First Christian Church of Granbury is looking for a logo to use on our website, letterhead, church communications, and church bus.
Ideally, we’d like to have a graphic that can both stand alone AND be paired with the words “First Christian Church – Granbury, TX”. We’d like to see designs including the text, and then we’ll just remove it in cases where only the graphic is needed.
Feel free to check out our website at fccgranbury.org for an idea of who we are and what we’re all about.
FCC is part of the denomination known as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the denomination as a whole uses the attached chalice. This chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship. The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.
We’d like to incorporate the chalice somehow into our logo as a reflection of our shared history, but not necessarily in its standard form, and we definitely don’t want the chalice to be the only thing in our logo. We might prefer a less rigid, more freely-flowing version that still suggests a connection to the denomination but also speaks to what’s unique about our local congregation.
Our congregation would like to see the following values reflected in our logo (we understand that it may be impossible to capture all of these in a logo that’s clean and simple):
- Hospitality and inclusiveness: we make a special effort to make all people feel welcome here, and we’re often told that our church has a “warmth” to it
- The importance of servanthood: our people are very missional, and do everything they can to make a difference for others.
- Growth/change: We see ourselves as part of a much bigger story that began long before us and will continue long after us. We value growth and change, both individually and as a congregation.
- Humility/simplicity: We try not to take ourselves too seriously!
There were several images that occurred to us as good possibilities – a river (and there’s a river flowing through Granbury), hands extending, and of course the chalice (or maybe some combination of those), but we want to see what you come up with!
Simplicity and cleanness are desirable; we probably don’t want something super-busy or complicated.
We’re open regarding color palette. Again, though, simplicity is key, so we’d probably prefer not to have too many colors, especially if they’re bright.
We know it can be helpful to get feedback on your work during the campaign, but we’ve got to be honest – we probably aren’t going to be able to do very much of that. So give us your best shot (or two), and we’ll pick a winner. We’ll try to give some feedback, but no promises!
Thank you very much!