Month: December 2010
Most of us in full time ministry have more than one computer. In fact, we will have a computer at the office, one at home, and maybe a notebook computer, iPad, iPhone, Android or Blackberry Smartphones. Wouldn’t it be great to have files that would sync and be accessible from all of these devices?
I discovered Dropbox over a year ago. I have thrown just about everything at it and it works easily and flawlessly. It is installed on every electronic device I use (completely a cross-platform program). The last two courses I have written I kept in Dropbox. I have two current books on it and all my sermon notes dating all the way back to 2001! They are always available if I am at the office, home or on the road.
Another great thing about Dropbox is that an account with 2 GIG is FREE. I have all this information on it in Word (several thousand files) and I am only using 5% of my space. Larger space is available for a nominal monthly fee.
If this sounds like something you would use, click on the link below to sign up for your free account.
Arrived at our office at 6:00am yesterday to prepare for Dr. Scheel’s arrival. I always prefer to be over prepared for such visits. Dr. Scheel arrived around noon and we spent the afternoon going through the self-study report, student records, resource materials, and curriculum. It was a good and thorough (making sure everything was up to ACI standards). We are now good for another seven years with ACI. My thanks goes out to all that helped support this visit.
I always enjoy talking with someone that understands the educational process, has a passion for excellence, and (of course) loves the Lord! We were both able to share some “old soldier” war stories in Christian education.
Most of you know that I tend to be a “tech head,” which allows me to drive productivity through the roof at BLCS. During our discussion yesterday, I discovered there is so much available that I use on a daily based that most ministers do not know about. I plan on introducing to you in upcoming posts several cross-platform programs that makes life so much easier! I showed just one of them to Dr. Scheel yesterday that will make his on-site visit documentation so much easier. So be looking for them after I get back in the office next week!
Winter Break is about over. Our office will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, January 3. We hope to have all grading and correspondence caught up by the end of next week.
Our self-study has been completed and we are ready for the on-site inspection by Dr. John Scheel of the Accrediting Commission International today. These on-site inspections are required every seven to eight years. Looking forward to putting this behind us and beginning all the new things planned for 2011.
Somehow the link did not work right on our posting. Here is a corrected link for the message “The Sifting of 2011.”
Note: Right-Mouse Click to Download to Your Computer.
I recently shared a prophetic word that God gave to me regarding what is in store for 2011. I have included a link to the audio message in MP3 below. It is my prayer that we all will be ready, aligned with the Kingdom, and prepared to move forward in 2011!
Dr. Michael K. Lake
Just a friendly reminder that the “Dare to Prepare Tuition Special” is ending on December 31. With this special, you can save 30% on your tuition by using Plan C and paying the full tuition with enrollment.
We will also be closing for Winter Break after December 17. Although enrollments will receive the discount if received between the 17th and the 31st, the materials will not be shipped until after January 1. All enrollments received by December 17 will have the materials shipped before we shut down for vacation.