The leaders of New Life have been thinking, praying and working diligently to come up with a new logo that would clearly describe who we are as a church. We wanted our logo to embody three foundationally important truths or elements for New Life. The first is the cross of Jesus Christ. It is through the finished work of Jesus on the cross that our sins are forgiven and we are saved from eternal death. This is foundational in our Christian walk.
“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2: 2)
The second is the new life that we experience as a result of receiving Jesus Christ into our life as our personal Lord and Savior.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5: 17)
This new life that we experience in and through Christ is not limited only to ourselves. Rather, it spreads to others and has the power to multiply and bring more new life.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” (Matt. 13: 31-32)
“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12: 24)
The third element is the world that we are mandated and commissioned to reach by our Lord Jesus. We are not bound by the Houston city limits. Instead, we are to look beyond the limits and always have the world in our hearts. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist denomination, once said, “The world is my parish!” He had it right. Our physical bodies are limited to Houston, but our hearts must be deeply concerned with the world.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28: 18-20)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1: 8)
With the help of gifted individuals like Jung Suh and Esther Seo, we came up with the following logo:
Do you see the cross in the middle, the leaves that symbolize the new life we have in Christ and the globe which represents our mission field?
By the way, some of you have approached me and pointed out a grammatical error in our mission statement which the team leaders and I were already aware of. Since we believe that excellence honors God, we will revise the statement by adding the words “the people of.”
“Our mission is to reach the people of the world for Christ, build them up as fully devoted servant-leaders and send them out as messengers of God’s Good News.”
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