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    • 1. Technology for Ministry
      Surrey Adventist Church, Feb.12, 2011
    • 2. Useful Ministry Tools
      Image Editing
      Cloud Computing
      Google Apps
      6 Free Online Tools for Ministry
      Online Adventist Resources
    • 3. Cloud Computing (“The Cloud”)
      Cloud computing is simply a set of pooled computing resources and services delivered over the web.
      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.
      Examples: Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Docs, Picnik
    • 4. Google Apps
      Powerful, intuitive applications like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs can help reduce your costs and help people collaborate more effectively.
      Available Applications:
      Call Phone
      Send SMS
    • 5. 6 Free Online Tools for Ministry (handout)Note: Not connected with the Adventist Church.
      Google Docs: Create, edit and share your work online.
      Dropbox: Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy.
      Facebook: ability to create “pages” and “groups”. A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages.
      Picnik:online photo editing.
      Wikipedia: free online encyclopedia that contains approximately 17 million articles.
    • 6. Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service
      Supported on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
      Running: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome
      Create and edit your work online
      Familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze
      Upload your files from your desktop: accepts most popular file formats
      Access anywhere
    • 7. Documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users at the same time
      Choose who can access your documents
      Documents can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes
      Easily find your documents by organizing them into folders
      Opened documents are automatically saved to prevent data loss
      Can be saved to your computer in a variety of formats (ODF, HTML, PDF, RTF, Text, Microsoft Word)
    • 8. 2GB for free
      50GB $9.99/month
      Works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry
      Photo galleries
      Online backup
      Web Access
      Automatic file sync of any size
      Share large files and folders
    • 9.
    • 10. Google Calendar
      Share your schedule & embed into website
      Access your calendar on the go with a mobile device
      Never forget another event again with customizable reminders: be notified by email or text message
      Send Invitations
      Sync with your desktop applications (Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal)
      Work Offline
      Create tasks with due dates and they automatically appear on your calendar.
    • 11. Online Adventist Resources
    • 12. AdventistGiving
      75 years ago approximately 95% of church offerings were given in cash and only 5% were given by check
      Today we are going through another “church giving” transition as more people use the internet for their finances.
      Started in 2007 by the NAD
    • 13. eAdventist
      Membership List
      Family List
      Birthday List
      Transfers Pending
      Find people/churches (Organization Search is the official NAD church or school locator) – embed in website
      Note: All Pastors have a role that allows to print reports but not make changes.
    • 14.
    • 15. Online Adventist Resources
      The EGW Estate – CD now available for both PC and Max OS X
      NAD Resource Center
      My Place With Jesus
      It is Written Online Bible Studies
      Sabbath School Network
    • 16. Sending & Receiving Files from BC Conference (Mac OS X Users)
      Sending from Mac OS X to PC (PDF, MS office formats)
      Ability to open MS office 2007 files from conference (down load Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack (to open 2007 & 2010 files like xlsx or docx).
      There is a link to these files on the Treasury webpage.
      Treasury webpage contains applicable forms for pastors (vacation application, pastoral exp reports 2010, etc…) -
    • 17. Online Tools for Ministry
      Google Calendar: Organize your schedule and share events with friends. (Also, ACC)
      Skype: Make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files.
      Google Apps
      Password program (online option –
      Text message polling ( – free & paid accounts