I have been doing some thinking about this whole logo search and I've come to the conclusion that this whole process may have been done backwards.
When a church is looking for a logo, it should already be on it's way to creating or enforcing a new or existing brand. I've been thinking about what makes our church special and I've thought about our outreaches. No one does City Outreaches like TFC. What's very distinctive is our bright orange tents that we put out when we pop popcorn, serve snowballs, and cotton candy for the city at Mardi Gras parades, night out against crime events, summer bible school in the park, fall festivals.
So the people in the community recognize us by these orange tents and I think the orange tents represent love for our city and fellowship. Without getting close to copying Elevation church's logo, which is a white chevron inside an orange ball, I'm wondering if there's any way that we can create an abstract simple logo with an orange tent being the basis behind the logo. I've modified my brief a bit to reflect the changes.
I'm very sorry but I think that this is the direction we might need to go in. Please see pictures in my references to see what I'm talking about.