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Thursday, October 04, 2007

New BFC Logo

Here it is, the moment we've been waiting for. I know that my hand drawing back in April didn't do any justice, so try to look at this with fresh eyes.

When you compare the old and new logos, think of these two things:

1) Bible Fellowship Church - the name and elements of the name
2) The Vision Statement - "We, the Bible Fellowship Church seek to become an expanding fellowship of churches united to make disciples of Jesus Christ."

So think and compare and embrace:

New LogoOld Logo

So let's hear what you have to say about it!



Blogger JayBird's Joint said...

Yea,...the new Logo rocks. Good attention gainer also!

10/05/2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger Tim Bertolet said...

Color, ooohh aaawww.

The cross with the circle, feels almost Anglican, or maybe even Coptic. Is this our antempt to be "Ancient Future"?

10/05/2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger Timothy Schmoyer said...

It certainly is more contemporary, I don't know about "rocks"... but Jay is right, I think it will gain more attention.

Tim, to me the circle feels celtic. Like those tombstones. Whereas, Coptic crosses tend to be "square" rather than "rectangular."

Ancient Future, perhaps the artist, but I don't think the BFC is trying to be that... do you think that we are?

10/06/2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Tim Bertolet said...

Celtic, that's what I was thinking of, boy did I get schooled.

"Ancient Future" was just me trying to be a smart alec.

I don't know that the logo "rocks." But it is certainly more 21st century. The other logo, while plain and simple and you good get "Bible" and "Fellowship" out of it, did look 1950s.

The new one is more dynamic and reflects outward movement.

Symbolism is important but the symbol doesn't mean a whole lot if we don't get off our duff and try to be more outward and evangelist in our communities.

10/06/2007 9:46 AM  
Blogger Tim Bertolet said...

Notes from all three Franke lectures given as the BFC pastor's conference are up on my blog. Enjoy. I hope you didn't mind me posting links over here.

10/06/2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger delawaregirl said...

I like the old logo because it's so retro.

But the new logo is good. It is definitely modern. I just don't think the new logo really reflects the feeling of our church here in Camden. Do you?

10/08/2007 8:47 PM  
Blogger Timothy Schmoyer said...


Thanks for the input.... the old one is retro. Retro is in right now, isn't it? The cross thing being a feeling.... what feeling does it emote? What feeling does our local church emote? Should we be emoting other things?

The cross is significant to our faith and ministry. The circle thing is, to a point, artistic, but it is supposed to express the unity within the fellowship. The waves are to express out into ministry, and in into worship and recharge.

That's the artist's intent, does the intent communicate to the viewer?

Tonight at the Elder's Meeting we're going to discuss whether to adopt this new logo as our local church's logo. Remember: this new logo is the official logo of the denomination. Local churches are free to use it or their own logo. See some examples:
     Coopersburg, PA BFC
     Piscataway, NJ BFC

10/09/2007 11:49 AM  
Blogger s said...

From my humanities class I remember shapes portrayed different impressions. Horizontal lines represented the connection between other humans, Vertical lines the transcendent (man to God and vice versa), Curves/Circles movement, and slanted lines danger. So the cross makes sense. The circle make sense but the lines going in and out represent danger coming and going? Uncertainties of witness? fight between satan and the church?

Ok humanities babble aside I have worked with logos before and a better qualify logo could have been done by a high school student! Why does the Bible Fellowship church not have a Bible in the logo! It looks like a Episcopalian cross my grandfather had.

10/13/2007 7:21 PM  
Blogger Becky L said...

I don't like the new one at all. I'm still fond of the old one. Maybe I just don't like change... hmm... Could be.

10/18/2007 1:13 AM  

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