No. We are not affiliated directly or indirectly with Francis Chan or We Are Church. While the founder of Koinonia Fellowship has attended the 15-day Church Intensive put on by Francis Chan and the leadership of We Are Church, we are not under their spiritual authority or leadership. Still, we have modeled our own fellowship and church network after theirs and have incredible respect for both Francis and his leaders, we are independent and do not operate under their banner.
Simply put, it is so people who are looking for something akin to We Are Church can find a group of people locally who identify with the concepts set forth by the We Are Church model. Imitation being the greatest form of flattery, it is our aim to align ourselves with this model because we have great respect for what they are doing and want to make a similar church experience available to people who are not in the San Francisco area. Our goal is that when someone searches for We Are Church on the search engines, that a local group who models themselves after We Are Church will be readily available in the search engine results pages.
Currently we are in the infancy stages of building our own network and meet in the home of the founding leader of Koinoni Fellowship. In order to limit the overwhelming growth that we expect and to give us the time we need to develop leaders for more churches locally, we limit participation to invitation only (at least initially). Still, as we have our monthly gatherings, anybody interested in becoming a part of our home churches are invited to take part in our monthly gatherings. We will do our very best to announce the times and locations of these events as they are scheduled.