Hi awesome 99designs.com design community! Let's have some fun with this one.
Joy Church International is a 10 year-old church that is moving to a new multi-million dollar facility next year, and we are looking to refresh our logo to a style that represents who we are as a joyful, youthful, growing Christian community. We are looking for an iconic design to take us through the next 10 years and beyond. (We could have just picked a logo template from a stock logo website and added our text, but we want something unique that represent the Lord Jesus and our church well - designed by the best - designed by you!)
We are a modern Bible-based church that fully believes in a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, however we are not religious (in the traditional sense of the word). Because our focus is on an active RELATIONSHIP with a living and loving Lord, we do not use religious symbolism - so we do not want any crosses, thorns, eagles, doves, globes, nails, angels, bridges, or the like in our logo.
We have attached our original logo that we have used for the last 10 years. (and our original design manual pdf from 2007). The church logo was originally designed with a sun to show a joyful bright day - because we have a very positive outlook. As we continue to grow over the next 10 years and actively use technology to continue to reach out to our community (i.e. podcasts, video, etc) we want a logo that represents we can use both on print (flyers, letterhead, posters, t-shirts, banners), web, and video.
We are looking for a logo that is bright and joyful. We like bright, vibrant colors that represent a fun joyful place. Does not have to be the same colors as it was previously, or use the same symbol type. We do not want it to be so abstract that it is too far ahead of our community - we like a clean logo design concept, but not so artsy that the people of Mount Juliet, TN can't relate to it. As we say around here...Professional but personal.
So, let's give this a whirl! Looking forward to your creative entries!
Check out our website at http://www.joychurch.net for more info and impressions about us.