The Lenses Institute emblem is multi-dimensional in its meaning.
First, the logo is made up of two sets of three circles or "lenses", representing our namesake. There are three "lenses" in each set, representing our three aims: See, Understand, Act. The two sets of "lenses" represents that we enter the Institute with one set of "lenses" or way of seeing, understanding, and acting, and yet we are trusting that God will give us a new, second set of "lenses" through the training.
The first set of "lenses" is more opaque than the second, representing that we enter with clouded "lenses" that need redemption. During the Institute each participant is challenged to take off their first set of "lenses" and consider seeing, understanding, and acting through a second and altogether different set of "lenses." This second set is less opaque representing the clarity of sight we want to experience.
Secondly, the colliding of the two sets of "lenses" creates a vision of a flower at the center, representing newness of life and beauty. While the convergence of differing sets of "lenses" can be, and almost always is chaotic, the Master Architect has the power, desire, and fortitude to create beauty out of chaos as we submit our "lenses" to Him. Beauty amidst the chaos is always the result.
Thirdly, looking even more deeply into the center, one can see the classical Christian symbol for the Trinity. It is because of the eternal plan of the Father to make one family from all nations, the life, death, and resurrection of the Son, which tore down the dividing wall of hostility, and the application and empowerment of the Spirit, who enables us to love, that the vision of Oneness will not simply remain a vision, but will one day become a completed reality. It is to this end we labor and strive.