As the final installment in our series on church nametags, here is a list I found from a church that chose to do this ministry.
- #10 A name tag is cheaper than a tattoo.
- #9 Wearing a name tag makes for a friendlier church.
- #8 You will be more approachable if you wear a name tag.
- #7 Even if you forget a name, you can still read it!
- #6 A name tag makes it easier to introduce you to someone.
- #5 A name tag makes visitors feel comfortable.
- #4 You can make a friend in less than 30 seconds if you wear a name tag.
- #3 You are immediately identified as an ambassador of our church. Friendly always wins.
- #2 Name tags are NOT about you. They’re about everyone in the world except you.
- #1 Everyone likes to hear their name!
Source: St. Paul’s Evangelical Church newsletter.
I’m not sure I agree with all of these 10 reasons to where a nametag at church, but they are things to think about.
I do not agree with all of them either. But I do believe that nametags can make a church appear friendlier to visitors. Also it sure helps to avoid embarassment when you have forgotten someone’s name.
I have been an usher in a very large church for 18 years and have been trying to convince our senior paster to at least entertain the idea of name tags, but he always brushes me off. When he said it would be too expensive, I suggested that people might wear their personal name tags from work or a volunteer job which might be a conversation starter in of itself, that wasmet with a hmmm and he walked away.. This was at un usher’s meeting where he nominally wanted to improve the the friendliness of the church and bring the congregation closer. If you have any thoughts on this, I’dappreciate hearing them.