What is the image above supposed to communicate?
The logo in and of itself is secondary to its meaning. After all, there is no need to put too much emphasis on a logo or drawing. However, the message or thought process behind the logo is very important. One could draw a variety of images in an effort to capture a meaning, and could quite possibly never be satisfied with the many visual representations. The same cannot be said of the meaning or purpose behind an image because the purpose should be the driving force behind every decision, plan, action, and vision. We are happy with the image, and the process/meaning behind it, as it reflects a biblical grounding.
Matt. 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Ps. 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Each one of these verses represents three strong biblical themes throughout scripture: Following, Proclaiming, and Celebrating. Jesus Christ calls us to follow him, to proclaim the good news, and to celebrate his Kingdom.
Many churches have a special ministry called “outreach.” We call that ministry at GBFPC “The Process”. “The Process” is not something over there that they are doing, but it is every person in every ministry in every pew in every endeavor in every way in everything. It is outreach and in reach. It is not left to an individual or a few individuals. It is everyone.
In everything we do, we start with “The Process.” We encourage everyone to celebrate what God has done through revivals, worship, preaching, teaching, presentations, youth, children, men, women, life and focus, singles and young marrieds, seniors, school, daycare, choir, prayer, friends and family, music, prison ministry, etc.
That celebration extends an invitation to follow. Following Jesus is a step beyond the emotional to the realm of commitment. A follower of Christ is expected to give up his or her own agenda and faulty thinking in order to fully commit to the Kingdom of God.
As a natural condition or outworking of that celebrating and following, we are compelled to proclaim to others. It is the work of the whole church to invite someone to the celebration, nurture them to follow Christ, and see them proclaim what God has done, which leads to a further celebration. This is why it is called “The Process.”
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.