Monday, February 15, 2010

What to Put on a Church Sign

Our church sign is a marquee. I'll admit that this has both its positives and negatives. The main positive is that it allows us to easily get the word out when we are having some sort of special event, concert, gathering, etc. The downside is that it is sometimes difficult to come up with good things to say.

It is easy to know what not to say. To learn more about that, click here.

As for what to say, the obvious thing is to put a bible verse on the marquee. The problem is that most verses are too long to fit on just three lines. Therefore, I often try to find verses that are short enough to place on the sign. My desire is for Christians to see the sign and be encouraged, and for non-Christians to read it and think about God.

Today I posted these two verses on the sign, "Taste and see that the Lord is good" and "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice." Unfortunately, there was no room on the sign for the references, but I'm hoping at least the Christians who read it will realize these are scripture quotations.

Do you have any ideas for other verses that might fit on a marquee? Let me know. Thanks.


Alan Knox said...


Have you thought about the purpose of your marquee? Do you primarily want to communicate with church members, other Christians, unbelievers, or a mix of all three? Once you know the reason for the sign, it may help you decide what to put on the sign.


Eric said...


It's sort of a "both-and." I'd like to encourage and challenge both Christians and non-Christians.

Nicholas said...

"Jesus Wept"