Over the past few months I have said that I would be sharing some exciting stuff regarding our efforts in planting a church, and today is one of those days!
As we begin to plan and prepare for the year ahead, we’ve already been working on many items necessary to plant a new church. One of those items? A church name. And as we considered naming options, there were a few things that went into the decision-making process, such as:
1. It had to be a name we really liked (obviously).
2. It had to be a name that wasn’t already being used (to my knowledge) in North Carolina.
3. It needed to be fairly short.
4. It had to be a name not currently being used by any large, well-known church in any other part of the country.
5. We wanted it to represent our vision and mission.
A couple of these came down to understanding that we live in a digital age, and to pick a name that will make the church more difficult to find online just isn’t smart. And let’s be honest, in this age of online everything, we knew it would it would also be good to create a church name that would have a short URL, as well as allow us to have short social media handles.
And one final, but important, consideration that went into the name choice? This scripture that really spoke to us during the naming process: “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14)
So…drum roll, please…the name of our Raleigh church plant will be:
New City Church
BUT…now it’s your turn to help us bring it home by helping us choose a logo design. We’ve narrowed it down to these six options and would love for you to cast your vote for your favorite design.
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