We at Koinonia (KCC) are excited about your interest in joining the ministry. Koinonia means having authentic (real) fellowship in Christ with our brothers and sisters. Our church scripture is 1 John 1:7a “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship one with another”. We believe in A Fellowship That Strengthens.
The Purpose of KCC is to feed believers the Word of God, to instruct them that they might live within the realm of their inheritance, to equip the believers to function in their ministry, and to organize the efforts of believers to win the lost to Christ.
Individuals who request membership at KCC are considered membership candidates. Your response to God’s leading today is very precious to us and is the start of a process that will prayerfully lead you to becoming a member of the church.
We believe that joining a church is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and faith. That’s why our Pastor, Bishop O’neal, offers a class to help you make that decision.
In this class, you will enjoy fellowship and learning in two-half day sessions. You will learn the foundations of the faith, the history and vision of the church, and be given an opportunity to become active in ministry. At the end of the class, you will be given a chance to pledge your commitment to the ministry. This is a covenant that informs you of what things we expect of our members. Those who sign the covenant after class will be welcomed in as members of KCC.
In the coming days you will receive correspondence that will inform you of when the next New Members class will be offered. Don’t hesitate. Sign up and we’ll see you in class very soon.
In order to receive salvation, you must first recognize that you need Jesus and He is the ONLY one that can save you. Secondly, you should review the following scriptures to help you understand the plan of salvation: Romans 3:23 | Romans 5:8 | Romans 10:9-13 | John 1:12 | Romans 6:23 | John 3:16 | Luke 13:3-5 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | John 1:12 | John 10:10
Finally, you must REPENT unto God for your sins, BELIEVE He is your savior, and you shall RECEIVE the gift of salvation! That’s it! Salvation is not a mystical process. It is designed to connect you to your first love, Jesus Christ.
We believe that joining a church is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. We are grateful to everyone who expresses an interest in joining the Koinonia family, and we would love for you to become an owner of the vision of our church. We want to know who you are and also want to share a few things about us and what we expect from you before you become an official Koinonian.
To start the Growth Track, we offer New Membership class. In this two-day session (3 hrs each), you’ll learn about Koinonia’s history and purpose, vision, and your responsibility as a member.
At the end of the class, you will be given a chance to pledge your commitment to the ministry. Those who sign the covenant after class will be welcomed as full members.
God wants us to continue to grow spiritually (2 Peter 3:18), which is why we call our Christian Education Ministry The Growth Track. As followers of Christ, it is essential that we invest time learning about who God is and how true believers look and behave so that we can grow and become perfected, which means we strive daily to reflect the true image of Christ. The Growth Track courses provide members with in-depth teachings and opportunities for discussions on various topics that help us better understand how to fully take on the image of Christ so that we can live in victory and win others to Him.
After becoming members, most people are very excited and want to get started serving. That is why we ask our new members to continue and complete the Growth Track. This consists of 4 additional lessons that further help to assist in spiritual growth.
During the last class of the Growth Track, you will have the opportunity to sign up for or begin serving in up to two ministries and enjoy becoming a contributor to God’s vision for Koinonia. Sharing your gifts and talents not only expands the Kingdom, but it will also allow fellowship and establish lasting connections with other Christians.
After serving and becoming accustomed to Koinonia, if you are interested in further developing your spiritual walk and also have a desire to lead others, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the Koinonia Leadership Institute.
This is a 10-12 month interactive mentoring program that meets twice monthly to teach you the practical and spiritual skills to be an outstanding leader at KCC and in the community.
Once we have committed our lives to Christ, the Bible commands every believer us to signify that commitment through baptism (Acts 2:41 and Acts 8:12).
Baptism allows us to identify with Christ and the local body of believers.
Baptism illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection. (Colossians 2:12). Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion. (“Baptizo” to immerse or dip under water)
Why should I be baptized?