The name of the ministry is "lion of light ministries", so obviously a lion and light are the two themes, and everything those two things represent.
Lion: authority, power, dominion, kingship, fierceness, boldness, faith, Majesty.
Light: truth, power, fast moving, glory, gold, rays, purity, beauty, attractiveness
I like a logo that you can see the meaning, hear what it's saying, without words, like everything I've described. We want to inspire people to overcome sin, overcome depression, overcome addiction, see deliverance and victory in their lives. That's our ministry. We want something that also exudes divinity, regality, majesty, honor....But I'm not too fond of start to dress the lion up like a king, unless it looks good (which is hard to do).
Very important: The lion must be dominant in the logo. Also, when you zoom out I want to be able to still tell it's a lion.
I see taking a lion and making it into this glorious logo that exudes everything I mentioned above in the descriptions of lions and light.
But I want to make this clear: The reason why I like logo contest designs is so I can see a whole plethora of unique designs and see what catches my eye. I encourage you to use your creativity, use your instincts, use your creative vision, to come up with something that incorporates the "elements" I've mentioned and what I want the logo to say, so I can see the variety I desire to get the desired result. I don't necessarily know what I fully want it to look like now, but I for sure know what I want it to represent and say.
Maybe try mixing the lion with different elements that convey light and glory: ex) the heavens, sun, stars, galaxies, comets, shooting stars....fire, flame, blue flame, beams of light, rays of light, explosions of light....maybe you can play with color spectrum. Remember there are 7 foundational colors found in a beam of light, so I'm open to different colors being used too....I want something really cool and creative!!!