What is Koinonia?
Koinonia (coin-oh-knee-uh) means Christian fellowship. Koinonia Senior Care Inc. believes that the value of Christian fellowship is a crucial component in a CARE ministry. There is a bond between people of faith. Koinonia caregiving goes beyond the external services, to the heart and soul. Not all of our clients share our faith, but they know up front that KSC is built on a Judeo-Christian foundation – a calling – to serve others in the name of Jesus and to treat others as we would want to be treated. Koinonia – Christian fellowship that brings joy, smiles, laughter, and activities that make even the family want to stay and join in!
A powerful example of what koinonia should look like can be found in a study of the phrase “one another” in the Bible. Scripture commands us to be devoted to one another (Romans 12:10), honor one another (Romans 12:10), live in harmony with one another (Romans 12:16; 1 Peter 3:8), accept one another (Romans 15:7), serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13), be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32), admonish one another (Colossians 3:16), encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:13), spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24), offer hospitality (1 Peter 4:9), and love one another (1 Peter 1:22; 1 John 3:11; 3:23; 4:7; 4:11-12). That is what true biblical koinonia should look like.
Who do you serve?
We serve the community and congregations with aging awareness-and-action education for all ages, seeking to gain community awareness and involvement in honoring the elderly in their circle of influence.
We serve the community and congregations with non-medical training to those who desire to bring compassionate CARE, purpose, and significance to the elderly and their caregivers.
We do not take the place of family and what they should be doing for their family, nor do we take the place of the church and their outreach to the home-bound, but we do come alongside the family and church to support and offer additional assistance and encouragement through this season. We encourage and offer to coordinate these services with family and church member availability so that we don’t rob them of the blessing of serving. KSC then fills in with our CARE~Team staff.
What kind of Christian CARE is provided?
Our CARE~Team provides:
Christian fellowship, activities, spiritual encouragement, and honor to these individuals while finding creative ways to provide the blessing of needed resources that help them feel they are not forgotten, that they are a part of the community, and that they have purpose and significance in this season of their lives.
Assistance with getting ready for the day and other activities of daily living including help with meals, light housekeeping, laundry, changing bedding, etc.
Respite care so the caregiver can relax and recharge for a few hours in the day or occasional overnight stays.
Errands and transportation needs. We make it easier for you by taking you where you need to go. But when you can’t get out or it’s not safe to be out, it’s nice to know someone you can trust and depend on to get you what you need, whether it is groceries, medications, or even some books from the library!
Courtesy Services Menu
- A friend to chat with daily over the phone
- Leaf clean-up, snow removal…
- Research/coordination of other senior services: hair, home maintenance, medical…
* Based upon availability of volunteers
How does KSC find their CARE~Team?
Koinonia Senior Care speaks to faith-based organizations, churches and businesses to remind the people of the value and honor God places on the elderly and how each of us can serve compromised seniors and the elderly with our time and our unique blend of God-given talents and interests. We educate, equip, empower, and inspire the lives of those compassionate individuals who want to provide Christian CARE in their church, family, and their community. From these core group of individuals there are those who desire to provide beyond volunteering and become a part of our CARE~Team.
How is Koinonia Senior Care funded?
KSC is a ministry largely funded by donations from those who believe in what we do or have been touched by our compassionate CARE~Team. We conduct fundraisers, seek grants, and collect private pay charges for many of our services.
The mind-set of Koinonia Senior Care, Inc. was founded upon ministry, not money. We serve out of compassion, not profit. Our purpose and goals were never ones of financial freedom at the expense of the elderly. We do need monies to do the work of the Lord and to do it with excellence, but never with financial gain being our goal. Our CARE~Team put their heart and soul into caregiving, knowing that their ultimate pay is “out of this world!”
Where are you located?
Captivating our community with the character of Christ through compassionate CARE