Signage is an essential element for both the successful operation and public appearance of churches. Custom church signs are typically the first thing seen by visitors and passersby of a church and are everywhere once inside the building. There are also a wide variety of signs that are used as both permanent church signs versus those that are used on a temporary basis for fundraising and event signage. To ensure that your church has the correct signage it needs, read below for more information on both exterior and interior signage as well as the different types of signage your church might need.
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This glass substitute is both durable and aesthetically pleasing and is often used for entrances, church offices, and other rooms such as classrooms, doors, chapels and more.
Reinforced with a plastic core our aluminum signs are perfect for church property signs, parking, worship hours and regulation based signage for the exterior of your church.
These versatile signs are perfect for temporary fundraisers, events, and even as a permanent exterior sign if the budget doesn't allow for an expensive marquee church sign.
These signs offer a more cost affordable option to the acrylic for door and office signs as well as signage for restrooms, auxiliary rooms and more. They also work great for an alternative to aluminum for exterior signs.
These rigid foam signs are perfect for displaying in entrances and at events for directional signage, announcements and other church news. They also work great for display purposes for church sermons, lectures and study groups.
Semi-permanent in nature these decals can display worship and office hours, upcoming special services, welcome visitors and can be used inside and outside depending on your church's needs.
Indoor Church Signs
Big or small, churches have a wide variety of indoor signage needs to help patrons feel at home when they participate in any worship service. Signs may not seem like a big deal, but they are necessary to help both new and returning worshipers find where to go. Signs will help to relieve the stress of finding the chapel, classrooms, and other facilities within your church, allowing visitors to feel at peace when attending church. Orderly worship services, professional appearance, and a good overall experience are just a few of the reasons why high-quality signage is needed in every church.
Browse each section of templates below to find the indoor sign you need. Click on any template to start customizing your sign or contact us for free design help. With our easy to use design tool, you can create the perfect sign with your church logo, or any other visual aid to help make the church going experience stress-free for both visitors and members of your congregation as well as church administrators and teachers.
Room & Door Signs
Indoor church signage is most often needed for the labeling of doors, classrooms, offices, nursery, and other rooms of the building. If you offer services tailored for specific age groups (i.e. nursery, youth, high school, young adult) you can place signage that represents each service with logos or a visual indication of when each service is or where it is located to help guide the age groups to the right locations. Signage can also be directly related to Sunday church services or the administration of the building or congregational needs such as the Pastor’s office or custodial closet.
We offer a variety of signage materials that can be used for Church rooms and doors. From rigid plastic signs to aluminum, to acrylic, all of our materials are of the highest quality and will provide a sign that is perfect for you and your congregation. Aluminum provides a long lasting and durable sign but at a slightly higher cost than the other options. Rigid plastic is durable and scratch resistant and will look aesthetically pleasing in a church environment. Overall, we would recommend you use acrylic for indoor signs because of its professional appearance while being cost effective and lightweight. Acrylic signs are easy to install and can be secured directly on a wall using standoffs. Acrylic can also be enhanced with well-placed lighting. We do not currently offer any lighting options for acrylic signs, so you will need to provide a light source.
Directional signs are another common type of sign used inside churches. These signs are typically used to direct adherents to exits, administration offices, the chapel, instruction or study rooms, restrooms and more. Create a map or directory to help visitors familiarize themselves with the layout of your church, or use directional signage to indicate emergency exits and other points of interest within your church. Larger churches could use signage to designate sections or rows within a chapel or auditorium to help organize patrons during a service.
Similar to room and door signage, we’d recommend acrylic signs for directional signage with rigid plastic offering a more affordable alternative. Acrylic signs will provide a professional appearance without sacrificing durability. Plus, the transparent nature of acrylic gives the appearance that the sign takes up less space than it actually does. Overall, acrylic is the best choice for churches due to the combination of appearance and cost.
Event & Instructional Signs
The other main use of indoor signage is for temporary needs such as events, classes and other meetings held at the church. These are also often used as announcement boards in the main foyer or as display aides as part of a class or sermon to help improve attendance and assist in effective instruction. We’d recommend foamboard signs for these purposes as it is light, easy to take down and put up and can be reused. Other signs types that would work depending on need and preference including posters, retractable banners and wall decals. Posters will be your most affordable option, retractable banners the most portable and wall decals a verstaile repositionable solution.
If you’re still not sure what sign type is best for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can help get you the right type of sign!
Outdoor Church Signs
Signs for the exterior of your church go far beyond the typical church sign with changeable letters or one made from wood and framed in bricks. We don’t currently offer these types of permanent exterior church signs often called monument or marquee signs. Nonetheless, there are plenty of other exterior church signage needs. Exterior signs attract attention, inform, and can prevent any unwanted trespassing. Outdoor signage isn’t simply a way to look good, it helps to invite visitors and protect your property. Every church needs to consider how they can implement exterior signage to benefit you and your congregation.
Church Property Signs
These exterior needs can be property related such as parking, no trespassing, video surveillance and more. Because outdoor signage is viewed so often, it can often be taken for granted and the importance of these signs can be overlooked. Whether you have a large or small congregation, outdoor signage is necessary to help alleviate traffic as well as indicate areas of your outdoor facilities (power plant, storage rooms, riser room). Indicate parking spaces that are designated for handicapped patrons as well as members with younger children who want to park close to an entrance. For these types of signs we recommend our aluminum signs which are a rust free material meant to last for years outside. You can also choose to use a reflective aluminum, which will help to increase visibility of signage when it’s dark outside.
Church Window Decals
Churches with glass doors or windows looking to welcome visitors, display service hours and communicate other important information to new members would be wise to use window decals (semi-permanent), clings (reusable and repositionable) or even vinyl lettering. Window decals are very cost effective and provide an excellent signage solution for your church. These different window sign options can also typically be used for indoor glass surfaces for similar purposes.
Church Event Signs
Perhaps the most common use for exterior church signs are those promoting upcoming events, advertising service hours and welcoming or encouraging people to attend. From yard signs to vinyl banners, such signage is essential in spreading the word and inviting all to attend. We recommend using vinyl banners to promote or advertise events. Vinyl banners are one of the most popular and versatile signs we offer, giving you a perfect option to display your event. Vinyl banners are weather resistant and long lasting, so you can advertise an event rain or shine. Along with our vinyl banners we also offer feather banners and teardrop banners for outdoor promotion of upcoming events.
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