Trinity Logo Explanation

Our NEW TRINITY LOGO by one of our own, Nancy Nesvik 

This LOGO was approved by the Session last year as we completed our ministry discernment process. For multiple reasons we got sidetracked before presenting it to you. We’ve been using it on our publications, but now is a prime time to celebrate it and kick off its broader usage.

           Trinity: A Community of Faith Seeking the Light of Christ in Service to the World  

Explore the elements of the logo with me:  

Contemporary/Fresh Look  The angular building is simplified in color and design, but clearly reflects Trinity’s roof line. Our original design was complex, intricate, in an old dated graphic style. Nancy’s contemporary fresh graphic design suggests forward thinking.

 Images of Light echo I John 1:7 If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.   God’s light enters the sanctuary and leaves through the cross; the three rays represent the Trinity. We WORSHIP together in this building – we seek the light of Christ, we experience the light of Christ, we proclaim and share and spread the light of Christ. FELLOWSHIP is developing relationships united in Christ and sharing community, sharing concern and nurture with one another. We walk in the light together – with one another, for one another.  

Oval Shape:   Represents the global nature of our mission.   Matthew 28:20 “Go therefore an make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them everything that I have command you.” We witness and serve the needs of others around the world.    

Arc Wrapping the Oval: The band accents the light from heaven penetrating the sanctuary and it ties together the green earth and blue sky. The band sweeps around the design, suggesting the Holy Spirit, God’s power sweeping through the world inspiring us and equipping us and moving us. The arc is open on the right sides; the Spirit is open and breathing and moving, refreshing and regenerating, in motion, not a static circle, closed-in, or bound.  

Green represents life. The design hints at the green grass and sidewalk leading up to Trinity’s doors.  Green is the color of the Pentecost season as we grow in faith and service.  

The Cross: Is in a central position on the building, illustrating that the center, the balance and support of our church is Christ. We are a Christ centered church.  

The Cross Extends downward, inferring the sidewalks outside our doors. Think of the sign at end of our sidewalk beside our sanctuary: “You are now entering the mission field.”  The sidewalk works two directions, it brings people into the church – and leads them back out. We are to bring people to Christ and into church membership, bringing them into a life saving, life giving relationship (EVANGELISM). We are to build them up to Christian maturity (DISCIPLESHIP)  and send them out in service to the world (MISSIONS- SERVICE -WITNESS). 

If we pursue those ends, what will Trinity be? What will we look like and live like? Hence, you see our vision statement just below the logo:

Trinity: A Community of Faith Seeking the Light of Christ in Service to the World 

We are a diverse congregation; our agendas often compete and our desires differ. Some people just want to belong to our church family and be nurtured. We are COMMUNITY and to them that’s enough. That’s all they want or all they can handle. We need fellowship programs and we need ministries by which we nurture one another, care for one another.   

But we are A COMMUNITY OF FAITH – we are not just a civic club or a humanitarian organization. Our faith in God through Jesus Christ is what unites us. We need Christian Education, we need to learn the Bible, we need discipleship training to become more like Christ,  to become more mature in our Christian walk and service. We are a community of FAITH, a growing faith, a searching faith; giving freedom to seek and discover; providing means to grow and seek and discover. 

So we are a Community of faith SEEKING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST – seeking to live for Jesus, with Jesus, in Jesus. We are walking in the light that brings fellowship and the cleansing blood of Jesus.    

But read on, We are A COMMUNITY IN SERVICE TO THE WORLD. Are we seeking the light of Christ AND serving the world, or seeking the light BY service, to the world? Yes! BOTH! Trinity has a long history of being in service to Pensacola, and Century and Mexico and South Africa. Some people best experience and express their relationship with God by service projects and missions – that’s why we need service outlets!   Just gathering together to be a community, a fellowship, is good, but it’s not enough; even better is when that group enables you to grow closer to God and to together by serving others. At Trinity we expect you to grow BY service, IN service, TOWARD service … and so we must always offer ways to serve. Trinity’s mission field is the world -- be it service in Mexico, South Africa or next door.  

We are a community that lives out the compassion and caring of Christ.  

A community of WITNESS - spreading the light of Christ

A community of FELLOWSHIP – sheltering, nurturing and caring for children of God

A community of WORSHIP – glorifying and praising God together

A community of DISCIPLESHIP - seeking the truth, sharing the truth, growing in truth

A community of SERVICE - exhibiting God’s kingdom of justice and righteousness on earth    

I thank God for Nancy Nesvik’s creativity! She has created and given to us an image of who we are, to inspire us, to help us express our love and devotion to God and God’s people.

 

Last Published: July 7, 2011 12:54 PM