CONVENTION THEME AND LOGO
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:15-16
GROWING • BUILDING • REACHING
This logo suggests the tactile nature of a fully human Savior with the use of semi-anatomical correctness and gaping wounds in His hands. The gears are jagged and crude, suggesting human frailty and our insufficiency without the guiding, saving work of our Lord.
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:15-16
Members of the Body of Christ,
As you will see in this Reporter, plans are underway for our 2021 District Convention. In the midst of all the uncertainty of these days, God alone knows whether our plans will come to fruition, but the plans still go on.
Our theme for the coming triennium is Growing, Building, Reaching in Christ. Our theme verse is the one printed above from Ephesians 4. Though it wasn’t our intention, the easy way to remember the theme is GBR, even though it is not the cheer from Memorial Stadium!
In the logo we have chosen gears, rather than a human body or a growing plant, to indicate the working together of various parts and the impact and movement that we have upon one another. The hands are the nail-marked hands of Jesus who makes our movement and impact possible. These same hands encircle the gears as they work together, indicating His protective love. The logo suggests the tactile nature of a fully human Savior. One hand descends from above and the other reaches up from below to reflect the two natures of Christ. The gaping wounds remind us of His sacrifice for our sin. The gears are jagged and crude, suggesting human frailty and our insufficiency without the guiding, saving work of our Lord.
He is growing us individually, building us in our connection with one another, and reaching through us in love and compassion to share the saving message of His grace. Maybe GBR should be our cheer. All glory be to Him, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Growing, Building, Reaching in Christ,
Rev. Richard Snow, Nebraska District President