According to recent research, roughly 42% of all church congregations are primarily comprised of members ages 65 and older. Church attendance has been experiencing varying levels of decline over the last several years while the average age of congregants has continued to climb.
The changing makeup of congregations has led many church leaders to consider how best to meet the needs of both their long-time members and first-time visitors.
One of the best ways to support church attendees is to focus on accessibility and inclusivity for all. This effort should extend beyond installing wheelchair ramps or handrails throughout your space. Accommodations can come in all shapes and sizes.
One great way to make your church facilities more accessible and welcoming is by investing in clear, effective indoor church signs for your space. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best ways churches can utilize church signage to support attendees of all backgrounds and abilities.
What Kinds of Indoor Church Signs Are There?
Churches and other places of worship have many indoor signage options to choose from when planning and designing their spaces. Interior signage can be used for a wide range of purposes and can even be customized to the specific needs presented by each unique church facility.
Some common styles of indoor church signs include:
- Restroom signage
- Office signage
- Digital displays
- ADA signage
- And more options
Each of these signage styles can be implemented for a specific purpose. It is often advisable to install a variety of different indoor signage solutions to offer maximum accessibility and clarity for both long-standing members and first-time visitors.
How Can Indoor Church Signs Be Used?
Church facilities come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the size of your congregation, it’s important to ensure that your buildings and additional facilities are easy to navigate – even for attendees who have never set foot on the premises before.
Here are a few of the ways you can use indoor church signage.
Wayfinding signs can be placed in common areas like hallways, lobbies, and guest services centers. Placing signs in these areas will provide valuable information to help members and visitors locate a classroom, office, gym, or another location. These signs may appear as complex directories or may even be as simple as directional arrows.
Some churches may choose to implement wayfinding signage that is applied on a flooring surface. This effort encourages specific traffic patterns and clarifies the path a visitor needs to take to arrive at their desired location.
Restroom Signs and ADA Signage
Many subtle styles of indoor signage can be used within a church facility. Some signs may not attract attention due to their commonplace nature, but they can still be extremely valuable.
One such type of signage is restroom signage. Restroom signs can point to a restroom’s location within a larger church campus and help attendees distinguish between the men’s and women’s facilities. Restroom signage can also be used to point out handicap-accessible restrooms or restrooms with diaper-changing stations for parents of small children.
Similarly, there are a number of other accessibility features that can be notated with signage throughout a church facility. For example, signage can be used to highlight the entrance to a wheelchair-accessible ramp or label a sensory-friendly room for attendees and children with specific sensitivities.
Signage can also be used to direct members to elevators so those attendees with mobility challenges don’t have to navigate stairs to reach the upper floors of your church.
Church leaders are often tasked with distributing important information to visitors pertaining to schedules, events, and more. In the past, information like this was often shared on a physical bulletin board or a small TV monitor. Today’s churches, however, have several more attractive options for sharing information in indoor spaces.
Digital signs, such as programmable LED displays, are perfect for this purpose. They offer a high degree of customizability and are relatively easy to program and use. Digital displays can come in a wide range of sizes depending upon the specifications of a church lobby or other common area, so they can be easily seen by all visitors who encounter them.
A digital display may be used to share time and date information for upcoming events and can be continuously updated to share the most accurate information possible. These displays can also be used to share information about ongoing classes, services, small group meetings, and more.
How Do I Obtain Indoor Church Signs?
For signage products to consistently meet the needs of your church and its congregants, it’s important to partner with a well-respected signage provider. National Signs is here to help.
We are a member of the Church CO+OP, which means we are an approved vendor to sell signage directly to churches. We are a full-service signage provider capable of handling the design, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of a wide variety of signage styles for your campus.
National Signs is well-known for crafting high-quality indoor church signs that are consistent in appearance with existing outdoor church signs without compromising on clarity or quality.
We are also equipped to provide churches with full-scope signage solutions that include both indoor and outdoor solutions for a more consistent look and feel across your space.
Discover the National Signs Process
We offer churches end-to-end support for indoor church signage projects, thanks to our full-spectrum approach to crafting high-quality signage solutions. Our in-house teams handle the design, manufacturing, and installation of every sign, enabling us to oversee the entire process.
Church leaders can schedule a design consultation with a member of the National Signs team to develop brand-new signage or to revamp existing signage. From there, the design will be fabricated by our in-house manufacturing team with ongoing guidance and support from our engineering and project management professionals.
Following fabrication, your signage products will be delivered to your location and installed by our team. While on-site, we ensure the safety and compliance of all final signage.
National Signs also offers ongoing maintenance and repair services. You can be comfortable knowing your signs will remain in the best possible condition for years. Furthermore, National Signs offers a 5-year guarantee on our products, parts, and labor. You never have to worry about your indoor church signage going dark and staying dark.
Get Started with National Signs
If you’re interested in learning more about partnering with National Signs for your church signage needs, we would be happy to speak with you about all of the solutions we have to offer.
Reach out today to speak with a member of our team about scheduling a design consultation. Now is a great time to take the next step toward developing more effective, clear signage solutions for your church that engage the entire congregation – young and old.