Some interesting phrases for church signs are, "Life is a puzzle – Jesus is the missing piece," and "Brush up on your Bible: It prevents truth decay." Phrases on church signs usually try to convey an encouraging or welcoming message to people passing by.
Some churches post signs that attempt humor; others encourage people to study the Bible, live well or attend the church's services. Makers of church signs should be careful not to offend or discourage people who might not agree with them, but focus instead on inviting people, encouraging attendance by current members and improving the church's local image. Besides pithy sayings, church signs can post church news, meeting dates and times, opportunities for community service and titles of upcoming sermons.
SayingsForChurchSigns.com is a website where users can both submit and find sayings to post on church signs. Another source is TogetherWeTeach.com. Some sayings focus on religion, such as "A day has been well spent when you included God in all you did," and others are more general, such as "A smile looks good on everyone!" People can also create their own virtual church signs at Says-It.com, a website that allows users to choose a sign style and enter any text they choose. A realistic sign is then generated for users to download and use as they wish.