Koinonia is the anglicisation of a Greek word (κοινωνία) that means communion by intimate participation. The word is used frequently in the New Testament of the bible to describe the relationship within the early christian church as well as the act of breaking bread in the manner which Christ prescribed during the Passover meal [John 6:48-69, Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 1 Corinthians 11:24].

As a result, the word is used within the church to participate, as Paul says, in the communion of - in this manner it identifies the idealised state of fellowship and community that should exist - communion. In our church, from the model of Acts 2:41-47, we seek to foster this type of community setting within our membership based on geographical locations. The leadership saw a need to help foster a small group atmosphere in order to maintain the feeling that was created by this congregation as it first began to grow.

This is where we developed our K-Groups. They are geographical specific areas of our community assigned to members of the congregation based on their address with leaders chosen by our leadership called K-Group leaders. These groups are designed to be a source of fellowship, support group, care group and all that is meant by koinonia!

Lamara Rowland Brian Summers