Item description for Signs for These Times: Church Signs That Work by Ronald T. Glusenkamp...
Overview Signs For These Times is a unique, extensive collection of clever, Gospel-centered sign sayings, along with practical information about developing sign messages. Readers will learn what works (and what doesn't), and how to be sensitive to groups, issues, and needs. Signs are divided by theme - seasons, church holidays, topics, and public service announcements.
Publishers Description This practical resource helps church leaders use their church sign to connect faith with daily life and community happenings. The book includes an extensive collection of clever, Gospel-centered sign sayings as well as information on how to develop sign messages. Readers will also learn what will and won't work on signs and how to be sensitive to various groups, issues and needs.
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Studio: Concordia College
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2000
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
ISBN 0570053307 ISBN13 9780570053309
Reviews - What do customers think about Signs for These Times: Church Signs That Work?
Wow, it's great! Apr 4, 2000
Ronald T. Glusenkamp is an amazing author. This book is a useful tool on the art of church sign messages. He even gives many examples of his own that he has used. He has a wonderful sense of humor and quite often sneaks it right into the book. It's a wonderful book to read even if you're not involved with the church sign!
"SIGN, SIGN, EVERYWHERE A SIGN!" Nov 29, 1999
Uplifting and insightful, Glusenkamp's book is a valuable book for clergy and lay people alike. Signs for These Times combines scripture with Glusenkamp's personal wit and wisdom to create a wonderful evangelical tool. Throughout the book, the church sign is shown to be a much more than simply a static message board. The sign is at once an attraction to the church, public service announcement, and social commentary. The book also offers many helps hints on creating catchy church signs and even includes an index of all the signs Glusenkamp used as a parish pastor. This is the perfect book for that special person in your parish who is responsible for the sign or just for anyone who is interested in learning more about creative evangelical marketing. Five Stars.
Good church sign message planning book Nov 1, 1999
While providing good information as to how a church sign message should be planned out, drafted, reviewed and approved, the actual sample church sign messages contained in the book seemed too local and "cutesy" for general use. Buy the book for the planning information, not the sample messages themselves.
Great book filled with humor and insight for evangelism. Nov 17, 1998
Signs for These Times is an excellent book for those interested in using a church sign as an evangelism tool or a fun book for casual readers looking for laughter in quick witted humor that provides a commentary on today's culture. The book is very fast reading and you will find yourself quoting the author's signs in your everday conversation with friends and co-workers. I highly recommend this book!
Very enjoyable combining wit and information Nov 10, 1998
Although Reverend Glusenkamp may have designed the book to help churches with signs, it is great for lay people. Not only does he delve into the psychology of the church sign, he provides solid examples. He presents his ideas in a way that will make you laugh out loud. You won't believe some of the signs such as "Joanna, Mary & Mary Magdalene - The Original Spice Girls" or "Need Earthquake Insurance? - Come to Church" or "Hockey Playoff Special - Free Pay Per Pew." This book is well worth it and you'll find many signs that you would like to see on your church board - and many more humorous signs you'll want to pass on to friends. As a side note, you'll appreciate his approach to being positive in presenting a church's message - instead of threatening parishioners with hell and damnation, he suggests signs should offer hope like "Read the Bible and get your faith supersized for free."