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At Koinonia, we consider it one of our ministries to welcome people who come to our community. Our visitor program offers people, families and groups a chance to come to Koinonia for up to two weeks. Visitors enrich our lives by rejuvenating community life and helping in our labors. Most visitors also help with our ministries and our work on the farm, but some come simply to retreat, take a sabbatical, or host their own conferences.

Koinonia does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, beliefs or any other difference that has been used to prevent people from coming together and sharing their lives. We have seen a broad diversity of people over the years and welcome all faiths, but visitors are invited to explore elements of the Christian faith in our ongoing programs.

Visitors may stay in Koinonia lodging or RV area and may join us in the noonday community meal and potlucks. We have suggested donations for visiting Koinonia, but encourage people to give what is an accessible amount for them.



Work for visitors

Visitors work where most needed, often outside their area of expertise. Our needs change with the season and other factors. But we encourage visitors to bring and share talents, interests, skills, and gifts with the community. Areas where visitors contribute include:

  • Gardening & farming
  • Repair and upkeep of our buildings
  • Website design and management
  • Bakery work (see Products)
  • Care of our pecan orchards
  • Helping with the Koinonia Community Outreach Center’s youth and elder programs
  • Seasonally: harvesting pecans, blueberries, grapes, etc.
  • Shipping our baked goods, books, etc.
  • Office work
  • Keeping our residences cleaned for guests
  • And much more!

 A typical week includes...

  • Daily devotional times
  • Work
  • Meeting with other visitors to discuss life at Koinonia
  • Community members sharing on issues of faith, justice, and peace
  • Discussions of audio recordings of Clarence Jordan and others
  • Community meals
  • Social events, both planned and spontaneous


Daily Schedule
Useful information to know before coming
Driving directions

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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