A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF OUR NAME & ICON – t4kohasia
MT.13:31-32 – The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and rest in its branches.
In society, people name everything from their cars to their pet fish. There are a host of reasons for the selection of their particular names. Their rationale may include something as simple as “it sounds cool” to a famous person. Bethany and I thought that we could provide a little bit of reasoning behind the choice of our community name.
TOGETHER – Although we are the missionaries, this is not an individual endeavor. There are three different yet equal co-laborers in this mission – the senders, the sent ones, and the disciples. All three are necessary and no one group assumes a more important role for the task at hand. We join together to achieve a goal that is greater than ourselves.
FOR THE KINGDOM – The concept of “kingdom” is bursting with imagery. Intrinsic to its meaning is a dynamic narrative. It contains the storyline of a king, His throne, His heir, His royal family, His law, His enemy, His conquest, His judgment, His reward, and finally His peace.
OF HEAVEN – This phrase communicates the source of the kingdom. It is not from this world but from the very location where the Creator God abides, heaven. The curse has completely broken this world and our hope for the restoration of all things can only come from beyond. When we unite this idea to the preceding one we may body declare that our mission is to proclaim the coming kingdom of heaven and to command people to submit to its reign by turning from their sin and believing in the gospel.
IN ASIA – While we will be physically located in the Philippines our vision extends beyond its shores. We are committed to seeing the proclamation of this coming kingdom in the region of Asia both by sending the Filipino missionary to his people and beyond and by receiving, training, and commissioning students from various countries and nationalities to return to their people.