Evernote is a wonderful cloud-based organization tool that benefits, well, just about everyone. I use Evernote to keep track of business ideas, notes on clients and conference calls, article ideas for CTT, freelance assignments, checklists for promoting my blog posts, and right now, I’m using it the most to make sure I get all my Christmas shopping done.

I was excited to hear about a new Evernote “manual” targeting pastors, to help them use church technology tools to focus on ministry. While Evernote isn’t “church technology,” it’s a great tool to work alongside whatever church management system you use to keep track of all you need to do as a pastor.

Ron was gracious enough to answer a  few questions about his new ebook for ChurchTechToday readers who might be interested:

What were your main reasons for writing an ebook about pastors using Evernote? 

Many pastors seem intimidated by Evernote, for some reason. I had numerous pastors tell me they had the application, but never learned how to use it. I wanted something simple for them to instantly apply.

How can pastors use technologies such as Evernote and other software solutions to benefit their churches and their personal organization and preparation?

It’s all about convenience. Pastors are pulled into so many areas they need tools to make life easier. Anything that can streamline their work and is affordable is a welcome addition to pastors. With Evernote, wherever they are they have a tool for collecting notes, sermon illustrations and their upcoming messages. Technology can be used to expand a pastor’s productivity with limited investment.

Through January 31, 2012, Ron’s new ebook, “Evernote for Pastors,” is on sale for just $1.99 per copy. For less than a cup of joe at Starbucks, you can have access to a great pastor resource, written by a pastor who understands the challenges you face.

Lauren Hunter is a freelance writer, church technology PR consultant (http://lhpr.net) and founder of the blog ChurchTechToday (http://ChurchTechToday.com), Technology for Today’s Church.