Essential Tech Skills for Cru Staff


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI hope I’ve designed eQuipping for eMinistry (e4e) as the next best thing to having a personal tech consultant available to you.  For instance, the black text box in the upper left corner of e4e is a “filter”. Clicking on any of the tips or tutorials in this box takes you only to the posts about that subject, whether you want to learn how to blog, how to minister on Facebook, and more.

The newest tutorial  listed, essentials 4 Cru, takes you to e4e posts about the minimum of tech skills I believe you should have. You may not agree 100% with me on my choices. If for instance, you decide not to have a Facebook account, that’s okay, you can skip that post, but, in my opinion, you should know most of the things I’ve written about in these tutorial posts concerning eMail, security, photos, batteries, etc. I’ll try to keep the amount of posts small for this category and will update them over time. I haven’t yet posted about why you must back up your data, but I’ll be adding that and other posts to “essentials.”

No Staff Left Behind!

I’m serious when I say every Cru staff should have tech skills as part of their personal development. I want “no staff left behind”. Here’s some ideas for you:

  1. Learn one new thing per week of these essentials.
  2. Share this link to essentials 4 Cru with your staff friends.
  3. SUBSCRIBE to receive weekly emails with e4e posts and encourage your friends to subscribe.

Maybe in a year, I’ll have to raise the skill level because so many staff have taken advantage of this tutorial! We’ve reached a point where I can safely say that all Cru staff should have a minimum of tech skills and should be growing in them.

If you’re a technophobe or just can’t find time to keep up with the latest and greatest in tech tools, you may have a lot of learning to do, but let’s get started! I recommend you read “Pursuing What Is In Our Hearts“.

For those of you who are already using technology regularly. check out essentials 4 Cru to make sure you are up-to-date. I’ll be posting this summer about saving money on print settings, which I think some of you might not be aware of.

For our staff around the world, I hope that this post is very applicable to you, too, but I realize we have a great variety of needs, abilities, and access to technology.

No matter what your level of technological skill (or your opinion of technology), I can almost guarantee that every one of you will need to be learning and growing in your use of technology.

Please comment with your suggestions on what I should include on eQuipping for eMinistry.

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I took this photo of tools in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

2 thoughts on “Essential Tech Skills for Cru Staff

  1. Sheri, sorry to confuse you. I went back in and re-worded the opening paragraphs. Think of e4e as a 500-page book, but you only want to read 15 – 20 of the most essential pages. By clicking on essentials 4 Cru the category only opens up those specific posts so you don’t have to wade through them all, That means you’re not looking at a list of links. Does this help?

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