It has been a full and busy week here in Mobile. We’re heading into the last day of General Assembly and a lot of the heavy work still lies ahead. Tuesday was primarily preliminary committee work (some committees began working on the Friday before assembly started) in order to refine the overtures and organize the business to be addressed on the floor of the Assembly. It sounds like a lot of busy work, and at times it is, but serving on these committees and getting involved like this is a great way to learn about and get connected in the ongoing ministry and work of the Church.
While today’s business before the Assembly includes some serious work on Racial Reconciliation, Nominations to standing committees of the Assembly, and working out the business that the committees bring to the floor – I think the most notable achievement so far at GA has been the selection of a logo for the PCA.
While this may seem like no big deal, apparently in the PCA, it is. The question of a logo for the Church started at the first General Assembly, 44 years ago. A final push in development over the last 10 years presented the Assembly with two options, and the following was selected:
One of the things I learned yesterday as we discussed the logo and design is that surveyed reveal that Presbyterians like blue. I don’t know why the logo of the church took so long to produce, nor why it was something that had to be considered by the Assembly – but there it is.
On the upside, having a logo does gives us another way of branding or presenting the information of our church in a consistent and recognizable way.
Personally – I think it looks a little like a Star Wars Stormtrooper’s helmet – which kind of makes me like it, and kind of doesn’t.
The best part of GA, of course, has been the fellowship. I have met so many Fathers and Brothers in the church who are committed to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the building up of His Church. There are exhibits from so many good and faithful ministry partners in the church, where you can learn about ways to get involved in ministry in and out of the local church. There are friends, old and new, who are genuinely interested in learning about and praying for your church. The worship has been incredible and the preaching uplifting.
God is good, and the state of our denomination is healthy as we continue to grow in and proclaim the supremacy of His grace in Jesus Christ.
Grace and peace,