Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec are a family of churches, transformed by Christ, revealing God’s kingdom. We are a vibrant community, rooted—but not stuck—in our history. We are diverse in our expressions, meeting in high school gyms, centuries-old buildings, homes and coffee shops. We share common Baptist distinctives, but each of our churches has a unique character and call.
To help better reflect our Baptist identity, over the last couple of years we have embarked on a process of changing our look and feel, but we didn’t do it alone. We asked many of you—Canadian Baptists—for your feedback. What images are important to you? What do you feel best sums up our Baptist identity? What makes us unique? What kind of look and feel appeals to you?
And you told us! With our stakeholder input, we have crafted our new standards, chosen new colours and opted for new fonts so that you know that it’s “us” at first glance. We’ve even launched a new website to help you better engage with our resources. It’s been a long process, and the final step is this: we have launched a new logo.
Like the old logo, we’ve kept our key elements, and added a few new pieces. What do they mean?
We know that any change can be unsettling, but not everything is different. Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec will continue to reach our changing world with the unchanging Good News of Christ.
What It Means
The cross is central to who we are as followers of Jesus and who we are as Baptists. Foundational to our faith is our redemption by Christ through his suffering and resurrection.
The ichthus, or fish, has long been associated with CBOQ. We are fishers of men and women—missional people, responding to the great commission in sharing the Good News of Jesus with our neighbours and around the world.
The circle is eternal. We worship a God who was, is and is to come. We believe that his kingdom is without end and through him we have eternal life as well.
Blue represents water. We are Baptists, and as such the Believers’ Baptism remains key to our commitment of faith. It is our public declaration of belonging to Jesus.
While it may be hard to see at first, our logo is made up of the letters C, B, O and Q.