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Come to Koinonia

Tour | Visit | Intern | Retreat | International

Year-round, people and groups of all faiths and abilities share in Koinonia’s life, work, and open-minded worship. These visitors and interns nurture the Koinonia spirit with their love and labor, and are themselves enriched by the fellowship and spirit of our community. Please read on to learn how you can join us!

Tours: Tours are offered at 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Saturday. With a community member as your guide, you can explore our garden, museum, pecan orchards, pecan plant, bakery, and the neighboring homes built by the ministry that eventually became Habitat for Humanity! Our suggested donation is $3 per person. Self-guided walking tours, including museum and 60-minute documentary film if desired, are available anytime our store is open (Monday through Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm on Sunday). Just stop in and we’ll provide you with a map. Please also join us for the community meal at noon on weekdays in the dining hall for fellowship, devotions, and great southern cooking (suggested donation $6 per adult, $3 per child). Group tours: please arrange your tour in advance by calling 229-924-0391 or by using our online form.

Visiting: You can visit Koinonia for up to two weeks. We have guest housing and RV accessibility. Most visitors participate in the life of the community while they are here, working, studying, praying and serving, but some come simply to retreat, take a sabbatical, or go sight-seeing locally. Visitors often help out in the bakery, pecan orchards and plant, outreach center, garden, and more. Our Visitor Page has more information and an application.

Group visits: We have space for groups of up to 20 people. Church groups, youth groups, college groups, families, and others join us for work, study, prayer, service, or to host their own conference or retreat. See our Group Visit Information page or go to the Group Visit Application if you are ready to request a visit.

Community Intern program: Interns join in the life of the community from one to four months. The program's goal is to strengthen our loving core community, pursue Koinonia’s mission, and enrich the lives of participants. Community Interns support our core community in baking, shipping, farm and garden and grounds work, office tasks, serving children and seniors at our community outreach center, helping with the upkeep of our buildings and the homes of our neighbors, etc. Our Community Intern Page has more information and an application.

Retreats: Please see Visiting, above, as well as our Visitor Page for information and an application. We suggest donations in exchange for housing and meals during your retreat.

A note to international applicants: We welcome visitors from abroad. If you are required to find a sponsor for your visa (all but 27 countries), you must arrange for a U.S. organizational sponsor before applying. We are sorry, but we cannot help you obtain a visa.

 

 

 
Koinonia is a Christian farm community founded in 1942 by Clarence Jordan,
author of the Cotton Patch Gospels. Birthplace of Habitat for Humanity

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