Learn > Mission
so what are you ultimately trying to do at eikon?
It’s hard to say in just a few words, but here’s a shot:
ENGAGING CULTURE WITH CHRIST IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CITY.
With the mission statement, we want to incorporate several key concepts that help to focus our community. First, we want to denote that there is a distinct culture present within our community. Mainly, this culture is the creative community. By using the word culture, we are also making clear that we don’t view culture as evil or something to stay away from, but rather; it’s something we affirm and utilize. Specifically, when we refer to culture, we are including music, art, film, the socially normal mode and rhythm of living, literature, social gathering places and other aspects of social and common culture.
One key distinction, though, is that we do not simply use culture for culture’s sake. The key comes in the fact that we denote that culture is engaged with Christ. We want Christ to inform and engage culture. Again, we affirm culture and don’t view it as a worldly thing to avoid, but we do want to learn to see it through the lens of Jesus.
Finally, our mission specifies that our community is conditioned by a specific context. Namely, the context is the city. This may seem like a minor or obvious distinction, but it truly focuses and defines our mission. Simply put, life in the context of the city is vastly different than the suburbs or small towns. The people and culture and rhythm of the city help to define whom we reach, how we reach them and what style of ministry is effective and relevant.