The Seventh Day Baptist logo is the symbol we use to represent our churches, our ministries, and our Conference. For over 100 years, we have placed a logo design on our stationery and literature as a visual identification mark; it is our signature.
What does our logo stand for? What does it intend to communicate?
At the heart of the logo, the central focal point is the CROSS. The cross represents our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is deliberately and appropriately placed in the center for it is the central element of our faith. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and because of his atoning death, we can have eternal life. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and he is the Lord of our lives.
The basis of this belief and the foundation of all that we practice is the Word of God, the BIBLE. Seventh Day Baptists resoundingly affirm the truth that Scripture alone is our final authority in matters of Christian living and personal belief.
Inseparable from knowing and believing is proclaiming to others the good news of God's love to us in Christ. The TORCH represents our commitment to evangelism, teaching, and living godly lives before others. Through Christian education and by sharing our faith with others, we respond to Jesus' call to go into all the world and make disciples.
Finally, the empowerment of all that we are and do comes through the Holy Spirit, represented by the FLAME. He is the dynamic enthusiasm at work within our lives; He is God living through us!
Our logo speaks volumes in a very small space! We proudly display it as the symbol for the General Conference of Seventh Day Baptists USA and Canada.
Ñ Larry Graffius
Reprinted by permission from
The Sabbath Recorder, July-August 2007