounts<br />Twitter<br />OpenOffice<br />