We're looking for a new logo to effectively brand our ministry in the surrounding community. We are located in Shoreline, WA which is just north of Seattle.
Aurora Church of the Nazarene
We're looking for a logo that reflects our in, out, up, and down reaching ministry mindset. We have a heart for young families in our community and seeing people connect with God. We're passionate about local and global missions, social justice, families, the broken, and people who are not connected to faith.
Here's a verse that inspires us:
2 Corinthians 5:
16So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
[update:] wanted to throw out a couple more words. It's not necessary to use this but just wanted to see what kind of results we get with this: Celtic...cross, tree of life.
We are looking for a logomark and a logotype. The logotype should feature "Aurora Church" and include "of the Nazarene." Of note, the word Nazarene has the word 'tree' as a possible root. More specifically, "offshoot" of an olive tree. You could consider this, although it's not necessary. We are looking for something relevant, organic, and inspired. Something fresh.
Final Design must be an eps file or Illustrator file.
Color is important, but it must look good in b/w. Please use gradients and transparencies sparingly, if at all. Dropshadows = automatic elimination:)