Top 15 best church logos of 2019

At Reachright we love a church good logo.  Something clean, maybe modern that communicates who you are as an organization.  It should be easily recognizable, usable and transferable.

Any church looking for a new logo should think long and hard about what they want and need. You will want to be in love with it because it is going to be everywhere. This logo will need to have a good lifespan.  It is not something you want to change often because it is essentially your calling card. When you go through all the work of branding your logo and church you don’t want to repeat the process too often. 

You should hope and plan for your logo to be highly usable. You should be able to really get mileage out of it. If it represents who you are as an organization then you want to be able to use it on everything.  You will want to use this logo on everything you project on a screen in your church, you will want to use it on everything that you print and hand out. Obviously it will be front and center on your website as well.  Do you like the colors? Are you ready to be married to those colors for at the very least the next few years?

When we talk about a logo being transferable we mean you can use it on your website, on a children’s church form or even your tithe envelopes.  It is not made or used for just one purpose. Let’s start checking out our list of 15 best church logos of 2019!

How we chose our best church logos

Look for a few key factors when choosing our best church logos. We believe logos should be recognizable, useable and transferrable Let’s explore the meanings of these 3 parameters throughout this article.

1. Limitless Church

The logo stands out because of its basic nature. The choice of only 2 colors adds more impact. It could easily be used without text and still communicate the “Limitless” message by its use of the infinity symbol incorporating love with the heart. It is powerful to use something that people are familiar with and turn it on its head. This is a very smart design and use of impactful color. Limitless Church does a great job with impact here.

Why We Love This Church Logo

We love the simplicity of this logo. The logo is able to be a symbol of who they are as a church. It is easily transferrable enabling it to be used in many different ways. It’s beautiful simplicity.

2. Saint Rita Catholic Church

We were really excited to see the mixture of modern with a nod to the past. It’s not often that we see a Catholic church with this kind of forward-thinking. We really applaud the thoughtful design. The clean lines of the work are juxtaposed by the old world font. The simple colors also make a statement.

Why We Love This Church Logo

This North Dallas community is doing a wonderful job being relevant and communicating who they are. Saint Rita Catholic Church is a modern community that still embraces its past.

3. Harvest Church

Harvest Church has a number of similar yet different logo/heading combinations. The color choice gives you the feeling of fall harvest without being cheesy.

The logo can be used alone without the heading/name and still be a strong presence. Within the logo, you can see that it is comprised of wheat that makes up the “H” for harvest. We personally like the drama and impact of the white heading on the black background. It packs a punch!

Why We Love This Church Logo

We love the versatility of this logo design. It is important to either have multiple ways to use a logo or simply just have one. This church went with the moldable approach having a few variations all communicating the same message. Well done.

4. Oak City Church

In modern design simplicity is king. Oak City Church‘s logo definitely achieves this goal. Even the colors are as simple as you can get, black and white. The oval shape contains a simple oak leaf with a cross within it. This communicates their core value of following Christ in the location where they live, Oak City.

Why We Love This Church Logo

We love this church logo because of its simplicity and modernity. Choosing to be focused on who they are and how they communicate that is definitely something we encourage churches to do when they think of their church logo design. Oak City did a wonderful job of achieving this focus.

5. Living Hope Foursquare Church

Living Hope Foursquare Church makes our list for a few reasons. They dealt well with the fact that they have a long name. Sometimes that can be very unwieldy. A simple font is important in support of a long name. This logo is a long, thin rectangular shape. The simple anchor enclosed in a circle for emphasis is extremely usable. It can be transferred for many uses.

Why We Love This Church Logo

We appreciate this church logo for its unique shape that is functional and good looking. We really love the simple image of the anchor that communicates strength and steadiness. It also says that they value Jesus as the anchor of their belief. The colors are simple. If you go to their website you can see they changed the background color to yellow for a different impact. The versatility of this design is another good feature.

6. Rockpoint Church

Rockpoint church has a simple, maybe even slightly futuristic logo. The gradient color shift of the background is beautiful. The logo shows a couple of things; it is a nod to the location/name of their church and also points to their belief that Jesus is the rock that their church is built on. The symbol of the rock mountain enclosed in a circle can also be used on its own without text. It is highly transferrable.

Why We Love This Church Logo

We really love the use of color in the background of the logo. It draws your eye and is full of color without being overwhelming or cheesy. In some ways, it might be more effective for say a coastal church as the background makes you think of the ocean. If you check their website today you will see that they used the logo but changed out the background. This makes the logo have a decent life. You can change the effect by changing the background.

7. Grace Generation Church

Grace Generation Church did a great job with their logo. The color has a lot of punch and enables the main icon to stand out with its white color. The central part of the logo gives physical interest while also serving a functional job. The white circle contains 2 “g’s”. The larger red “g “and then the smaller white “g” that is contained inside of it. There is a good change in the weight of the fonts. Bigger and heavier on the top and smaller and thinner for the second word.

Why We Love This Logo

We really like the cleverness of the small “g” hiding within the larger g. It makes it a highly usable icon for the church. Small and compact, highly transferrable. This also makes it an easily used favicon. Your user can easily identify it among other favicon standing out for a popping color and great design.

8. Rush Creek Church


Rush Creek Church shows off for us in a few different ways. At first glance, you see a bold blue. Upon closer inspection, you realize that the “R” is, in fact, the “rushing creek”. This is a great use of shape. The logo is further laid out with a light electric blue to enhance the deeper color and underscore the overall design. When coupled with the white color there is a deeper resonance than simply using blue and white.

