About Koinonia Ministries
Koinonia Ministries is a non-profit-making organization with a Christian identity that operates on international scale and has an interdenominational character.
Koinonia has a vision for a united church that is active and involved in the community life. This means bringing answers and practical solutions to the questions and challenges of life that the world is facing today.
In partnership with different churches and Christian denominations, Koinonia aims to be an agent of the Good News of hope and restoration. This involves advocacy and care for the needy, campaigns, missionary work as well as church sensibilization and foundation.
Part of this mission is to promote reconciliation in conflict situations based on biblical principles of relational and community restoration.
In order to achieve the above-mentioned goals, Koinonia purposes to promote unity and cooperation among Christian churches and entities -both locally and internationally- believing that the gospel is a bridge between all aspects and differences in community life.
As a Christian ministry Koinonia’s ‘heart’ is prayer and fellowship, while its administrative ‘head’ is the board of managers, with its headquarters located in Antwerp, Belgium.
Koinonia exists through the commitment and input of its members and covers operational costs as well as projects execution by the financial engagement and gifts of members, friends and partners.
To fulfill God’s Purposes together.
To invite the church to join hands and work together.
1. To spread the Good News;
2. To share the love of Christ and express the wisdom of God in all aspects of life;
3. Reconciliation among individuals, groups and communities;
4. Unity in the body of Christ.
The Light on Belgium
The Light on Belgium aims to bring the Good News to the world, outside of the church walls, on the streets, in the market places, and wherever there is a need. We believe in a church that is united, above any doctrinal borders, caring for the needy, reachingout to the people and is involved in society. Our events are a partnership of different churches, denominations, organisations and people, bringing a message of hope, a Biblical perspective and a practical answer to the different areas of life and the community.
On the common ground of faith, hope and love, numerous churches, artists and individuals join hands to bring a practical message of hope and love over the oceans. The Hope festival is an annual open-air Gospel concert and a fundraising sale for the benefit of the Street Children Rehabilitation Project in Uganda. Various documentaries and reports exposed the shocking reality of street children in Uganda recently. Koinonia Ministries believes that crisis is an invitation to action and we therefore stand along these children, going further than solidarity to bring solutions and practical answers. The aim is to build a stable future for them, as much as possible, and provide for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Among the multitude of people that gather annually for the 10 Miles marathon in Antwerp, hundreds of Christians from very different backgrounds, cultures and ages stand out with a colourful message. Their colourful T-shirts are carrying the message of the love of God for our city. The message is simple: God and faith have a place in the city of Antwerp and Jesus wants to walk and run together with people in their joy, in their course of life, in their tough tunnels… and He wants to help them make it to the end and win a heavenly prize! While Sunday is a rest day for most Christians, the 10 Miles Christian participation to the event expresses the heart of God, who would break every barrier to reach out to the world, like He did when He sent Jesus... The 10 Miles initiative is combined with fundraising and sponsoring for good causes and charity.
Freedom Festival is held annually at the start of the annual 10 day festivities in Ghent, where 1000s of people gather from all over Belgium and the region. During the festivities, the Freedom Festival stands out as a bold expression of joy and freedom, the real freedom as defined in the Bible. Various churches, organisations and gospel groups come from all over Belgium to participate and stand together with the Ghent churches in a public celebration of their faith.
Greatest Gift Festival
The Greatest Gift Festival is held every year the week before Christmas where hundreds of homeless, refugees, disabled and disadvantaged people are received as VIP’s during a 3-course meal, which is accompanied by a gospel concert and many gifts for all the children and a tombola for the adults. The GGF aims to be a true expression of the Christmas message as Christ, the son of God came to be born in a manger. His first public message was: I came to bring Good News to the poor… Koinonia believes that disadvantaged people are a priority in God’s heart. The event is a great opportunity to express our love to people outside of the church in a practical way. It also contributes towards church unity in the area, as people from different denominations and backgrounds come together to work for a common purpose, they get to know one another and they build trust with one another.
Koinonia Bible School
Koinonia believes firmly that every Christian has a unique call to be part of what God is doing and believes in investing on Biblical training in order to be better equipped for the work that God has called us to do. Talents and gifts are given by God to enrich our lives and in order for us to use them to serve within our local church and community. As we get to know our heavenly Father more and more, this is the calling that we need to discover in Christ: our area of service that He is calling us to. It will lead us to the most fulfilling life, transforming it to fulfill God’s purposes here on earth. Partnering with international ministries, Koinonia provides a theological and practical training which is easily accessible to all.
KOINONIA BIBLE SCHOOL
KATIA VAN DE BROECK
What I have received from the Bible school so far, I can only describe it as life's deep wisdom and a revelation right from the heart of God.
I found a perfect balance between the Word of God and its application as an equipment for myself and the work of the ministry.
I am committed to cherish it in my heart, to carry it in my mind and to apply it, for the rest of my life.
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