CITY MISSION INSTITUTE
The integrated learning community pursued by ARILAC does its best to foster balanced Christians from an integrated perspective of individuals, gospel, church, and the world.
ARILAC is to study the cultural situations and characteristics of people living in a unique way of life in a particular area, presenting a truly integrated way of life for Christians in the world, and to help them live a missional life.
To this end, ARILAC practices three goals:
1. Equipment of Servant Leaders
2. Training for Workers
3. Training Manuals Production and Research
Based on ARILAC’s mission statement and missional goals, ARILAC LANDMARKER CITY MISSION INSTITUTE focuses on urban generation of big cities around the world as a strategy to complete the kingdom of God in all nations, all generations, and all spheres of society.
The dictionary definition of a landmark was ‘an indicating stone’ that travelers used to set up as they tried to go back home safely after a long journey. Today, the meaning has expanded and now it refers to structures and sculptures that symbolize a city or a nation. The designer and architect who designs and builds a landmark is a landmarker. The Kingdom of God is the same. In history, there have always been these landmarkers behind every revival movement in the Kingdom of God. Landmarker Ministry is a ministry community who labor to equip these landmarkers in this generation and hour of history.
Landmarker Ministry was started in Seoul (2005) to share the Gospel to all nations, all generations, and all spheres of society having emphasis on city mission. Forest of Living Water Church (2014) is the basecamp of Landmarker Ministry for the incubation of International Students Volunteer Movement(ISVM) for the “Migration Mission Era” which already has come as a Missional Multi-cultural Church who are multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual as the foundation for their ministries and an international church.
Landmarker Ministry is hosting HUG Festival and HUG Conference (2014) to share the Gospel to the urban generation of cities of all nations as the ministry for ‘All Nations’. Also, Landmarker Ministry co-founded Multicultural Mission Network(2015) for the ministries and ministers working for the ministries of immigrants and co-founded and now is serving RUSTA(2016, RUssian Speaking nations To All nations) as the ministry for the Russian speaking communities in Korea from 11 CIS countries. Also, we are developing a series of Bible study books and board games for multi-ethnic communities and ministers working with ARILAC (Asia Research Institute of Language And Culture) as a united ministry for ‘All Spheres’ who are studying how to train every people group to live out the wholesome Gospel in the communities in their lives through the Scriptures.
Pastor. Youngsup Oh
The Founder and Representer of Landmarker Ministry
The logo of symbolizes
the calling and vision of
The gradation from light green to dark green represents the forest filled with life, with light green refering small trees and dark green refering bigger trees. This means that all generations are growing together forming the forest of God.
Tree refers to the tree of life.(Genesis 2:9) This tree refers people of God forming the one body of Christ growing with the life of God. It contains God’s heart for the next generation to receive the legacy of faith.
The leaves attached to the tree symbolize the 5 oceans and 6 continents. These leaves grow from one stem meaning all nations and churches belong to God(Exodus 19:5) and reach out from Him. It also expresses our desire to build up the church and people of God to take the Gospel to the nations.
· 4 Branches
These branches refer to 4 rivers in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 2:10) As if the life of Jesus who is the source of life flows through all fields of the nations, It contains the vision for the people of God who received and grew from this river will be built up in all fields.