*During our YWAM career the official logo changed. In 1999 as the century ended a new YWAM logo moved YWAM into the 2000’s and beyond:
In June 1989 we began transitioning to our own “Carrying THE Light” logo and ministry identity. It began as simply a nice font headlining our newsletters and evolved into the below style:
This logo was used until November 2005 when the first idea of today’s was introduced as follows:
However that image above was only used a few times while we met with our Board of Directors and prayed about the logo.
This above logo took the place of the first experimental logo and ran as the header on newsletters and our website through March 2008. We took the main logo and used it as our ministry logo and on our shirts as below:
In October 2009 the Lord was already speaking to us about a logo variation that took all three ministries into one that could represent who we are and what we do with each ministry hat, whether it be YWAM, MRO, or BCFM. Personally, I (Bob) struggled many nights with the logo that I felt God had pointed me too. He had woke me out of a sound sleep one night and showed me the design clearly. To me, it seemed that it simply involved too much racing ministry and not enough YWAM or local church involvement.
Our Board of Directors had already voted in the new logo for 2010 and I was still struggling when in my quiet time with the Lord, He spoke to me laying out scriptural reasons for the design. Using the Apostle Paul’s writings about the various “races” we find ourselves involved in during our lifetime. I was taken to 1 Corinthians 9:23 – 25, Galatians 5:6 -8, Philippians 2:16, 2 Timothy 4:6 (in the Message version of the Bible), and Hebrews 12:1 – 3 among a few others.
As 2011 arrived, once again we feel the Lord has moved our hearts toward a new ministry logo. Why? Well, I guess we will all see as the future plays out. This has definitely been an interesting progression! Here is the 2011 …and beyond logo:
Today, we are still focused on our role as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the eternal “Checkered Flag” in each person’s life. That flag goes “Beyond” all the others that may define our career and goals in this life, however, they all will only rust and tarnish before they fall victim to the incredible plan God has in store for us in eternity thereby making our final checkered flag in life as we cross into eternity the all important one.
What Checkered Flag are you looking for today?