Since 1997 the Seventh-day Adventist Church has used a standard international logo.
The Open Bible
The Bible forms the base of the design and represents the Biblical foundation of our beliefs. It is portrayed in a fully open position suggesting a full acceptance of God's word.
This shape is formed by three lines encircling an implied sphere. The lines represent the three angels of Revelation 14 circling the globe and our commission to take the gospel to the entire world. The overall shape forms a flame symbolic of the Holy Spirit.
The lines at the top of the design suggest a continued upward momentum symbolizing the resurrection and ascension to heaven at Christ's second coming, the ultimate focus of our faith.
The symbol of the cross, representing the gospel of salvation, is positioned in the centre of the design to emphasize Christ's sacrifice, which is the central theme of our faith.
It is also significant that the Bible - representing the law, and the flame - representing the Spirit, come together at the cross.
The Church's logo was created by graphic designer Bryan Gray, a graduate of The Design School in Pasadena, California. Bryan, a former business professor of art and design at Montemorelos University, now runs his own design business in Boise, Idaho.
To learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist Church logo - and to download style-guides and templates, visit the World Church website.