Our Target Audience:
Our target audience are families between the ages of 25 and 40 with children. They are either farming families, or rural residents that commute to nearby Wichita, Kansas and work in either medical or aviation industries. Rural isn't what it used to be, they have satellite, DSL, and are at the malls every weekend. They are conservative in spending and politics. Though everything about our community says "just getting by" they have tastes and passions that want to break out and make a difference. Our church is ambitious and wants to be a model for other ministries of similar setting.
We want to see your concepts most.
Consider (but you're not bound) earth tones like green and brown...2 of our 3 buildings are green, 1 is brown rock. Our landscape is brown in the winter (nothing but soil) and green in the spring gold in the harvest.
Our Ideas and Additional Information:
First and foremost we want an extractable trademark.
Ours is a farming community.
I want a trademark more than anything else. I would prefer something that is cheap to put onto sign lightboxes, print, embroider, etc. As much as I like 4 color process, I want the logo to look great in cheap screenprints and b&w xerox prints. BUT don't let that stifle your creativity...if you can knock my socks off with a 4-color process design, I'd rather pay the premium on printing to have the logo of our dreams...
While I like the amazon.com concept the best up above, I have 2 signing fixtures that are round, 1 square, and 1 rectangle. An emblem to fill the round ones or at least a trademark to put on them is great.
Our name is Plains Church but it's OK to say PlainsChurch and subtly add the .org in homage to our website that doesn't exist yet.
In fact, incorporating our website (plainschurch.org) is a plus.
See the following page to get an idea how some template logos incorporate different church themes.
File formats must at least be .eps and .jpg but may include others.