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What is Koinonia?


Koinonia—from the ancient Greek, meaning loving fellowship or community.


  • The Koinonia mission: We are Christians called to live together in intentional community sharing a life of prayer, work, study, service and fellowship. We seek to embody peacemaking, sustainability, and radical sharing. While honoring people of all backgrounds and faiths, we strive to demonstrate the way of Jesus as an alternative to materialism, militarism and racism.
  • Our vision is:

    Love - through service to others

    Peace – through reconciliation

    Joy – through generous hospitality..

    Clarence JordanKoinonia is the Christian community founded in 1942 by Clarence Jordan, “prophet in blue jeans,” author of the Cotton Patch Gospels.

    Koinonia is the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity and many other peacemaking, social justice organizations. pecans

    Koinonia is your source for delicious pecan products, chocolate, fair trade coffee and more, handmade fresh from the farm! Shop now.

    Koinonia is a place to visit—a farm in rural Georgia, home to large pecan orchards, peaceful woods, organic gardens, a museum, store, guest housing, dining hall, and much more. Come and see us!

    Koinonia is a faith community active in ministries such as Heart to Heart Home Repair, youth and elder programs, peace & justice work, and a ministry of hospitality. Join in supporting Koinonia today.

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    Most of all, Koinonia is an intentional Christian community striving to be a “demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.” Members “preach” Jesus’ gospel through the way we live. We choose to model our shared life after the early Christian communities as described in the Acts of the Apostles, not to withdraw from the world but rather to serve God and humankind more fully.

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Koinonia operates its farm, bakery, and mail order business in order to support our ministries and sustain our community. We are also sustained by donations and the labor and prayers of our community and its supporters. Year-round, people and groups share in Koinonia’s life, work, and open-minded worship by coming to visit, retreat, or serve as interns. We are open to people of all faiths. We have guest housing and RV accessibility. Visitors and interns serve alongside our community members in baking and shipping mail order products, 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.

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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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