The image (full_logo.png & SMBCIcon.tif) with the white tree on the green background is our current church logo. The other images are exploratory ideas from our pastoral staff. While our examples are concrete, complicated, and generally unattractive - we prefer the design to move towards abstraction, simplicity, and, of course, attractiveness. Some sample church logos in this style can be found at http://churchrelevance.com/resource…rch-logos/
The desired graphic element will incorporate two main elements. One is the idea "rooted in truth... reaching in love." The other is the 4 E's of the life cycle. Neither the tagline nor the 4 E's have to be explicitly labeled or explained in the graphic area itself, however.
The overall logo should be designed with the name of the church and the tagline present - but the ideal logo would be one which could stand with or without the textual elements.
It is not necessary to use the tree (or any tree at all), as long as the ideas are communicated. Thanks for your hard work!
Deliverable file format should be vector-based .ai, .eps, or editable .pdf file.