The 2016 Gathering Logo


NYG 2016 Gathering Logo
The 2016 LCMS National Youth Gathering logo is here! The logo incorporates a mosaic-like fleur de lis, the stylized lily or iris that is a familiar symbol of New Orleans, with a distinctive cross in its center. Erica Schwan, Design Services Manager of LCMS Communications designed the 2016 logo.

Gathering Program Director Rev. Mark Kiessling shared the following remarks about the 2016 mark:

“The mosaic style of the mark is inspired by the artwork seen throughout New Orleans and the theme of God’€™s redemptive work in our lives. As an artist arranges broken pieces of varying shapes and colors to create a mosaic image, so too, does God take us, a broken people, and place us together to form His beautiful bride, the church. As His bride, we know that to live is Christ.”

During the five days of the Gathering, participants will study the Apostle Paul’€™s words to the people of Philippi reflecting upon the key concepts of identity, humility and community. Using the book of Philippians, we will hear and profess that it is in Christ alone that we stand.

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We are happy to share the logo files with you for promotional use in your congregation and community and ask that you abide by the following style guide standards.

Acceptable Use

Standards for acceptable use of the official 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering identity mark:

  • Proportions should remain consistent to the original design and not be distorted, redrawn or recomposed.
  • No alternative fonts can substitute for the typographic elements within the mark.
    The mark should not be used on any background that would interfere with the legibility or ability to be recognizable.
  • No elements may be removed from or added to the mark.

The mark can be sized as needed, taking care that proportions remain exact. If should not be reduced below .9344″€ by 1″€ for the sake of readability.

The mark must include a proportional clear space.

The logo and theme of the National LCMS Youth Gathering, including those of previously held gatherings, are and shall remain the property of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Office of National Mission Youth Ministry.

The National Youth Gathering/Youth Ministry Office retains the right to determine who may use the logo and in what way. The NYG/YMO reserves the right to decline a request for use that could damage the integrity of the Gathering or youth ministry in the LCMS.

Ordinarily, the logo and theme may be used by LCMS districts and congregational youth ministry programs for the promotion of the Gathering and youth ministry.

It must be used to promote and support youth ministry.

It may be used on products to help young people raise funds to get to the Gathering; it may not be used for profit by any individuals or groups apart from congregational youth ministry.

Incentive salespersons shall not be permitted to use the logo and theme to create a catalog of product to promote to congregations as fund-raising products without the expressed permission of the LCMS Youth Ministry Office. Please contact us as


T-shirts & Soft Goods
The identity mark can be used on soft goods such as t-shirts. Please do not use yellow or orange as a color for group t-shirts as our key volunteers, Community Life Builders, and Young Adult Volunteers, will wear these colors. Thank you for your consideration.
Identity Mark Colors

Here is the color guide for the logo. A designer or printer may request these qualifications.

Color CMYK RGB Pantone
Purple 84/100/0/4 81/43/139 268
Teal 78/0/17.8/0 0/185/210 3115
Orange 0/80/100/0 241/90/34 7579

The Gathering logo and general copy uses two main fonts:

“In Christ Alone”€: DIN 1451 Std Engschrift
General Copy: Minion Pro

If you have any questions regarding the logo or its use, please contact the youth ministry office. Any use or redistribution of the logo for the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering not in accordance with the specified guidelines or in any way not expressly given by the The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod LCMS Youth Ministry is prohibited without written consent.

LCMS Youth Ministry
LCMS Youth Ministry leads, serves, resources and networks youth and adults as a community of God's people where Jesus Christ is the central focus. Every three years, LCMS Youth Ministry hosts the LCMS Youth Gathering. The 2016 Gathering marks the 13th Gathering since 1980. Learn more about other resources and events hosted by LCMS Youth Ministry at