Our location, and our church name, includes a park filled with oak trees so a modern rendering of an oak tree could be ideal, possilby showing its roots. In addition, we are interested in the idea of combining "the old and the new" so adding an acorn to or near the oak tree could also be ideal.
Our mission statement is: Rooted in Jesus, Growing Disciples, Bearing Fruit
As we are a Methodist Church, the "cross and flame" is a church-wide symbol. We are interested in seeing if this can subtly be added to our church name, possibly as a part of the "R" of Riverside Park, or as a part of the "M" of Methodist, directly preceding and almost as a part of that letter. We are also considering not using the cross and flame in our logo, but rather in other portions of our publications, so this is not a definite requirement.
We would want to use the new logo on every printed publication, on the web and in every place in which our church name appears. A simple, modern logo is what we're looking for -