Does your church worry about seasonal fluctuations in contributions? Do you struggle to maintain a consistent stream of monthly revenue from tithes? If so, you’re not alone. Many churches are affected by lulls in giving and are constantly looking for ways to better forecast their budget. In fact, 86 percent of churches still don’t meet their annual budget goals. When you boil it down, that means 43 out of 50 churches aren’t raising enough funds during the year to support all the activities, missions, and events they need to propel their ministries forward. So, what could the other 14 percent be doing differently to reach their goals? It’s simple. They’re offering monthly recurring giving.
When it comes to writing content that appears online or social media, we’ve all made mistakes. From spelling errors to offending an entire group of people, it’s easy to see how it can happen. If you are a huge corporation or megachurch, these mistakes can be even more costly. Luckily, there’s something called humor to get us through these trying times.
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Marketing. When you hear this word do you cringe inside because you immediately picture a cheesy used car salesman? Perhaps it fills you with dread because you know you should be marketing your church or ministry, but you just don’t know how. Well, that’s why we're here. Our desire is to help you effectively communicate your church’s mission, and one way to do that is through external marketing.
When you hear the term tithing and donations at your church, what comes to mind? Are you automatically filled with anxiety just thinking about it? Do you start sweating thinking about all of the questions your congregation has about the subject? What is your understanding of tithing, offering, and donations?
Summer is (almost) here and I’m dreaming of the sunshine, pool days, and ice-cold popsicles! However, summertime is not always the best season when it comes to church attendance and participation. Because so many people go on vacation or plan weekend activities, it’s very normal to see a church summertime lull. At times, it can even feel like there are more crickets in your church than people.
One of the trickiest things about running your ministry is the budget.
If you would’ve looked online for a livestream of a church service even a few years ago, it probably wouldn’t have been super easy to find. But those days are long gone. Now, even if you aren’t looking for it, church live streaming seems to be everywhere. It’s on social media platforms, church websites, and TV (among other places).
They're eye-catching and exciting and we think you're going to love the newest Clover Sites feature, video backgrounds! Whenever someone navigates to your webpage, a sizzle reel showcasing your youth program or a video snapshot of your latest worship service is sure to catch a visitor's eye immediately. Imagine how your church could use this spectacular feature to engage visitors on your website with what to expect from your church experience. We’re so excited to deliver this feature to you, available as part of ALL of our Clover Sites design options! Video backgrounds were built to make it easy for your church to create distinctive, captivating pages on your website. Insert a video into any section, and help create a better experience to showcase your worship services, ways to connect, volunteer opportunities, events, youth programs, and so much more! Let Clover help your church user video backgrounds to present your church in an inviting, intriguing and MOVING way. Take a look at some of our customer's websites who are already taking advantage of this great new feature! http://rosemontchurch.org/ http://goloveindy.com/ Looking for ready-to-use videos and other media options? Check out Clover Media! Choose from 90,000 images, templates, and pre-designed files to use on your website, in your services, and around your church.
Mother’s Day is coming up in just a week or so and for the past few Mother’s days, I’ve overheard something interesting. I don’t think it's related and I’ve really only heard about it from friends. Apparently, a lot of stores have a rush on cards and flowers.
As a church communicator, you have such a unique roll on the church staff. You aren’t necessarily an administrator, but you probably have some administration duties. You aren’t necessarily a minister, but you may have ministerial duties. You aren’t necessarily a tech guru, and yet you are the go-to person when it comes to technology.