Jesus is the very product of God’s love. He is the Son of God and the second person in the Trinity. Born of a virgin, he is fully human and fully God. More than two thousand years ago, he walked the earth and radically changed the culture around him. As the perfect sacrifice, he willingly endured a shameful death on a cross, taking upon himself the punishment that we deserved for our sins.
Three days following his death, he was raised to life again, neutralizing the power of sin and death over our lives. Those who accept Jesus Christ as Savior are no longer bound by the power of sin and have an eternity waiting for them in heaven. As our Lord, he calls us to personal and cultural transformation. Taking on the likeness of Christ, we seek to change the world through the love of God and offer the hope of Christ to all.
Green is the color of life and growth. It reminds us that the church is a living, growing entity and that we are to be characterized by healthy, vibrant growth. Vibrant life is something that is to characterize us individually as persons, individually as churches, and corporately as a movement worldwide. And health, growth, and healing are things that we offer to others in the person of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit.
“Jesus is the subject.” That is what brings us together. Note that the entire design is focused on the cross, drawing together around the cross, revealing the cross, making Jesus the center. Whatever the pieces of our world might be, whatever the challenges, the relationships, the shapes and sizes of life, they all come together at the Cross—Jesus makes everything whole. The circular form of the logo clearly references wholeness, unity, holiness: something shattered and disparate coming together again, drawn together by the Cross.
The elements of the design draw on and reflect themes of Scripture.
Consider these examples: Psalm 1:3; Psalm 23:1; Ezekiel 47:6–12; John 4:13–14; John 7:38; 1 Corinthians 12:12–13; and Revelation 22:1–2.
Blue also is a color of life and a color long associated with pure, life-giving water, which is itself often a metaphor for the Holy Spirit in Scripture. The color blue is also associated with peace, with shalom. This color reminds us of Christ as the living water, the breath of life, and the Prince of Peace.
The individual pieces within the logo are suggestive of drops of water and leaves, emphasizing the theme of life and growth. The shapes that come to a point at both ends are also highly stylized flames, a subtle reference to the previous logo. The variety of individual pieces also recognizes that we are a body made of many members, congregations, and organizations of different sizes. But the shapes are organized into an organic circle, suggestive of the unity of the movement. The organic nature of the circle, without rigid definition, is suggestive of the organic nature of our unity.
What a joy it is to serve you during this season of ministry. I love KY and love the ministry of the church of God in KY. Kentucky is the place that Fran and I call our ministry home as we began serving in Louisville in our first pastorate and will be the place where we conclude our ministry. We are humbled at what God has done in our lives over these years. Read More….
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