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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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[Free eBook] Seven Pre-Written Giving Scripts

By: Samantha Decker
October 24th, 2017

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.

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[Free Resource] Clover Sites Handbook

By: Samantha Decker
October 17th, 2017

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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An Online Giving Audit: Is Your Church Website Giving Friendly?

By: Samantha Decker
October 10th, 2017

  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.

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Keep It Simple: Five Basic Things Your Church Website Should Have

By: Samantha Decker
October 3rd, 2017

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:

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