Koinonia is a Christian organization, the purpose of which is to assist parents in their decision to home educate their children by providing:
1. Opportunities for mutually supportive relationships between home schooling parents through spiritual, emotional, and physical involvement.
2. Opportunities for our children to build friendships with other home schooled children.
3. Academic classes for elementary through high school age students, administered by tutors with a Christian world-view.
4. Opportunities to further enhance our children's education through published notices of field trips, home school events, and other opportunities in the West Michigan area.
This statement of faith is presented so that anyone wishing to join will be aware of the tenets of the group. Along with our mission, this statement of faith will serve as a foundation for harmonious unity, for mutual support, and for developing character in our children which will be an outgrowth of their faith.
The Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God, which “never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (II Pet. 1:21).” The Bible contains the standard after which we model our lives. “Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us (Rom. 15:4).”
There is one God, who is eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God is perfectly righteous, and Jesus Christ, God’s Son, though fully human, was also sinlessly perfect while on earth (Gen. 1:1-2, Deut. 6:4, Matt. 28:19, John 1:1-3, II Cor. 13:14, Eph. 2:18).
Man, though created in God’s image, has been separated from God by sin through birth and by choice (action). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).” “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all have sinned (Rom.5:12).
Jesus Christ came to earth to pay the penalty for our sin by His death on the cross. His death was necessary in order that we might be forgiven. “Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness [of sin] (Heb. 9:22).” “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification (Rom. 4:25).”
God’s love for mankind was the motivation for Christ to come and die for us. “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8).
Salvation and eternal life are offered as a gift to each person. “The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom. 6:23).” A person must personally believe God and receive Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord, not trusting any works or goodness of his own, but only in the sacrificial death of Christ. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not by works, so that no one can boast (Eph. 2:8-9).” Each person will be held individu¬ally responsible for his decision about Christ. “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, and whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him (John 3:36).”
Genuine trust in Christ will result in a commitment to Him, love for Him, and a desire to please God. “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching (John 14:23).” “Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as He [Christ] is pure (I John 3:3).”
Koinonia was formed as a co-operative group the mid 1990’s and incorporated as a 501 (C ) (3) in June of 2003 under the name Koinonia Home School Group. The daily operations and decisions of KHSG are administered by the positions of Executive Director, Director, Registrar and Webmaster.
The Board of Directors, led by the President of the Board, oversees the direction of corporation, adherence to the Mission of the corporation and responsibility of contracting the 4 paid administrative positions. The Executive Director and Director are responsible for contracting all Tutors and assistants. Questions for the Board can be directed to the Executive Director or Director.
Because of financial and personal matters discussed, board meetings are closed meetings to the public. If you feel you would like to make an appearance or presentation to the board during a regularly scheduled meeting please contact the board president.