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The Church of the Brethren logo is composed of images central to the life of Jesus Christ.

The Cross recalls our baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection (Romans 6:4) and testifies to God’s plan to bring “all in heaven and on earth….into a unity in Christ” (Ephesians 1:10 NEB).

The Circle, partly defined, represents the world into which we are sent by Christ (Matthew 28:19). The circle also affirms that as members of Christ’s body we are members one of another (Romans 12:5)—a people who confess “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” Ephesians 4:5).

The Wave connotes new life in Christ, “born of water and the spirit” (John 3:5). It further evokes the waters of justice (Amos 5:24), the cup of water offered in Christ’s name (Mark 9:41), the basin and towel (John 13:5), and “springs of living water” (Revelations 7:17).

Combined, the cross, the circle, the wave present a distinct “Brethren” statement – images central to the life of Jesus Christ, images for Brethren to live by.