Book Title: Technology Tools for Your Ministry: No Mousing Around!
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
Author: Tim Welch
Technology is a fact of life, even for (especially for!) pastors, pastoral teams, parish ministers, DREs, catechists, principals, teachers, and administrative assistants. Most of us can function at the computer, but our levels of expertise range from novice to pro. Each new day levels the playing field, however, as technology continually evolves with updates that not only move us into new territories, but often make it impossible for us to stay in our comfort zones. We are all novices to the newest update. Thus, we are all in this together, all learning together that technology is now an important means to effectively proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That s where this book comes in. Tim Welch writes with wit, wisdom, and above all, clarity, about the technology tools now available to parish ministers. He tackles topics like having the right computer, the necessary software, ways to effectively use the internet and email, how to work with spreadsheets and manage data, ways to create and share PDFs, how to use Power Point or Keynotes, ways to make your own presentations with iTunes and podcasts, how to create a parish Web site, and so much more. This is a great introduction to the world of technology for parish ministers, but it is more than that. It is a challenging invitation to use every means available today to effectively announce the Reign of God.