Technology in Sermon Planning

Technology in Sermon Planning

I’m starting a “How to” Post Series: Save Time & Money by Using Technology in Ministry

This post isn’t about websites per se, but I wanted to start a tips section for pioneer pastors or people wanting to learn more about technology and its use in ministry. I have some ideas for blog posts such as the following:

  • “How to record your sermons with Audacity for free”
  • “How to run your overhead from your phone or tablet for free”
  • “How to get rid of your big cumbersome song book & transfer your songs to an app for your tablet”

If you have any requests or ideas for blog posts please let me in know in the comments section. I hope this series will be helpful!

What are some benefits to using a digital notebook & tablet for preaching instead of paper?

  • Less likely to lose your information if it’s stored online
  • Costs less than buying ink every few months
  • Faster ability to retrieve illustrations
  • Takes up less space than saving all your printed sermons & illustrations
  • Everything is legible and neat
  • If you’re a missionary in a third world country don’t have to worry about preaching in the dark
  • Can have your song service, announcements, calendar, and sermons all in one source – no more shuffling papers
  • Can access your illustrations, song book, etc. on multiple devices including phone & home computer easily

Technology in Sermon Planning

In this video post we talk about how to use Evernote for your sermon planning & how to transfer your sermons to your tablet automatically.

My husband likes Evernote, but that’s not the only app available. You can use Microsoft OneNote as well. For sermon planning though and based on how my husband uses it to save all his illustrations, I think Evernote wins out because of their great search feature and great tagging features. Also with Evernote the web clipper works much better than OneNote.

For syncing his sermons to his tablet he uses Dropbox in conjunction with the Dropsync app. There are other options available such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. It just depends on you and how much storage you have available. If you have any questions or need further explanations just let me know in the comments, and we’ll be happy to help you.

Apps mentioned in the video:

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