We often get the question, "Why are you guys called EIKON? What does that mean?"
Here is the answer:
EIKON or εἰκών is the Greek word for "image". We see this word show up in verses like:
Colossians 1:15, "He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God..."
Romans 8:29, "For those whom He [God] foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son..."
Colossians 3:9-10, "Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator."
2 Corinthians 3:18, "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."
As we look at these verses, we learn a couple of things: 1) Jesus is the exact image of God. 2) God has predestined us to be conformed into the image of God. 3) As new creations in Christ we are in the process of becoming the image of God. 4) That process of becoming the image of God starts and continues by beholding the glory of God.
That last verse in particular, 2 Corinthians 3:18, has deeply influenced our entire visionhere at EIKON Student Ministries. We realize the profound truth that: what we behold, we will become. Our goal is that we would become the EIKON, the image, of God.
That is why we are called EIKON Student Ministries.