The La Sierra University Church of Seventh-day Adventists is a family of faith committed to Grace, Worship, Community, and Service. This commitment is reflected in our strategic planning, our mission statement and church logo, our publications and resource materials, and in all of our ministries.
Our church logo is made up of distinctive, meaningful elements.
The Circles represent the wide and rich diversity of people who make up our church family. People from the many nations and languages of our world. People of all shapes and sizes and ages, colors and cultures, educational and employment experiences, and religious backgrounds.
The circles form arrows: one coming down from the upper left, one moving up from the lower right, one pressing to the center from the lower left, and one moving from the center to the upper right. Each arrow represents one of the four spiritual dynamics to which we have committed ourselves.
The Grace Arrow (the gold arrow coming from above) represents Grace - the everlasting gospel, the good news of God’s unconditional love toward fallen humanity. Grace freely gives salvation to us and unambiguously demonstrates the Divine, unconquerable love through the gift of Jesus. For our congregation this dynamic reminds us of our commitment to resource the establishment of grace as the preeminent ethos, the characteristic spirit of the La Sierra University church, and to manifest grace at the center of all we are, all we do, and all we believe.
The Worship Arrow (moving upward toward the Grace Arrow) depicts the spiritual perspective that everything we do in this life can be a heartfelt response to God’s gift of grace to us. It reminds every member and all our church leaders that in our planning and in the performance of our ministries to each other we will do all within our power to support and encourage a comprehensive response to God’s grace, a life of praise.
Look at the Central Space in between all the arrows and you’ll see the cross, the unmistakable symbol that for two thousand years now has reminded Christians of our firm foundation in Jesus. Being Christ-centered is the La Sierra goal. Jesus is for us “the great truth around which all other truths cluster.” We strive to focus every study, every sermon, every worship experience, every act of service on our Savior.
The Community Arrow (moving from the lower left of the logo to the center) illustrates our church family growing together in grace. In large worship experiences and small study groups, our community nourishes, educates, and challenges us, attempting to provide every possible spiritual advantage. Maintained by the generous giving of its members, the church establishes a safe place to ask questions, provides opportunities to utilize our spiritual gifts, and encourages us to seek God’s face wherever we can find Him.
The Service Arrow (moving from the center out toward others) reminds us that a life of faith also embraces sharing the treasures that so enrich our lives. The places we live, go to school, work, and shop, are filled with people just like us; people with needs. So we search for ways to meet those needs, finding in such acts of service joy in our own lives, and opportunities to reveal the gracious, caring character of the God we worship.