Tech Tips for Your Church

Technology can help you in ministry.

If your church needs a computer, please contact Vance Morton and/or Calvin Scott and they will check with our Dell representative about current specials or research other options.

Church Management Software Information

Churches can purchase Microsoft software and other products from the United Methodsit Communications TechShop.  www.techshopministry.org

Audio/Video Consultation

We have a relationship with a company that specializes in audio/video installation in churches.  Their website is www.axonentertainment.com.  
Phone:  (817)366-5129
Fax:  (817) 444-8484
Ask for Chuck Ebert. 

Video Projectors
www.shepherdmin.com
www.fowlerinc.com
projectors can also be purchased from Dell, contact Tracy Dean for more information.

Worship Software
MediaShout
EasyWorship
CCLI

Church website Resources

Open Source Software

Sometimes Churches have computers but they are not able to afford productivity software to put those computers to work.  Here is a list of open source software that churches can use free of charge.

www.openoffice.org - Office Productivity Suite.
Clamwin - Open source antivirus program.  Very limited on features but will scan for viruses.
Gimp – Open Source Alternative to Photoshop.
PDF Redirect – Acrobat Pro alternative.  Free for basic and only $20 for the pro version.
GnuCash – Open source accounting software.
Aptana - Open Source web development software

There are many other out there if you are willing to search for them.  Also if you have used any open source software that you would like to recommend, please let me know.

New for Office 2010

Microsoft now has an online version of MS Office 2010 that is free to use.  All you need is a msn account.  You can learn more about it here.