We don't want something that's heavily Christianese (i.e., no big crosses, Bibles, Christian fish, rivers, etc.). People know that it’s a church and that’s enough to communicate the ‘Church/Christian’ part of our logo.
We would also like the logo to be simple and scalable so that it looks good on a big banner and on the corner of a postcard. We like our current logo (http://www.RestorationChurchDC.com), but it has too much detail, so when you need to make the logo small, it just becomes blurry.
We want a simple, scalable logo that can be applied to wide range of mediums (i.e. paper, business cards, t-shirts, projection screens, etc.).
A well-done emblem type logo is attractive; that way the logo could be used with or without the words, “Restoration Church.”
We also prefer “stock” fonts using either all caps or all lower-case. We do not want a custom designed font that is nearly impossible to duplicate for other related designs. Nor do we want a font that is expensive to buy.
Sample Logos: http://www.restorationchurchdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/LogoExamples.pdf
We are split on whether or not we like the 'R' & the 'C' intertwined (some like it and others are not sure), so we also would like to see some designs that do not necessarily incorporate that.