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Samantha Decker

As the Content Marketing Manager for Clover Sites, Samantha brings both experience and a passion to equip the local church by providing resources to help them live out their mission for the sake of the Gospel. As a former Church Communications Director, she understands the ins and outs of church communications, and is always up for some (good) coffee and conversation. Samantha enjoys living in Oklahoma City with her husband, Dustin, and their son, Eli.

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4 Steps to Online Giving Success

By: Samantha Decker
December 12th, 2017

If the thought of switching your church to an online giving platform has you feeling a little less than enthusiastic, we understand. Making a change like that is a pretty big deal! And on paper, it sounds like something that will require some serious tech support from start to finish. The idea of working with one of those typical IT guy is enough to send even the most excited online giver running for the hills! If that’s how you feel, then we have good news for you: Clover Give is exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to online giving.

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How to Make the Most of Your Email List

By: Samantha Decker
December 7th, 2017

  Question: What’s the number one way you communicate information about your church to your congregation? If your answer is any of the following phrases alone—phone calls, bulletins, morning announcements, mailers—then we’ve got bad news for you: Your people don’t know what’s going on at your church.

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Team Killers: Four Things That Will Divide & Destroy Your Team

By: Samantha Decker
December 5th, 2017

One of the most important things in the success of your church is a healthy team. If your team is thriving and working together, your congregation will feel the impact. We’ve talked in the past about a number of ways to focus on pouring into your team and keeping a healthy staff. It’s just that important! But you don’t need us to tell you that. If you’ve worked in church leadership for anytime at all, then you’ve probably experienced the opposite of a healthy team or staff member at least once so far. And if you have, then you know exactly just how detrimental even just one unhealthy, unhappy member of your team can be to not just your staff, but to your church as a whole. Nothing will take you off track and shift your eyes from the mission faster than behaviors or attitudes that we call team killers.

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[Free Resource] Internet 101

By: Samantha Decker
November 29th, 2017

Have you ever sat down at your computer to start doing a little research about how to build a church website, and suddenly you come across a world of questions you know absolutely nothing about?

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Five Tips for Developing Your Staff

By: Samantha Decker
November 21st, 2017

  When you’re a pastor or church leader, you know that there’s one thing you can’t do your job without: your team! Your staff is key to the growth and life of the church.   Think about it! How would you get through a Sunday morning let alone an entire workweek without the hands, feet, and heart of your staff helping to make things happen? Whether you’re working with a team that’s been with you for years or growing several new staff members, it’s essential that you consistently spend time developing your people as team members, spiritual leaders, and ministry frontrunners at your church.

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Green Thumbs: Grace Baptist Church

By: Samantha Decker
November 16th, 2017

It’s that time again: the time when we let church leaders just like you take the mic and share a little bit about how switching to Clover Sites worked for them. Today we’re talking with Tiffani Puckett, who works with both the established Grace Baptist Church in Mason, Ohio and the church plant Redeemer Community Church in Loveland, Ohio. She used Clover to create new websites for both churches. Read on for more from Tiffani about how switching to Clover worked for her congregations.

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A Big Thank You: Ten Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Donors

By: Samantha Decker
November 14th, 2017

We all know how important your donors are to your church. We’ve been over that, right? Good! We all agree that the people who financially give to support the mission of your church are a pretty big deal! If that’s true, then let us ask you this: How often do you thank them?

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Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Features at Clover

By: Samantha Decker
November 7th, 2017

Have you ever been on a behind the scenes tour? The ropes get removed, the curtain gets pulled back, and you get an inside look into what’s really happening behind the scenes to make something amazing on the surface. If you haven’t had the experience before, then today’s your lucky day! Because the ropes are getting removed, the curtain’s getting pulled back, and we’re giving you a little inside look into the things that make Clover work so well for churches just like yours!

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Five Ways To Serve Your Volunteers

By: Samantha Decker
October 31st, 2017

When it comes to your ministry, some of the most valuable people on your team are the volunteers directly serving your congregation each week. Let’s face it: You couldn’t do what you do without them! And because of that, you need to do your best to treat them well while they’re serving alongside you. As a church leader, one of your most important jobs is to serve and support your volunteers.  So how can you do that? What does it look like for you to create a healthy culture for the volunteers at your church? How can you lead and love them well?

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Green Thumbs: Lighthouse Church

By: Samantha Decker
October 26th, 2017

We could tell you a million times over how much we believe in our products at Clover and the impact they’re making for churches across the country. But you don’t want to hear from us, right? Why would you when you can hear it from church leaders just like you who have made the switch to Clover and experienced the results firsthand! This month, we’d love to introduce you to Emily McKenna, creative director at Lighthouse Tabernacle in New Jersey.

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