Our logo illustrates our foundation and focus. The stylized Table Rock in the background stands for the "solid rock" upon which our faith is based. It evokes our rich heritage as a church in this community and reminds us of our continued commitment to "reach out" in ministry to this community in which God has placed us. It stands in the background, shadowing all we do, just as what we do in our time will influence, or fail to influence, generations yet to come. The Table Rock motif suggests our past - our indebtedness to, and "holy communion" with - those who have gone before. It calls us to remember the scripture, "Before the mountains were brought forth...from everlasting to everlasting thou art God." Psalm 90:2
A simplified facade of our church building is in the middle as a symbol of The Center for Spiritual Formation being church based and centered in Christian theology. The Center for Spiritual Formation has a vital mission to help us appreciate our history, strengthen our discipleship, invigorate our witness, deepen our spirituality, train our leaders, enrich our personalities and revitalize our marriages and families. The Center's course offerings are yet another means to draw people to our church through ministering to their needs and helping them cope with the challenges and questions of our lives. The centralized church is a picture of our gathering place, where small groups can claim Christ's promise that "where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
The tree is at the forefront of the logo as a fitting symbol of growth. The Bible is full of references to trees as standards of renewal and positive change. It speaks of the righteous, who meditate upon God's word, as being "like trees planted by streams of water, that yield fruit." The Bible closes with a beautiful picture of the New Jerusalem's tree of life, filled with fruit, vibrant with variety, providing fresh yields throughout all the season's, "and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Revelation 22:2 The tree in our logo suggests our hope that The Center for Spiritual Formation will continue to be used by God to provide healing, growth and renewal through Jesus Christ our Lord.