The Church of the Brethren logo is composed of images central to the life of Jesus Christ.
The cross recalls our baptism into Christ's death and resurrection (Rom. 6:4) and testifies to God's plan to bring "all in heaven and on earth... into a unity in Christ" (Eph. 1:10 NEB).
The circle, partially defined, represents the world into which we are sent by Christ (Matt. 28:19). The circle also affirms that as members of Christ's body we are members one of another (Rom. 12:5)—a people who confess "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Eph. 4:5).
The wave connotes new life in Christ, "born of water and the spirit" (John 3:5). It further evokes the waters of justice (Amos 5:24), the cup of water offered in Christ's name (Mark 9:41), the basin and towel (John 13:5), and "springs of living water" (Rev. 7:17).
Combined, the cross, the circle, and the wave present a distinct "Brethren" statement—images central to the life of Jesus Christ, images for Brethren to live by.