A Short Course in Christianity
The first Koinonia Weekend was held in the Spring of 1972, in Findlay, Ohio, and it is patterned after the Cursillo retreats in the Catholic and Episcopalian faiths. Although the Koinonia Weekends have been modified from the Cursillo, the basic theme still exists... A SHORT COURSE IN CHRISTIANITY.
Koinonia is an encounter with the Holy Spirit and is Trinity conscious and Trinity oriented. Koinonia is a weekend of Christian community living, involving a combination of carefully developed, theologically sound techniques, all of which are meant to lead to a full, personal commitment to Christ.
People come to the Koinonia for any number of reasons and each arrives with varying attitudes toward God, the mission of Jesus Christ, and love of fellow men. Regardless of the reasons for coming and the various attitudes, we believe each person comes to the Koinonia because God wants them there!!
A Koinonia Weekend leads the participants on a reflective journey of their relationship with Christ, with each segment of the Weekend designed in detail with a purpose and a message to enhance this journey. Each element of the Weekend builds upon the preceding events, and each Talk is given in order, with a particular message being conveyed. Reflection, talks, discussion, and communion (along with a few other surprises) are just a few of the means by which the Candidates examine their relationship with Christ. By the end of the Weekend, the Candidates will have explored where they are in their faith journey, where they can go in their faith journey, and how to get there... A Life in Grace.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of Koinonia is to move Christians of any denomination along on their spiritual journey and provide a training ground for building church leadership.
This is accomplished first by organizing retreat weekends in hopes of stimulating the participant’s spiritual journey and then by providing opportunities for leadership, development and growth.
Organization Contact Info:
Inspiration Koinonia Inc.
c/o Crossview Church
737 George Washington Blvd.
Akron, OH 44312
Weekend Location Info:
Risley Agricultural Center
5220 Root Road
Spencer Ohio, 44275