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Every organization has a personality. Is your church’s personality fun? And do people get the sense of that as soon as they set foot on your property? Here are some signs that your church has a fun personality:

  • Do you have a parking lot team?filled with volunteers who are smiling and dancing, welcoming the cars onto the lot?
  • Do the door greeters laugh a lot and make the guests smile?
  • Do ushers have fun with the guests and ease any sense of tension they might feel?
  • Do kids’ workers make children?excited to go into the rooms or make parents feel confident leaving their little ones?

Each touch point is an opportunity for your church to share a little bit of its personality and ultimately make a connection with the guest. So why not capitalize on that and take it to the next level? That’s what today’s Christmas idea is about: showing your church’s personality throughout the property.[quote]Each touch point is an opportunity for your church to share a little bit of its personality.[/quote]

Here’s one way to do that:

Fun, Bright Signs Carried by Your Volunteers

VOUS Church in Miami, Florida has been one of the churches leading the way with?this idea.?One of their team members even has a company that creates these signs for churches ? Popsigns.

They’re basically handheld signs on Coroplast (corrugated plastic material) that have fun phrases on them. They’re bright and cheery, and they spread the personality of your church to visitors.

Most churches are putting them in the parking lot as people are parking and walking into the church. But consider having them in the lobby or children’s areas too. You can spread some holiday cheer, increase people’s expectations of the service, and put some smiles on your visitors’ faces.

Here are some ideas for text on the signs.

  • Merry Christmas!
  • Looking good!
  • Sit with me!
  • Smile!
  • Welcome home.
  • Walking in a winter wonderland.
  • Feliz Navidad!
  • Who wants some egg nog?

Arm your volunteers with them and tell them to have fun. Tell them to spread some holiday cheer and mirror the sentiments of the sign they’re holding.

If you wanted to make your own fun signs like these, you could easily design them in Photoshop or Illustrator. Go for simple, legible, and vibrant?colors. Choose two fonts ? a handwriting font and a sans-serif ? and go with two different text colors. This makes it more visible and fun. But it also makes it clean looking.

Or, if you prefer, just go with PopSigns.?Just whatever you do, make them fun.

Has you church tried this idea? What do your signs say, and what are you planning for them to say at Christmastime? Share in a comment below.

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