When you think of church signs, it typically conjures an image of a marquee sign with witty Bible humor and worship hours. As the signage experts, we know there’s more to church signs than meets the eye. When operating a church, there are a number of signs that are required by law that must be displayed. These required signs, along with other commonly displayed signage, help maintain a safe worship environment while providing necessary information to patrons and visitors. These standard signs are often taken for granted, so we’re here to help shine the light on them so you won’t overlook what you need displayed in your church building.
Businesses, Churches and Capital
It’s fairly obvious that while businesses chase profits and growth, churches have a totally different aim. Regardless of the denomination or creed most churches are in the business of saving souls and bettering people. Despite the huge difference in the underlying goal there is a commonality between churches and businesses that many overlook, and even non-profits, they all need cash and capital to achieve their goals!
In a landmark, unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision, Pastor Clyde Reed and his congregation get to keep their signs! The Gilbert, Arizona resident installed temporary yard signs, directing parishioners to his service. Over the years, his small congregation met in various locations due to a lack of funding for a permanent worshipping area. However, the Town of Gilbert didn’t really appreciate his use of signage, saying the signs violated several town laws. Signs, according to the town, cannot be placed earlier than 12 hours prior to the service, and must be removed one hour after the service ends. In addition, the town’s attorney argued that the signs did not meet the standard regulation size of no more than 6 square feet. Read More