Koinonia John the Baptist is made up of individual communities. Each of these is called an Oasis.
The Oasis is made up of a community of Consecrated Life, familial communities, and houses of prayer. It can also include a Reality and/or a community of family life. The Oasis is the most complete form of community life. It consists of the stable presence of a leader (called a Pastor) from the community of consecrated life, together with consecrated brothers and sisters, as well as a Koinonia structured as laid out above, with houses of prayer, familial communities and ministries.
A Reality consists of the stable presence of a married or celibate leader (called a Reality Coordinator), and a Koinonia structured as laid out above, with houses of prayer, familial communities and ministries. Belonging to an Oasis, the Reality is managed in communion with the Pastor.
The house of prayer is that foundational cell for all the activities of Koinonia John the Baptist. It takes place on a weekly basis in the private homes of Koinonia members. These members hold encounters of evangelisation in small groups, directed at those who are distant from the faith.
The familial community is a small covenant community formed by members grouped together in a given area or region. While each member lives in their own home, they participate in the activities and service of the Koinonia to which they belong. They gather together monthly in gatherings known as Agapitos.
Communities of family life bring families together that desire to live closely together in a more intense community life.
Communities of Consecrated Life bring together brothers and sisters, each professing the Evangelical Counsels of chastity, poverty and docility. In the climate of community life, everything is shared in common.
Each diverse Koinonia spread throughout the world are constituted as ‘Private Associations of the Faithful’, welcomed and canonically recognised by the local Ordinary. They are jurdically united in a foundation, the Fondazione Koinonia Giovanni Battista, with its legal head office in Italy and its pastoral head office in Israel.