Soon after Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC) President the Rev Dr Gordon Wong was elected to office in November 2012, he rolled out a rally call to all 21 TRAC churches to be “On TRAC Together in Word, Worship, Welcome, Witness and Wonder”.
Now this “rally call” is embodied in a brand new logo – a colourful five-point star that was selected as the winning entry in a competition that attracted 81 entries from 62 contributors.
A “Thank-you gift” of $2,000 was split between Mr Edwin Poh of Faith Methodist Church and Ms Jolyn Kari Ng Li Jie of Wesley Methodist Church, as the winning entry combined elements from both their designs. Thank-you gifts of $200 each were also given to five other participants – Ms Lee Boon Gek of Yishun Christian Church (Anglican), Ms Rebecca Tan of Faith Methodist Church, Mr Wong Joon Kim of Toa Payoh Methodist Church, Mr Berwyn Kwek of Hope Church Singapore and Mr Kwan Keng Keong.
According to Edwin, his “star graphic” is meant to represent disciples growing together and shining brightly for the Lord. The five points of the star depict each of the “W”s in the Rev Dr Wong’s rally theme.
The “W”s are meant to encourage members to grow in their walk of discipleship, through: Studying the Word; desiring and encouraging communion with God and Worshipping Him; receiving and sharing God’s warmth and welfare, through Welcoming all with God’s Love; being a positive Witness of God’s love and good news through accepting differing roles; and marveling at the Wonder of God through believing in His wonderful acts of physical, emotional and spiritual healing through both prayers and physicians.
This new TRAC logo gives a “visual focus” to the five “W”s and TRAC churches may use it wherever and whenever it helps them promote discipleship or any one of the five “W”s in their local church.
Christina Stanley is Editor of the Methodist Message and has been a member of Wesley Methodist Church since 1987.