eQuipping for eMinistry connects the people of the world with the person of Jesus by equipping you with easily-understood technology for ministry.
I’m glad you’re here. This website / blog is available to all. I’m Sus Schmitt, author and originator of eQuipping for eMinistry (e4e).
The Origins of eQuipping for eMinistry
My first assignment with Cru was as the receptionist in the computer services department in 1975. After two years, I was challenged to become a programmer and so began my tech journey. I’ve been mostly self-taught in tech things ever since. When I left the office to focus on starting our family, I continued learning computer skills which soon included the Internet. About 2007, a friend challenged me to begin blogging.
God has used all this tech experience and given me a heart for our Cru staff and a skill to communicate tech help without the technobabble.
How I Would Like to Help You through e4e
I help Christians (since 2009) with digital ministry tools and tips, such as: SEO, MailChimp, WordPress, and more.
I’m currently re-organizing this blog. Posts will be at least once per month while I post more regularly on my new blog, GodFullyKnown.blog.
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I’m Sus Schmitt, a Cru missionary since 1975, specializing in blogs and all that’s related to blogging. I’m active on social media as a ministry as well.
I love good music, a good book, and being outdoors. I intentionally and regularly have a variety of ways to express creativity. My husband, Mike, on staff since 1979, is a business systems analyst, also at Cru headquarters. We raised three great adult children and now we have six since all are married. We have four grandchildren (and two on the way).
I initially had eight blogs and merged them into fourbecause I essentially have three audiences and four purposes. My focus for each blog is:
- Encourage the use of technology for evangelism and discipleship (this blog, eQuipping for Ministry);
- Showcase Cru staff who use creativity to share the Good News (GodFullyKnown.blog)
- Share our ministry with Cru and motivate readers to share their faith as a way-of-life (MikeandSus.org);
- Reach and resource my readers who have limited access to biblical truths (The Sovereign).
Some of these blog posts were featured on cru.org:
And re-posted elsewhere, as well:
- Are You Sharing Your Faith Online? (Global Staff Women)
- Kingdom Women: Darlene Deibler Rose–WWII POW by Sus Schmitt (JudyDouglass.com)
- Sharing #FallingPlates at Easter (Global Staff Women)
- Quarrels in Cyberspace (Missional Women)
Original work also posted here:
This interview on 4Word Women explains how I got started with e4e; my heart in what I’d like to do for staff with using technology for ministry; and some of the hurdles staff face and the different ways I try to help them.
I’m splitting almost 700 posts between eQuipping for eMinistry and my new blog, GodFullyKnown.blog.
Use the categories across the top of the website or the tags at the ends of posts to find content. I also have a search bar on every page.
Of course, you may also comment or email me, the webmaster, Sus Schmitt (sus dot schmitt at cru dot org).
If you would like to consult with me see this page for what I could help you with: Inventory of Consulting Services.
Blogger / Consultant
All of your posts are helpful and thorough. Indeed, e4e is like a smorgasbord at a wedding—so much stuff I can’t possibly consume it all. But this post is, in my opinion, the most helpful one you have done so far. So practical. Thanks. Keep up the good work. (Bob blogs at www.TNT.tips) Continue reading Bob
I just wanted to let you know that I already love Scrivener! I did the two-hour tutorial for it, so I understand how the program works really well. It’s so helpful for type B brains like mine! I’m already so happy starting to write. If God ever … Continue reading Hannah
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