We are using this logo/design as a part of launching a new mission and vision for our church. Our new mission is to grow love in ourselves, our families, our community, and our world. Our new vision is that more people will know and follow the way of Jesus. We want the logo to have a tagline of "Grow Love" that can be included or not. We understand that "United Methodist Church" can be lengthy, but there is an Indian Run elementary school in the area that we want to differentiate ourselves from.
Our community is Dublin, Ohio, which is heavily Irish/Celtic influenced and we would like to include some of this influence in our design.
The image of a cross is an important element for our design. Our denomination's logo (http://www.umc.org) is a cross and flame. We are not tied to that logo, but if there are ways to connect our logo with our denominational brand identity, that would be interesting to see.
Feel free to check out our website at http://www.indianrun.org.
The logo needs to be simple enough to embroider on a polo shirt and clear when viewing on a banner from the road. It also needs to look good in one color applications.