Why We Love This Logo

We love it when form and function meet. Rush Creek Church was able to accomplish this by the form or design being beautiful but also giving us further insight into who this church is. They are able to share information about their location hidden within the design. It also causes you to think of movement which is always a good thing for a church. Never standing still or stagnant but on the move! We also love the almost badge like the shape of the logo. It somewhat looks like an awesome boy/girl scouts badge that you want to sew on to your vest. Pretty cool.

9. Northstar Church

Northstar Church‘s logo brings subtlety and great use of negative space. Have you figured out yet that we love simple design? A very no-fuss font is used in 2 different weights. There is also a good use of symmetry using a center alignment. On the church’s website, there is another variant, possible a newer version that we also really like. In that version, the star logo is on the right side with the church name on the right and both the “Northstar” and “Church” and the same weight. Another difference is it’s right-aligned.

Why We Love This Church

North Star has some obvious references in its design and also a subtle reference. The obvious reference is the Northstar. A star used for finding one’s way home. This is a way of saying, “Use this to find your way home to Jesus and his community”. The subtle reference is a hint of a cross within the star. Jesus is indeed our Northstar! We love church logo design that communicates the core values of the church it represents.

10. City View Church

City View Church is based in Phoenix, Arizona. The city is obviously represented by the bird rising from the ashes. This modern, clean-lined version of a phoenix really works. We saw on their website that the phoenix image is used in many different colors with coordination of the word “Church”. This gives the church some variety and the ability to go with different looks. A bit of the branding power may be lost with the decision to not always use the same colors but we think they get away with it. The font is changed for the location of the church which gives it some contrast.

Why We Love This Church Logo

We really love the symbolism of this church logo. Just a Jesus rose so to will his disciples rise. What a beautiful image that not only represents CityViews’s home city but also the future for every believer. We really like the new take on such ancient imagery. The roman numerals on either side of the main bird logo almost look like what Rome may have used if they were a modern-day society. This is a well done and relevant design.

11. Trinity Presbyterian San Diego

Trinity Presbyterian is a bit of a departure from some of the other church logo design that we have been featuring. First off, color! Can I get an amen?!! The use of pink with the navy blue is a huge win. Even if you are of the male persuasion I think you can at least recognize the great contrast. We also think that the use of pink is a way to make the detailed design of the circle with the leaves etc. not look too fussy or outdated. The ornate nature of the logo is juxtaposed with the bold “T” and equally bold “Trinity”.

Why We Love This Church Logo

This logo seems to communicate a church that embraces the past and is also looking to the future. The font is simple but the serif font still gives a nod to the heritage of the Presbyterian church. Like we touched on earlier the pink is a great use of bold color and a way to communicate “We are not stuffy!” We love the bold decision. The artwork within the circle design is well thought out and beautiful.

12. Decatur City Church

Decatur City Church has a striking logo that really caught our eye. The abstract map has a bold color scheme that draws you. It’s wonderful when your logo has a direct tie into who you are an organization, especially if it ties into your geography that those seeing it will immediately recognize. Yellow as the accent color really pops. The white is also a great outline next to the black/charcoal.

Why We Love This Church Logo

We really like the geographical location tie in. People love to have something they can personally relate too. We think this probably has great resonance with the local population. If you check out their website you can also see this really looks great on a T-shirt. Not a bad idea to think about when you are thinking of your church logo!

13. The Grove Church

The Grove Church in Gilbert, Arizona has a great looking church logo design that we can really get behind. It is an almost 3/4 circle with a break in it in vocative of a palm tree. We appreciate an integrated design of the font and the image. Often these two things are not able to go together. The font is modern and yet it has almost a mid-century modern look to it. The entire design is done with a relatively fine gauge.

Why We Love This Church Logo

We love church logo design that looks good but doesn’t just look good for no purpose. This design shows off the overall church aesthetic that you can see clearly through their website and also in their innovative building design. Their choices are consistent and work together. The logo also gives a nod to the area which has a lot of palm trees! It’s always good to reflect on your geography.

14. City Church, San Francisco

City Church brings the beauty of good editing to the forefront. Often times what you leave out really brings what you leave in to shine. A simple black and white color scheme pack a punch. The heavyweight of the “City Church” heading is in stark contrast to the very fine and small weight of the “San Francisco” text. This contrast actually draws your eye to the small text ensuring that both headings are well seen. The circle art logo image is beautiful but does not seem to tell any deeper message. Normally, we like a deeper message hidden/ or not so hidden within. This seems to be just a case of some beautiful artwork.

Why We Love This Church Logo

This is a highly usable logo. The church can place it on top of almost any color to change the look or photos can be placed underneath like on the homepage of the website. This is a classic design that will not be outdated any time soon. We like the bold font next to the beautiful artwork. This contrast works for both the text and the artwork. There is a reason why the classics are the classics. Beautiful work.

15. Cincinnati Vineyard

Rounding out our list of 15 best church logos is Vineyard Cincinnati. They have managed to take an often very cheesily done bunch of grapes into a modern statement. They even have the grape stem off-centered instead of the obvious choice of centered over the bunch of grapes. This is very on point with their branding as well. It identifies who they are and the movement of churches they are apart of but still gives them a distinct look.

Whey We Love This Church Logo

We love the modern take on the artwork portion of this logo. The simplicity and lack of fussiness is really a breath of fresh air. This is highly transferrable. From a giving page to a kids page this logo is usable. In addition, we think that the artwork could be used alone on many things inside the church where the name is not necessary. Finally, we love the use of color within the artwork. Great job, Vineyard Cincinnati!

Which Church Logos Do You Love?

That does it for our top church logos list. Do you have a favorite church logo that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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