In the New Testament Greek, this is Koinonia, which speaks of communion, a unique communication, and a place of contribution. “Fellowship” – This fits the Biblical concept of an assembly of people, who have been chosen out of common, unsaved humanity, and added to the assembly of the redeemed. The saved make up the congregation, or as it is used in the original Greek text, “Ekklesia,” (the definition is underlined above). We have, as the Ekklesia, been called out of the world to a place of unique fellowship with God and His people. We are partners, due to our oneness in Christ, and we are partakers in joint ministry, due to the Holy Spirit’s indwelling. Our being added to Christ’s body, by the work of God, makes us companions that are called to “love one another.” Thus, relationships in the body are of high importance. Our fellowship seeks those of like spiritual beliefs and interests so that we can mutually share in the God given activities He has called us to participate in. Things such as: learning to obey His Word, challenging one another to love and good works, and spreading the Good News of salvation, by grace, through faith alone.