Iconic is defined as someone or something that is representative of something else. Something that is iconic is characteristic of an icon-an image, emblem, idol or hero.
An icon is a visual representation of something that represents a person, place, object, idea, business or group of people. More recent, iconic refers to highly original, influential, or unique works of art, artists or performers. In short, an icon is symbolic just as we take bread as a symbol of “the body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” and wine as “the blood.”
Both Dr. Martin Luther King and the Eiffel Tower are considered iconic; the person representing the Civil Rights Movement and the tower being symbolic of Paris. Bishop James Varick and the A.M.E. Zion logo are iconic; both symbolic of the Freedom Church.
In 2019, the expected outcome of the Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church is to become Iconic; an icon of faith, growth (personal & spiritual) and love as we continue to Raise through Worship, Reach through Missions and Rise through Discipleship. We will represent Jesus Christ and Zion-the Freedom Church.
And, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we envision our faith, growth & love enabling us to nurture healthy connections between our Home + Church + School + Work + the World. Our faith, personal growth and love will be expressed in iconic ways.