Speaking of Clover

[Free eBook] A Better Solution for Both Donors and Administrators

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 11, 2017

When was the last time you knew donors felt truly excited to give at church?

Let's be honest, it's hard to be excited about online giving with a clunky, hard-to-use giving system. Donors are confused about how to use it, and admins are frustrated at the complexity of the "behind-the-scenes" work.

If this sounds like your church, don't worry!

In the past, we've written blog posts about how to switch to online giving and ways to inspire online giving, but we want to take it a step further.

Clover Give is the perfect solution and we've created a free resource to help show you why.

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Topics: Best Practices, Free Resources

Is Your Church Website Mobile Friendly?

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 6, 2017

When it comes to accessing information online, think about the primary way you do it. What device do you use most often? When you need to find something fast or on the spot, what do you use?

If your answer isn’t your phone, we’re shocked!

In this day and age, people are using their phones for far more than communication. Phones have become one of the primary tools to access the Internet and find information when it’s needed.

With nearly 50% of all web browsing happening on phones and tablets, 

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

4 Ways to Emphasize Online Giving In Your Church

Posted by Joanna Gray on June 29, 2017

Question:

How much time do most churches allot for people to give?

Answer: 

Somewhere between two and five minutes just once a week.

If that doesn’t sound like a lot of time to you, that’s because it’s not! What that means in reality is that most churches only provide the opportunity for their congregation to give during a quick offering time on Sunday mornings. 

With that in mind, let’s ask some hard questions.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Give

3 Tips for Keeping Your Church Budget

Posted by Joanna Gray on June 21, 2017

 

We’ve been talking a lot about giving here at Clover in the last few months because we know that giving is essential to the life and health of your church. But when all the funds have been pledged and the money starts coming in, the question remains: what do you do with the money that’s been given?

The answer to that question lies in your church budget.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Give

Five Resources to Use Your Church Website to Build A Small Group Ministry

Posted by Joanna Gray on June 14, 2017

All churches are essentially working towards the same goal:

To lead people in to life-changing, lasting relationships with Christ

Though the methods or approaches may differ from church to church, the heart behind each is the same. We all want to see lives changed and hearts transformed by God.

While there are a number of ways to present the message of truth to your congregation (sermons, special events, online messages, your church website, writing), one of the best is through small groups.

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Topics: Best Practices

Green Thumbs: Edgewater Alliance

Posted by Joanna Gray on June 6, 2017

Case Study: Edgewater Alliance Church

There’s nothing we love more than helping our clients successfully transform websites for their churches. And now, we’re excited to share one of those success stories with you! Check out our Q&A with Susan Parry from Edgewater Alliance Church in Florida for an inside look at how working with Clover transformed their church’s presence online. Then take a look at their site for yourself at www.edgewateralliance.org.

How did you feel about your website before using Clover?

Up until 2009, we had an unattractive, homemade website that we desperately wanted to improve.

 

What made you decide to give Clover a try?

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Topics: Best Practices, Green Thumbs

Building a Healthy Staff & A Healthy Church Website

Posted by Joanna Gray on June 1, 2017

 

Every church leader can agree on one thing:

We all want to lead a healthy, thriving church.

And while a lot of things contribute to building that kind of church we all want, there’s one major contributor we can put our finger on.

A healthy church starts with a healthy staff.

Think about it. When the people on your staff feel drained, overworked, and undervalued, it’s going to trickle down to the rest of your church. But when they feel seen, lifted up, and important, the positive version of that same spirit will infiltrate your church. 

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Topics: Best Practices

5 Ways to Inspire Online Giving

Posted by Joanna Gray on May 25, 2017

 

When it comes to talking to your people about online giving at your church, maybe you don’t think your people really need a reason to give. If they understand the vision of the ministry and believe in what the Bible says about giving to the church, they’re going to give no matter what, right? 

Well, that’s not entirely true.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Give

How to Highlight Your Student Ministry on Your Church Website

Posted by Joanna Gray on May 18, 2017

Fact: Students are the Future of Your Church.

Think about it. Though they may just be middle and high school students right now, one day they’re going to be the adults serving, guiding, and hopefully growing your church. They’re the next generation of church leaders, and because it’s important that you do what you can with what you have now to invest in the lives and faith of the students at your church. 

One simple way to support your student ministry right now is to find ways to feature them on your church website. 

Why?

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Topics: Best Practices

Five Resources To Help You Avoid Ministry Burnout

Posted by Joanna Gray on May 11, 2017

Few people work harder than church pastors and leaders. Y'all give your time, energy, and resources (and more) to a great cause. And it’s an incredibly important calling, that’s for sure!

But a job leading any kind of ministry can also be difficult and demanding on its leader. When your life’s work is ministry, it’s easy to sacrifice yourself for the sake of other people. And when that happens consistently over time, burnout is inevitable.

We love church leaders just like you and we value the work you do so much that we want to do everything we can to help you avoid ministry burnout.

The best leaders are healthy leaders.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

Speaking of Clover

 

Here's what makes Clover Sites so great.

All of Clover’s (long list of!) features are specifically crafted for the church: 

  • All our websites are beautifully designed. 
  • Enjoy a stunning mobile experience.
  • Section-Based editing.
  • Get funding to do what you feel called to do. Integrate online giving into your Clover website.
  • The Greenhouse allows anyone to create and manage a website. 
  • Real, Genuine Customer Support.
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