Who may use the logo

The logo may be used by Church of the Brethren congregations and districts and by the agencies that report to Annual Conference.

Requests from other Church of the Brethren-related groups may be directed to the Communication Team and will be considered on an individual basis. Church of the Brethren camps, homes, and similar agencies generally are permitted use of the logo if they are singularly related to the Church of the Brethren. (Common usage does not connote a binding legal relationship.)

As with the Church of the Brethren name, no group may use the logo to imply official sanction or a connection that does not exist.

All users are to respect the integrity of the design and follow guidelines regarding use.

Design guidelines

The logo may not be changed by the user. When presented together, the logo and the Church of the Brethren name always are to appear in the same color. The logo should not be combined with other graphics or crowded by other elements on the page. See the graphic standards manual for a fuller description of the guidelines for use.

To request an electronic version of the logo or the graphic standards manual, contact the website producer.

About the logo

The Church of the Brethren symbol upholds images of life in Jesus Christ. The cross recalls our baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection (Romans 6:4) and testifies to God’s plan to bring “all in heaven and earth . . . into a unity in Christ” (Ephesians 1:10 NEB). The circle, partially defined, represents the world into which we are sent by Christ (Matthew 28:19). The circle also affirms that as members of Christ’s body we are members one of another (Romans 12:5)—a people who confess “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5). The wave connotes new life in Christ, “born of water and the Spirit” (John 3:5). The wave further evokes the waters of justice (Amos 5:24), the cup of water offered in Christ’s name (Mark 9:41), the basin and towel (John 13:5), and “springs of living water” (Revelation 7:17). Images central to life in Jesus Christ thus are lifted up as images for Brethren to live by.

Request the logo or graphics standards manual.

The three links above go to the email address cobweb@brethren.org. If needed, copy this email address and paste into your e-mail program.