Ta Ethne: means all ethno-liguistic groups of people (ethnicities/peoples, not nationalistic/man-made territories)
Christian: shouldn't need explanation, but Christ-centered should suffice. We'd like to avoid traditional imagery such as crosses, doves, praying hands, etc. We want a modern, unique logo.
Church: God's people gathered together in unity.
The logo should reflect an international perspective (again, all peoples) and be understood by most people regardless of location. Yet the logo should not be so generic that it becomes incommunicable.
Communicate orthodox Christian theology, particularly the Trinity since we are trying to emphasize the relational aspect of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and God's people together. Our hope is to model the kind of relationship that exists in the Trinity within this congregation.
Format: Every entry should be on a black background, white background, and show a one color example as well.
Colors: nothing flashy (e.g. neon colors)
Overall: distinct and unique; simple, but elegant.
We also want to ensure that the logo can be used in multiple settings (website, facebook, print media, billboards, etc.); that it remains crisp and clear regardless of size. Finally, we would like to include the phrase "A Ministry of the Church of God" in very small print in the logo.