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Our Gifts to You: The Power of Church Software Integrations

By: Samantha Decker

As the church administrator, you are the beholder of all the answers. People come to you asking where to give, how to sign-up, how to watch, when events are happening, etc. Answering questions like these is important because it helps your church members know what to do and how to do it. Often, however, the answer to these questions ends up being a list of different links, GoogleDocs, and in-person forms. Wouldn’t it be a beautiful day if you could send one link to everyone who asks you a question? Praise be! That day has come by using church software integrations. 

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4 Year-End Tips for Your Church Website

By: Samantha Decker

No matter how hard you try to set and forget your church website, it will always need tweaks and updates. As design trends change, the life of your church moves forward, and your site gains traction, it’s inevitable that you will need to spend some time working through the details. What better time to do this than the end-of-the-year?

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Stories from our Recent Christmas Church Website Giveaway

By: Samantha Decker

Who Did You Bless This Christmas?  With Christmas quickly approaching, we wanted to take a moment to slow down and invite you in on something special. We want to provide you with the chance to gift a free Clover site to a church that you know could use it. Thanks to our amazing Clover customers, we have been  able to give away lots of church websites! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We were so blessed by this and want to share some of the stories we heard from you.  

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3 Ways to Use Your Site to Love Your Community for the Holidays

By: Luke Marzano

Now that the church is entering one of its busy seasons, it is time to double down and minister to your community through your website even more! Here are 3 ways that you can love your community through your website this holiday season.

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6 Tips for Giving Tuesday

By: Ashley DeKock

In an attempt to teach my almost 3-year-old about thankfulness this year, I created a “Thankful Turkey.” Every day in November, we add a new feather to the turkey with something that he is thankful for. Currently, those include windows, excavators, and everyone in the family except Mommy (of course). Sometimes, just like my son, your congregation needs to be reminded of the things God has given to them, and that there are people who are going without those very things they take for granted. This is where a church website Giving Tuesday campaign comes in. 

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7 Pages Your Church Website Should Have

By: Samantha Decker

Building a church website can feel like a huge, overwhelming task. Not only do you need to make decisions about which platform to use, what your church website goals are, and what the design needs to look like, but somehow you have to figure out what church website pages to include too.

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Church Podcasts 101

By: Samantha Decker

This might come as a shock, but our world has gone digital on everything from grocery shopping to exercise (still trying to figure this one out)! This creates a unique opportunity for churches. Church websites are a great place to start, but why not kick it up a notch and start a church podcast to promote on that website, too?

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Should Staff Photos be on Your Church Website?

By: Ashley DeKock

Imagine yourself in this position: you are new to the area and looking for a church to visit. As you look through several church websites, you click through the pages trying to get a feel for who that church is and what programs they have available for your family. As you click on the staff page, what are you expecting to see? What do you hope to get out of this page?

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6 Ways to Get Creative With Your Church Live Stream

By: Samantha Decker

Scripture makes it clear that we are to go out and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). In an increasingly digital world, we can now use a variety of resources to pursue this mission online. Church live streaming is a powerful tool that can support your church’s efforts to share the Gospel.

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Eight Ways Technology Can Improve Church Member Engagement

By: Ashley DeKock

No matter where you stand on technology and the church, there’s no denying the fact that technology has the power to connect with people beyond Sunday mornings. In fact, according to a study by Barna, more than half of Bible readers use the internet (55 percent) or a smartphone (53 percent) to access Biblical texts. Not only that, but almost 85 percent of churches use Facebook, according to Lifeway Research. Knowing this raises the question, what can you do as a church to use this same church technology to improve member engagement?

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