The Meaning Behind The Symbol
The central feature of the symbol is the Greek cross. It is formed by a monogram based on the Greek letters Chi (X) and Rho (ρ) the first two letters in the Greek word for Christ (i.e., “Χριστός”).
In English, “X” is translated as “Ch” and “ρ” is translated as “r”.
The cross can also be seen reaching out in each direction: north, south, east and west. The spirit moves us to proclaim the gospel – the Spirit/Wind of the cross – to the four corners of the earth.
The cross is accented by the arms of four figures, with their arms reaching out in ministry to the world God loves.
Gathered around the cross and outlining its shape are four figures with arms raised in praise to God – Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer. The Cross of Christ is the center from which the figures take their form.