When it comes to ministry, almost everybody wants more resources to reach more people, but hardly anybody is thinking about how to make that a reality. Plus, talking about money can just be really hard. But, giving scripts are short explanations of how the offering works, plus a call-to-action. They are intentional moments in your church service, and we've already done lots of the hard work for you and created seven scripts for you to use.
The process of creating and launching your website should be simple from start to finish. And for the most part, it is with Clover Sites! But of course we recognize that within the details, there are about a million and one questions that you want answers for as you go. Rather than leave you guessing and searching for answers, we created a simple Handbook to cover some of the biggest topics and questions you might have about Clover.
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Lighten your workload this season - download this gift of FREE Advent, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day Graphics PLUS an Advent Devotional Guide. For many of us, December (and the months leading up to it) can feel like a big blur with all that needs to be done. But, at the same time, celebrating Christ's birth and helping your church focus on Him this season is crucial.
Pop quiz: Do you know how much time the average church allows for their people to give to their church? If you’re anything like us, you probably think it has to be at least a multiple times a week, right? After all, if a church depends on the gifts of your congregation, then surely that church would give it’s people a lot of chances to give. Well… think again. The answer to our question: The average church only allows somewhere between two and five minutes once a week for their people to give.
Let’s face it: Most of us have a habit of overcomplicating things from time to time. What should be simple and straightforward suddenly becomes lengthy and overwhelming. Sometime we overcomplicate the process and make things more difficult than they need to be. Take your church website for example. We get so bogged down with the ins and outs of what’s next, new, and exciting that we loose sight of the basics. That’s why the number one rule for your church website should be:
What do you think is the secret to a successful Sunday morning at your church? A good sermon? Big attendance? A great worship set list? Free coffee? All that is great, but let’s get real, you guys. The real secret to success on a Sunday morning (besides God of course!) isn’t any of that. It’s the volunteers. You simply can’t do what you do without the help of the people who willingly give up their time to jump in and serve at your church on a regular basis.
Have you ever read one of those how-to books? You know the ones we’re talking about—the kind designed to teach even the biggest dummy how to be an expert in the subject they choose. Now I don’t know about you, but the times we’ve thumbed through books like these—books created to take something complicated and make it easy—we end up more confused than when we started! And the worst ones of all? Books on finance and fundraising! Now I may just be simpleton, but I always seem to have major issues trying to understand the ideas, terminology, and concepts. To be completely honest, they might as well be written in a different language. Professionals write books on money full of plans and concepts that an outsider just can’t understand. It’s complicated. And that’s a problem because complicated strategies kill giving.
One of the biggest questions people have about creating a website is this:
When it comes to building your church website, knowing when you’re officially ready to launch is key to your success. There’s nothing worse than announcing a big, exciting launch only to reveal a half-finished, poorly working website.
In this digital day and age, you know your church needs a website. Or maybe your church has a website, but it looks like something straight out of the 90's with outdated content and graphics. You don’t just need any website, you need a great, helpful, and updated website. The kind that makes people want to step out of the digital space and into the actual space of your church. No pressure, right?