Koinonia is the Greek word defined as fellowship – social intercourse. Social intercourse is an exchange of the mind and thoughts. It means a sharing of emotions. A sharing of ideas. It is a sharing of things present and a sharing of things to come. Overall, it means to exchange in a sincere, heartfelt manor with another individual. This kind of bond or covenant is the source for securing a couple who is dating (single or divorced), preparing for engagement, getting married, or restoring a marriage.
The Institute of Koinonia Relationships is a non-profit 501c3 ministry consisting of licensed and experienced Chaplains with the vision to destroy the spirit of divorce, one mind at a time. It is an educational institution that provides Christ-centered Chaplaincy for success in heterosexual relationships.
Our mission is to create a culture of men and women who love each other based on their spouse’s definitions by providing education and training on how to establish Koinonia from seven core perspectives of marriage. The seven core perspectives include: spiritual, social, emotional, physical, psychological, financial, and policies and procedures.
We prepare singles for marriage through the stages of courtship, betrothal/engagement, and ultimately the wedding ceremony. We also provide divorce transition for those individuals who are or who have suffered the death of a marriage and/or family. We stress the importance of fellowship-driven relationships, based on responsibility and accountability for one another, in marriages, using the Koinonia Prenuptial Covenant Agreement System developed by Senior Chaplain Jonathan Grigsby. We also inform the community of the trauma the majority of marriages suffer when the Koinonia Prenuptial Covenant Agreement System is not understood and incorporated as part of the vows and the marriage license.