Challenges and Series · Ministry · Technology in Ministry

When in Doubt, Use the Snipping Tool

  Quick post for this one, but it can be a lifesaver! If you have Windows 7 or later, you have a program called “Snipping Tool” on your computer. Didn’t know that? Go look! Go on, I’ll wait. Snipping tool takes a snapshot of part (or all) of your screen, and can be saved as… Continue reading When in Doubt, Use the Snipping Tool

Challenges and Series · Ministry · Technology in Ministry

Tips and Tricks with Images

  Pictures can really affect promotional and interactive materials. Call me a visual learner, but I am infinitely more likely to keep reading or browsing something if it looks beautiful. That’s that. Here are a few tips when working with pictures. Google Search Filters. When you’re searching for an image or clip art on Google, click… Continue reading Tips and Tricks with Images

Challenges and Series · Ministry · Technology in Ministry

Publisher and Ministry

Publisher is my go-to when producing paper products for ministry. Specifically, today, I’m going to talk about ways to produce a simple, one-sheet, four page foldable booklet. Use a template, or create your own. When creating a new Publisher document, scroll down to the “Programs” section of the templates. There, you’ll find some starters, but… Continue reading Publisher and Ministry

Challenges and Series · Ministry · Technology in Ministry

Microsoft Office in Ministry

Microsoft Office is arguably one of the most common programs used for ministry, and for a good reason: it’s flexible, straightforward, and familiar. I’d be willing to bet that most people today have worked with Microsoft Word or its Mac equivalent at least once in their lives. So why spend a post talking about it?… Continue reading Microsoft Office in Ministry

Challenges and Series · Ministry · Technology in Ministry

Flyers and Mini-Flyers

  Although the digital world is exceptionally versatile in what it can and can’t do, there is still value in a paper flyer, taken home to float around or end up on a refrigerator or kitchen table. Here are a few tips to making eye-catching flyers that share the message: Consider size. Full-sheet flyers are… Continue reading Flyers and Mini-Flyers

Challenges and Series · Ministry · Technology in Ministry

Chrome Extensions: Boosting Speed and Simplifying Your Browsing

Ah, Chrome Extensions… you have me so spoiled! First of all, if you have no idea what Chrome Extensions are, you can browse the store here, but I’ll tell you the tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) version: Chrome Extensions are add-ons to your browser, and they do some pretty cool stuff. First of all, set… Continue reading Chrome Extensions: Boosting Speed and Simplifying Your Browsing