The Shield of Grace Doctrine Church
The charge of the shield consists of three interlocking circles shaded in blue to reveal
the church’s initials, G-D-C; the cross of the G intersecting with the staff of the D to
form a Latin cross (crus immissa) within the mutual area where the circles interlock.
The charge is set into a blue-and-white screened triangular pile (inverted triangle), on a
field of white.
The three interlocking circles symbolize the eternal essence of the three members of the
Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit–Three in One; One in
The shaded areas of each circle form the initials of Grace Doctrine Church. The upper
left circle represents God the Father since Grace is the policy of His perfect plan.
The upper right circle is symbolic of God the Holy Spirit since Doctrine as taught by
Him is how man learns the Father’s plan.
The lower circle is emblematic of God the Son since He is the Head of the Church
which pursues the plan.
The initials intertwine within the mutual area where the circles interlock to form the
cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the central event of human history and the
primary focus of the plan of God.
The pile is another symbol of the Trinity. The upper points represent God the Father
and God the Holy Spirit. The inverted apex refers to God the Son and demonstrates
how Jesus Christ in His deity came down to earth in the form of a Man in order to
accomplish our so great salvation.
The official colors are blue and white. The Israelites regarded the color blue as the
symbol of the revealed God and the Trinity’s divine policy of grace. It is also symbolic
of reward. The blue charge is emblazoned on a field of white indicating that the plan of
God is backed by the integrity of God.
Thus the achievement speaks of Grace Doctrine Church’s theological orthodoxy:
Monotheism is the matrix from which the doctrine of the Trinity is developed. We
pursue the plan of God through the Father’s policy of Grace, by means of Doctrine,
within the assembly of the local Church of which Jesus Christ is the supreme Authority.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and
doctrine. (John 1:14)