The logo above is a picture of who we are and what matters most to us as a faith family. It is a visualization of our tagline, “Pursuing Christ Together.”
The Christian life is not perfect. It is a pursuit – a pursuit of God. Both as individuals and as a faith family, we desire to know God more. John 17:3 says, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” He has revealed Himself perfectly in His Word, the Bible, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and desires an intimate relationship with us.
We desire that Christ would be at the center of everything we say and do. The good news of the gospel – that Jesus lived the life we could not live, died the death we deserved to die, and rose again from the grave to conquer sin and death forever – changes everything! The symbol of this message of life and hope is the Cross. 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 says the Cross is offensive to some people and stupid to others, but to us, it is “the power of God and the wisdom of God.” May we never be ashamed of the Cross of Jesus Christ.
Christians have also used the symbol of a triangle for centuries. Most commonly, it attempts to portray the mystery of the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – one God in three Persons. We believe the triangle can also represent the unity and diversity of our faith family, the church. The top point on the triangle represents the triune God, the source and object of all our worship. The bottom two points on the triangle represent ourselves and others, the “household of God” (1 Timothy 3:15).
When we trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, God gives us His Holy Spirit and enters into relationship with us. Fellow believers enjoy that same intimate fellowship with God, and His design for the church is that believers would experience that fellowship among each other as well. The Greek word for this fellowship in the Bible is koinonia. If it helps, think of this fellowship as “fellows in a ship” – each individual is uniquely different, but what brings them together is a common cause, the mission at hand.
For us as Christians, the mission at hand is to know God and to make Him known! Outside of our relationships with Christ, we would probably never know each other. Some of us may have nothing else in common. Still, God has brought us together in this community and desires to transform us into the people He created us to be – to draw us closer to Himself and to each other. 2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us this will happen as we pursue Christ and behold His glory. As both points on the bottom of the triangle pursue Christ at the top point, they will naturally be brought closer to each other in heart and mind.
This is what we desire to see at Open Door Bible Church. The logo is our reminder to keep pursuing Christ together!