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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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Clover Greenhouse Tips and Tricks

By: Luke Marzano

Who doesn’t love when a new feature gets released? Anytime something you love gets improved is a good thing (unless you are talking about how Facebook and Twitter look, then don’t change anything or people will riot!). Here at Clover, our development team has offered a buffet of new features to the Greenhouse that you will want to keep in the “tips and tricks” section of your brain!

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Design | Best Practices

3 Creative Ways to Use Video Backgrounds on Your Church Website

By: Luke Marzano

It has become commonplace to visit a website and see a video playing in the background. I mean, even Clover Sites had a video background four years ago. Am I saying we started the trend? No, but the Internet has jumped on the video background bandwagon. Interested but not sure how to start? Here are three creative ways to use video so your site will stand out online and reach visitors.

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Design | Clover Media | Best Practices

Three Powerful Ways to Use Church Media in Your Ministry

By: Samantha Decker

Did you know that 90 percent of the information processed by the brain is visual? While that’s a fun fact you can share at your next dinner party, it should also get your church staff brain pondering what that means for engaging people at your church. As a culture, we are highly visual, and yet most of our worship services today have very little visual aspects incorporated. This is where church media comes in.

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Planning and Promoting a Church Fall Festival

By: Ashley DeKock

As the air gets a little crisper and the leaves start to turn colors, it’s easy to feel the excitement of fall. Along with those cooler temps comes opportunities to plan outreach events at your church. These are designed to reach your community and spread the message of your church and of the Gospel. One of the best ways to do that is by planning and promoting a church fall festival.

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Design | Clover Media | Best Practices

5 Tips for Engaging Church Video Announcements

By: Ashley DeKock

Have you ever heard of the old marketing rule of seven? Basically, it’s the thought that a prospective buyer needs to hear or see your marketing message at least seven times before they buy from you. In my experience, church announcements follow the same pattern. Your church members need to see or hear your announcement multiple times before it sticks. One of those ways should be via church video announcements.

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20 Amazing Church Website Templates and Themes

By: Samantha Decker

When someone first visits a website, they form a first impression within 50 milliseconds. This means that you have less than a second to draw someone into your church website. It also means that there is no such thing as being too picky when it comes to choosing a church website template.

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6 New Clover Features You Might Not Know About

By: Shannon Hinds

It’s been a really active year for new features on Clover, and we want to make sure that you know about all the new options! From video backgrounds that make your website more eye-catching to new integrations that make your experience more seamless and save time, we've been busy using your feedback to develop improvements so your church website can be used to achieve ministry results.

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Save My Ugly Church Website Contest

By: Luke Marzano

For more than 10 years, Clover has provided tools so that anyone would be able to build a website for their church. Throughout the years, many of our customers would joke that Clover saved their ugly church website, which got us thinking, “What else can we do to help save church websites?”

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9 Ways to Build Thriving Church Small Groups

By: Ashley DeKock

As humans, we are designed to crave intimacy and feel connected with those around us. According to Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, surrounding ourselves with people who support, value, and love us creates stronger internal confidence in everything we do. As a church, we have a unique opportunity to create this confidence in our members. One way we do this is by establishing dynamic church small groups that pour into the lives of others.

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