After last Sunday’s Celebration (which I thought went pretty well), I was pleasantly surprised when a conversation with Ryan (techgeek) turned to the website. I said something to him about updating it and he said, “Already been thinking it. What would you think of redoing the website in an ‘industrial motif’ if I can find something?” I heartily said, “Yeah! That sounds awesome!”
Meanwhile back at the ranch…little did I know that the Master Illustrator, Dan Drewes, was already hot on it. He came to me with some ideas of canvas work he would like to consider doing for our new worship area. I approached him about redoing the banner for the website and little did I know he had already drawn Diana (the secretary) a rough draft of a new logo. When I heard that I texted him and asked him to go for it. With a few minor suggestions and changes, Dan captured the spirit of who OVCF is. I was going to wait to introduce you to it, but like a kid at Christmas, I just can’t wait. First the banner, then the logo.
One of our ladies even trumped me and began pursuing T-shirts with the new logo and mission. All this is well and good. No make that VERY good. Dan is a artist par excellence. In fact, he works for an illustrating company. Ryan has forgotten more about computers than I have learned. I rely on both of those guys pretty heavily, and am deeply indebted to them. Kris loves advertising (she’s a teacher by trade).
BUT A NEW LOGO AND BANNER DOES NOT A MISSION MAKE.
A NEW WEBSITE DOES NOT A MISSION MAKE.
A NEW T-SHIRT DOES NOT A MISSION MAKE.
A NEW PASTOR DOES NOT A MISSION MAKE.
How foolish we would be to think that our work is done. Any church can say, “New website.” Check. “New logo.” Check. “New banner.” Check. “New T.” Check. Shoot, that’s the easy part. The hard part is when the rubber meets the road and the church starts being the church. Our Mission, as you can see, is “To win the HEART of Owen County.” Our work starts NOW!! Not when Ryan gets the new site up and running with all the bells and whistles.
No…it starts in each one our hearts, deciding people need Jesus and sharing His love and grace with them- one by one. What about you? What is your mission on earth? I’d love to hear from you.
By the way: you can contact Dan to talk to him about doing a banner or some artwork for you. Do it here.