Welcome to Koinonia Group

    “We declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ”. 1 John 1:3

    “..but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin”.1 John 1:7

    Koinonia is a relationship of inner unity among believers that expresses itself in outer co-participation with Christ and one another in accomplishing God’s will on earth.”

    Koinonia’s primary meaning is “fellowship, sharing in common, communion. Christian fellowship is a key aspect of the Christian life. Believers in Christ are to come together in love, faith, and encouragement.

    The mystery and privilege that is Christian fellowship is that it exists because God has enabled it by His grace. Those who believe the gospel are united in the Spirit through Christ to the Father, and that unity is the basis of fellowship. This relationship is described by Jesus in His high-priestly prayer for His followers: “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me”(Jn 17:2-3). The “complete unity” He refers to is the oneness that Christians experience in true fellowship, oneness with one another, with Christ and with the Father. Just as the Father is in Jesus, so is Jesus in us, and we have unity with one another because of the uniqueness of that relationship (1Jn 1:3).This relationship must be the basis of Christian fellowship.

    The word koinonia carries the basic idea of having something in common. The word is related to (koine), meaning "common", which we use to refer to koine Greek, the original language of the New Testament, which was common to many people at a certain time in history.

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    Koinonia is the English translation from Greek word (κοινωνία) that means communion by intimate participation. The word is used frequently in the New Testament to describe the relationship within the early Christian church.

    In the New Testament, the basis of communion begins with a joining of Jesus with the community of the faithful. This union is also experienced in practical daily life. The same bonds that link the individual to Jesus also link him or her with other faithful. The New Testament letters describe those bonds as so vital and genuine that a deep level of intimacy can be experienced among the members of a local church.

     This term gave expression to the type of relationship that Christians experienced with their God as revealed in his son Jesus. Koinonia also expressed the type of relationships the early Christians shared with one another.

    This site is dedicated in the exploration of the meaning and significance the term koinonia in relation to God, church and society.

    Koinonia is the objective – is what the early Christians shared with one another and what we should work towards