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Pastors Name on the Church Sign

Pastors Name on the Church Sign – Should the pastors name be on the church sign? This weeks Church Sign Saturday takes a little different turn. I talk about putting the name of your pastor on your church sign.

Pastors Name on the Church Sign



This might be a touchy subject, but I don’t think the pastors name should be on any church sign.

Pastors Name on the Church Sign

Main reason, it is not about the named pastor, but Jesus Christ. The church shouldn’t be about the pastor at the church. If the focus is on the pastor, than the church has lost its vision. I believe the church is drawing more attention to the pastor than anything else. We don’t follow pastors, we follow Christ! The pastor is just a man, just like us. He is prone to mess up, just like us. Plus, If the pastor was to leave, then you will need to replace the name. The pastor could leave due to illness, death or another job at a different church. Or even another number of reasons.

Without a vision the people will perish

I say take the name of your pastor off your church sign and put the focus back on Christ and not a man … Your Pastor! We should have more of Christ and less of us. This includes ourselves too! In our ministry work, people should see Christ and not us! It doesn’t matter if we are the pastor or just a person in the ministry. Our focus is on Christ, not us! It’s not about what we are doing, but what Christ is doing.

Does Your Ministry See You or Christ?

When we take our eyes off Christ we begin to sink! Just like Peter. Learn about the man who walked on water.

Man walks on water

Means our focus is on Him and Him alone. He is the center of everything! Just like a three-corded rope!

Three Corded Rope Is Not Easily Broken

What do you think?

Do you believe we should or should not have the name of the pastor on church signs. Please feel free to share why or why not in the comments below.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. Everitt Born says:

    Great post!! I agree that the focus of a church needs to be on God and not the pastor!!

    1. Thank you for the comment and yes that is right. Sad people follow pastors instead of Jesus Christ.

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