Happy New Year! We hope that 2020 has gotten off to a great start for you and your ministry! We are excited to hear about all of the goals and plans that you have for growth and engagement.
As a social media manager, you’re more than likely getting ready to schedule out this week’s social media posts for your church, and are already picturing the comments you’re going to get from a select few people. You can almost guarantee Mr. Smith will have something negative to say and Mrs. Jones won’t say a single thing online but will tell you all of her opinions next Sunday. So, what are you going to do about it? The bigger question is, how does knowing what the types of people who interact with you on social media affect your content and interactions? Does it change anything at all? We think it should.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?