While we don't want to lose the name of our brand, which is the very name of our Church, for this podcast we are planning, we want the words "Calling All Seekers" to be the the words that are prominent, as that is what I think will draw people in and encourage them to click on the podcast when we publish it.
We want something that is warm, welcoming, and hopefully even somewhat soothing. But we also want something that stands apart and hopefully catches the viewer's attention. I think it would try to make sense to incorporate a sketch of the church into the design of the logo. Here you can find a picture of it: http://landmarkhunter.com/photos/53…5832-L.jpg And obviously we have our existing logo: https://www.saintthomasmmrk.org/wp-…Header.png, which we could attempt to incorporate.
It is essential that the designer we work with tries to the best of their ability to abide by https://99designs.com/blog/design-o…ate-guide/. The purpose of this logo is primarily for the podcast, but if we like the way that this turns out, it is absolutely possible that this logo can and should have broader applicability (Web site, brochures, e-mails, etc.).
Definitely think of this as a collaborative exercise, wherein I am open to not just diverse design ideas, but to a shaping of the words of the logo to make it draw people in, and be as terse as possible while still conveying the message of invitation.