The church logo reflects different aspects of our life at Salisbury Baptist Church:
The church logo is a jigsaw revealing the true DNA of how we see the Christian church. The logo highlights how the Christian gospel is central to all the church is and does.
The outer parts of the logo jigsaw represent the various church activities all of which have the gospel integral to their operation.
|Central to all we are and do is the GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ|
The centre of the jigsaw shows a cross and a flame, representing the foundational elements of the Word of the cross and the Spirit. The cross represents Christ’s sacrificial death for our sins and its centrality in the gospel and flame represents how coming to the Christ who died for us brings the availability of new life and power given by the Holy Spirit.
|Responding to the gospel with our WORSHIP|
The image chosen to represent worship is two hearts, one encompassing the other. This is a graphical representation of our heart responding to God’s love for us, which is the essence of worship. The hearts also remind us of the emotional aspect of worship, which may include feelings of love, joy, awe, sorrow for sin, reverence, petition, anticipation and many more. Nevertheless, we must remember that ‘whole’ worship is not just in the heart, but also in soul, body and mind.
- We live in daily worship of God, offering ourselves as living sacrifices (Rom 12:1)
- We worship with gratitude, recognising that we love, because he first loved us (1 John 4:19)
- We worship God with creativity, spirituality, emotions and physical acts (Luke 10:27)
- We join for corporate celebration on Sundays
|Submitting to the gospel at depth in our DISCIPLESHIP|
Discipleship is shown as a growing plant, demonstrating that discipleship is about the process of growth in its many forms. Just as a plant requires the sun, water and nutritious soil to grow healthily, we require discipleship input (the application of the gospel) from a range of sources for the best Christian growth. These sources may include teaching, personal study and mentoring. As a church we value all opportunities to grow, wether formal or informal, though we place special emphasis on the teaching in our Sunday services as a means to discipleship.
- We submit to the teaching of the Word of God through preaching, home groups and discipling (Acts 20:27)
- We sharpen and exhort one another in faith (Prov 27:17)
- We grow in Christlikeness, allowing the Holy Spirit to change us from within (1 Pet 1:15-16)
- We follow Christ’s example by practicing our faith in the world (James 1:22)
|Going with the gospel in our EVANGELISM and MISSION|
As a church, we believe that evangelism is any method to communicate the gospel. The icon chosen shows speech bubbles as a symbol of communication, but the presence of two bubbles reminds us that there is no single proscribed method for evangelism, and that Christians must share as the spirit leads. Although some believers are gifted for evangelistic ministry, we all have a ‘voice’ and a testimony to speak the gospel to unbelievers. We believe that ‘mission’ is the act of taking the gospel beyond our known personal spheres and evangelising those of other societies.
- We willingly communicate the gospel with those in our community, nation and world (Acts 1:8)
- We eagerly share testimony of God’s work in our personal lives (John 4:28-29)
- We trust the Holy Spirit to perform the work of salvation (John 16:8)
|Demonstrating the grace of the gospel in works of MINISTRY|
The hands depicted in the ministry icon have a dual meaning – in one sense the open hands suggest service, but additionally the icon carries the idea of care for others. Any act of service or compassion, whether large or small, that is motivated by the grace of the gospel can be considered ministry. Therefore every member of the church can be considered a minister, even if they are not undertaking paid vocation in the church.
- We actively serve the needs of others (Phil 2:4)
- We use the spiritual gifts that God has given each of us to serve Christ and his church (1 Cor 12:4-6)
- We work together, seeking the unity of ‘body ministry’ ( 1 Cor 12:27)
|Enjoying the fruits of the gospel in our FELLOWSHIP|
Our church seeks to promote the togetherness of fellowship, as represented in the icon of three people together. The figures look identical, represented the idea that Christians in fellowship all share the commonality of the gospel. As a church, we value Fellowship and a sense of family that transcends friendship and sociability, and we seek to do this by helping people connect with one another on a spiritual level.
- We meet regularly with fellow believers (Heb 10:24-25)
- We are a community of openness and trust, and maintain unity of purpose (Phil 2:1-2)
- We love and encourage one another (1 Thess 5:11)
- We view each other as family