Preaching: Using the iPad in the Pulpit
Back in October 2010, I got an iPad as a Pastor Appreciation Gift from my congregation. Obviously, I was overpowered. What’s more, as a minister, I thought about how I may utilize the iPad in the platform.
I promptly set about figuring out how to function the iPad into my message readiness and lecturing. I have constantly utilized message notes. Esboço de Pregação Throughout the years, I have refined how I get ready and use them, however for the most part I set up them together in my promise processor, WordPerfect. My criteria for my notes are that they need to fit on the front and back of one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, which for the most part implies a 10 or 11 point text style. I don’t care for more than one page in light of the fact that (a) the message will be excessively long, and (b) I will constantly lose one of the pages. With that done, I overlap them up and stick them in my Bible, making it simple to convey into the platform. I likewise have a Sunday wake-up routine where the notes are refined. Prior to making a beeline for the congregation, I audit and imprint them up utilizing diverse shaded highlighters. I as a rule include additional notes in the edges. This standard causes me retain the message and include different focuses and thoughts as I experience them. As I head to the congregation, I stick the single page back in my Bible and I’m prepared for the message.
The test is to fuse the iPad into that work process. How might I proceed with my daily schedule while venturing over to the iPad? With WordPerfect as a PC program, the stunt was getting my notes to the PC.
I’ve discovered an answer that allows me keep utilizing WordPerfect, and still utilize the iPad in the lectern. I have kept composing up my notes in WordPerfect, as yet attempting to hold them to the size furthest reaches of one page, front and back. At the point when the notes are finished, I roll out an improvement that upgrades their utilization on the iPad. I select the whole message notes report and venture up the text dimension to 18 point. This crushes my page limit, yet with the iPad, that page breaking point is never again essential. At that point I move to the subsequent stage.
The following stage is sparing my notes as a .pdf document. Regardless i’m utilizing a more seasoned adaptation of WordPerfect, and there’s no fare to .pdf work. In any case, I’ve discovered a freeware program, CutePDF, that enables me to make a .pdf from my WordPerfect document. CutePDF introduces as a printer driver. So I print my lesson notes to the CutePDF driver, and I have a .pdf record. More up to date forms of WordPerfect, just as Microsoft Office and Libre Office will trade .pdf documents inside. Regardless of the product, the capacity to make a .pdf record gives an approach to get the message notes to the iPad.
The following stage is really moving the .pdf message notes documents to the iPad. I send the .pdf to the iPad utilizing the application GoodReader. GoodReader is the swiss armed force blade of iPad applications with regards to content documents and pdfs. One of it’s numerous capacities is to remotely interface with your PC. I can transfer from my PC to the iPad with GoodReader’s wifi move. Furthermore, I can likewise transfer the message notes to my Dropbox record, and afterward utilize GoodReader’s capacity to download from Dropbox to move the document to my iPad.
When I have the notes on my iPad, I utilize another of GoodReader’s capacities, increasing my lesson notes. GoodReader enables you to type, or really compose, on your message notes. There’s additionally highlighters, adding shading to specific pieces of the lesson notes I need to make certain to incorporate into the message.