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The New Bern Guide to Church Signage

Many churches nowadays can benefit from church signage and other printed items which can help them drive new members, retain existing members, and most importantly, spread the good word.

When you mention a “church sign,” most people think of the billboard on the front lawn that has either a humorous or inspirational message directed at both congregation members and the community. But how does a church advertise an upcoming back sale or charity event? How do they let the community and congregation know about an upcoming holiday service? How should a church promote extra-curricular activities such as summer youth camps and music programs? The traditional way of doing things has been to grab some colored construction paper, safety scissors, and glue sticks. While this will work, the signs themselves aren’t very eye-popping, nor is the text or message persuasive. Churches that are looking to increase congregation members, drive new converts and preach the good word are turning to AlphaGraphics in New Bern to help them create professional-looking signage that’s designed to attract attention. Here are five ways churches can promote their services via printed signs:

1. Seasonal Banners

Religious holidays are an excellent reason to celebrate and call the community to come together in prayer.  Seasonal banners such as flags and outdoor banners can help remind the community of an upcoming holiday celebration. One very popular and economical method is to get a teardrop flag printed up. It can be mounted on a flexible pole that anyone can insert into the grass or dirt. As the wind or breeze picks up, the flag will flutter and cause motion, which will attract attention from nearby people.  

2. Literature Racks

Literature racks aren’t just for the lobby of the local hotels. Churches have many programs and services that they can advertise upcoming events. They can also be a great way to display church bulletins for the week. No more stacking them on a counter, only to have the wind blow them onto the ground when someone opens a door and a draft of air comes rushing inside.

Name Badge New Bern, NC3. Name Badges

Do you operate a mega-church? If so, are all of the admin staff, clergy, and other support personnel clearly identified?  Mega-churches usually have a lot going on, and due to their size, it’s sometimes hard to tell who is who. Name badges can help people quickly identify who they are talking to. This is especially helpful in situations where new people are visiting the church, and the higher-ups want to put their best foot forward.

4. Plaques and Awards

Have a member of the congregation who has performed exceptional service to both the church and their fellow community members? A great way to recognize their charity and contributions is to have a plaque or award printed up. There are many different styles to choose from, and it will encourage others to follow suit. Or you could have a bake sale for charity and give the winner and runner-up an award for “Best Apple Pie in New Bern.”

5. Event Posters

Every single church out there has one annual event that defines their congregation. For many churches, this is their Fall Harvest Festival. A great way to advertise for church events is to have a few event posters printed up. They will mount almost anywhere and are a great way to let people know of upcoming events.

Printing in New Bern

If you have more questions about how to create professional-looking signage that’s designed to attract attention, give AlphaGraphics of New Bern a call. To learn more about how AlphaGraphics of New Bern can produce and design your next project, you may email us, request a quote or call us at (252) 633-3199.

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