Places of worship may not seem like a natural home for digital signs, but with a few, smart choices many congregations can greatly enhance their member services and fellowship. Digital signage technology is not just for huge firms. With the right software license, a place of worship can easily and cost-effectively incorporate the information and messaging capabilities of digital signage systems.
Outdoor Digital Signs for Places of Worship
This is one of the most common signs associated with places of worship, digital or otherwise. Most often, these signs display inspirational messages or announce faith-based events that are coming up. But whereas a traditional sign must be manually changed out, digital signs can display new content with little effort and/or with automated scheduling. New content equals more eyeballs, as local community members quickly become accustomed to signs that don’t regularly change their display. Digital displays can be chosen to grab attention without seeming tacky. In turn, your congregation’s profile and future attendance receive a boost.
Fellowship Announcements and Events
Inside your place of worship, this is the common application of digital signs. Perfect for larger congregations or congregations with an active presence in the local community’s social event calendar, these displays again allow for easy content management that greatly reduces the load of staff members who must otherwise manually change out the displays. Likewise, with digital displays, there is no material waste that must be periodically discarded.
Digital Resources for Religious Studies
One of the least appreciated things that digital signage software can do is integrate data from other sources. With the right software application, a digital sign can display and automatically update the best-selling faith-based books of the week for your congregation. There’s incredible potential for Sunday school, where digital systems can help teachers find nifty lesson plans for the week’s study or even implement the lessons through interactive touch screens.
Real-Time News Updates
Meeting at a place of worship is a time for divine communion for many, but that doesn’t mean your congregation has to turn a blind eye to what else is going in local communities and throughout the world. The latest weather information can help the congregation plan out the rest of their day. Local news can help congregation members identify places where they can lend a helping hand. World news can be a prayer inspiration for those who need it most. Best of all, these data sources can be hand-picked and otherwise filtered to avoid divisive political news media.