Birth of a Vision
I am delighted to narrate the Genesis of THEOn in my first blog here, which was born with a vision to equip every Christian to be a change agent for Jesus. Over the past few years my wife and I have felt the Lord was speaking to us, asking us to step into an unknown territory; to venture into a strategic mission, relevant to the present context.
Though we were hesitant, we shared these God-given thoughts to some theological scholars, pastors, and Christian professionals; they too felt the need for such a venture.Together, we registered a non-profit Christian educational trust in Tamil Nadu, India under the name, Marina Initiatives for Transformation, on 24 December 2013; in response to the changing face of India and the world at large.
The name Marina was chosen to indicate that this ministry is rooted in a specific context and will impact people from all walks of life, like the Marina beach in Chennai which attracts everyone. The vision of Marina Initiatives for Transformation is: Equipping and engaging influencers to make a positive contribution to the transformation of individuals and communities.
Equipping and engaging influencers to make a positive contribution to the transformation of individuals and communities.
Launch of THEOn [Theology Online]
Through THEOn.in, we would like to see every disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ equipped theologically, to be a missionary in his/her place. Missionaries and pastors have a role in Christian mission, but if we equip every believer to be a missionary in his/her place, it will create a witnessing effect in the present context.
In fulfilling this vision, we offer online theological education under the brand of THEOn [Theology Online] in addition to offline workshops on various issues of life and community, to equip influencers to be transforming agents. We use the term “influencers” in a broad context, extending it to any believer who is interested in sharing the love of Christ, which transforms individual and communities. THEOn’s calling is to theologically equip every Christian to fulfill his/her calling effectively, to make a greater impact for Christ.
THEOn’s calling is to theologically equip every Christian to fulfill his/her calling effectively,
We stand on the promise, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14:14) to realize this vision.
We welcome your active participation through prayer, finance, involvement, spreading the word about our Online Courses, Resource Library, and Bible Study Tools and other ways of involvement that are suitable to you, in this strategic mission of equipping believers, to be transforming leaders for Christ. Please Get in Touch with us.