When you’re working on creating or updating your church website, how many times have you thought something like this: Wouldn’t it be great to have someone on call to answer all my questions? Wouldn’t it be nice to know someone behind the scenes to help me with my site? I wish I knew someone who could walk me through this whole process. Gosh, I want to talk to an expert! If you’ve had any or all of those thoughts, then we’ve got an answer for you: You’re looking for someone like Luke!
At Clover, we pride ourselves on creating websites that are as unique as your churches. No two churches are the same so no two church websites should be, either! While the content, layout, mission, and message of your sites will differ from church to church, we think there’s at least one thing in all church websites have in common: They want to be effective.
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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.
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!
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?
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.
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?