The logo should reflect the Great Exchange, and Transformation aspects of our church. I like the idea of motion. Additionally, the shape and style of the font, and colors, should reflect who we are and where we're at (adolescence, as described above - growing up - serious yet fun).
It should also incorporate the church's shortened name: GrX - either as written there, or lowercase. I can also incorporate the full name: Great Exchange Covenant Church. Play with it...
Font - we aren't crazy about strong angles, but also hate bubble writing. No Hello Kitty. No Times New Roman. One is too young, one too old. (I personally like Islander, but please please please don't feel tied to that).
Colors - we like a youngish color palate (I'm no designer, that's why I'm here). It can have accents of a mature taste (deeper colors?), but should not be old. It can be light, but should not be childish.
Things we need: scalable - color (or color options) - a black and white option.
Note: the winner will likely be asked to create logos (for payment) for our youth programs - Junior High and High School, if he or she is up for it.
Note: Our website is in process of redesign, but you can see it here: grx.org
Note: Crosses not necessary in the logo. But possible.