Social media. Reading those words probably got some of you super-excited. On the other hand, it probably filled some of you with dread! These days, it’s a big way that millions of people communicate with each other.
Let me set the scene for you… It’s Sunday morning. It’s that part of your church service where you take up the offering. It’s that moment when someone stands in front of your congregation and hopefully inspires them to open their hearts and give to your church. And let’s say the person with that role today is you. You’re ready and prepared. You know exactly what you’re going to say. You’re prepared to connect generosity to both the vision of your church and the impact it’ll make on human beings. And then…. YOUR EYES LAND ON A COUPLE OF VISITORS SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU ON THE FIRST ROW. Suddenly, you’re nervous. And just like that, what you hoped would be a powerful moment in your service now feels awkward.
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Pop quiz time! When you see this symbol, what do you think of? What about this one? Or this one? Chances are that you know all three of those images pretty well. Why? Because brands like Nike, Chick-Fil-A, and Target have worked hard to make themselves known by their branding. And because of that, when you see their logos, you know exactly who they are. As a result, you’re more likely to trust them with your business. Have you ever thought that the same might be true when it comes to online giving at your church?
Fact… Your church needs the financial support of your people to keep going and growing. We all know that’s true, right? Great! Another fact… Digital giving is the best way to reach your people. We’ve said it before: the trend in giving is going digital. More and more people are giving their money online. As a result, churches are looking for a way to help their people do just that in an easy, simple way.
It’s time to get out your umbrellas, because the design trend forecast for the coming year is blowing through!
When it comes to designing your church website with Clover, one of the most common concerns we hear is this: “I don’t know anything about web design or coding. How am I supposed to do it all for myself?” Trust us, we get it! The thought of creating and updating a site with little to no experience all on your own sounds intimidating on paper. But you can also trust us when we tell you, there’s no simpler way to do it than with Clover Sites.
These days, the world has gone digital, and so in turn should the way you communicate to your congregation. Gone are the days when a postcard or even a phone call was the best way to connect with your people. Today, email is the way to go. While so many churches have and use an updated email list to inform and connect with their people, many don’t realize that it also provides an opportunity to make an ask. Your email list actually represents one of the best opportunities your church has to take up an offering.
Guys, its me, Luke… and I’ve got a question for you:
Our goal at Clover is to do one thing: To make ministry easier for churches. And while most of the time that means helping create and manage beautiful, professional church websites online, it also means sharing a few ministry tips and tricks that we’ve learned from church leaders along the way.
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