A Look at our New Logo

During the last 11 years that I’ve been doing ministry in the FCA I have heard people trying to clarify what the FCA is or what the FCA does. I have heard people lightheartedly joke that “it’s our independence that keeps us together” and that “we don’t know who we are or where we’re going.”   The truth is that the FCA has known who we are and where we’re going, but we’ve all used different words to describe it at different times. We also know that there’s more than independence that holds us together. In fact, historically, the FCA has been about connecting in relationships, ministry, leadership, and missions, which is really a level of interdependence like a family. So, over the last year the Fellowship Press has been working with representatives in Canada and the USA to help us be able to communicate who we are in a clear and simple way. We have looked to the history of the FCA and have also listened to what ministers in the fellowship feel God is leading us to in the future.  We really are a family of ministers and ministries connecting to across generations, languages, and cultures to advance God’s Kingdom, by the power of the Holy Spirit, through the local church.  And we want to be able to communicate that sense of who we are and what we’re called to with an image.  Although there was a whole team who provided input and direction into this process, and a brilliant graphic designer who did the work, I had the privilege of presenting this logo at the annual meetings for the USA and Canada this past May and now I would like to share it with you!

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The main ideas behind this image are interdependence, connection, and forward movement. I am so excited to see what God has in store for the ministers and ministries of the FCA, here in North America and around the world as we continue connecting to advance God’s Kingdom!

  • Dick Carlson

    I have spent just over 80 years in the FCA, maybe the most years of anyone??????? I always knew who we were and what we were about, but found it hard to reduce to a few words. This new logo is very nice, and does give expression to the unique group that we are. Heaven will have a larger population because of the work of the FCA. At one time, I was doing some calculating about the role of missions through the FCA. It would be interesting to know how we compare in how many missionaries per capita, or per number of churches. I believe it would be outstanding. Sam, you are doing a good job. Thanks.

    • Sam Snyder

      Wow, that is a significant amount of ministry in the FCA! Thanks for the encouragement!

      You bring up a great point about missions and missionaries. I think you would like some of the research that thoughts that Dr. John Lucas shared in this post: http://www.fcaministers.com/staying-focused-a-canadian-prospective

      He wrote that John Kennington has found that the FCA has 2.6 active missionaries per church while the largest Pentecostal denomination in the U.S. has one missionary every 6.6 churches.

      • Dick Carlson

        Point of clarification. My 80 years is a lifetime, not all in ministry.

        That’s a significant point about the per capita missions outreach.

  • Dean Merrill

    Excellent logo. Contemporary in feel, and it definitely makes a “point.”

    • Sam Snyder

      I’m glad you like it!
      Nice pun too btw :-)

  • http://www.kootenaychristianfellowship.com Jim Reimer

    With this logo, we could use “finding Nemo” as our evangelistic slogan ha. truthfully I like it.
    good job!

  • http://RiversideChristianAssembly.com andrew brattrud

    great job