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  • Skype:Free video callingCall phones and mobilesInstant MessagingFree Skype callsGroup video callingSend files (documents, video clips, photos)Conference callsOpenOffice:OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.


  • 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”.
    BibleGateway.com: 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. BibleGateway.com
  • 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…) - http://www.bcadventist.com/article.php?id=283
  • 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 – passpack.com)
    Text message polling (polleverywhere.com) – free & paid accounts