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At the end of each year, we ask our students which teachings really impacted them. One answer we hear continually is Kevin Rusack’s (founder of Kairos) talk on The Father Heart of God. This year we asked some of our students to briefly tell us what they had learned. Here are their responses.
 
“For me to say that this teaching about the Father Heart of God was good would be an understatement. The truth is that God used it to change my thoughts and beliefs about who God is as my Father. In turn, that has changed my life. I look back to see how I compared my earthly father to my Heavenly Father. Although that’s not always bad, I now realize how false of a picture that can be at times. I now view my Heavenly Father as completely different than my father on earth in many ways. He’s the perfect Father, holy, and always desiring me to draw into intimacy with him. My Father is so personal and relational with me and that is constant. He was highly intentional in choosing me to be His child. Even the simple truth of Him being inclined to me despite my unworthiness and feelings of inadequacy at times, has been a new profound reality to me. I am incredibly thankful for the impact that God made on me through the teaching of the Father Heart of God!”
 
“Before Kairos, the Father Heart of God was never something that I really thought about or understood. After learning about the Father Heart of God, my view of my Heavenly Father is so much richer than before. I understand better now how God sees us. He is inclined to us, He delights in us, He wants to spend time with us, and He likes us. God didn’t begrudgingly save me only to keep me at arm’s length, but He adopted me so that He could call me His own. He delights not because of anything that I do but because of who He is. I feel like these truths have brought me closer to God by helping me to better understand in my heart who God is and how He thinks about me. I never have to feel like I have to work for His love or fight for His attention. He is my perfect father, and He is always there for me.”
 
“The teaching on the Father Heart of God was both eye opening and rewarding As we learn God has ultimately adopted us through the sacrifice of his son Jesus Christ, it paints the foundation of the biblical understanding of God’s first love. When God created Adam and Eve in Genesis, we fell short of the glory of God. We fell into an individualized mentality that subjects God’s divine will in a conniving way. What’s more fascinating about His love is His sacrificial love. He continues to pursue us in adoption. As we were deep in our sin, and we so deserved the crucifixion God said, “No I will send my son because I want you.” The Father Heart of God is the ultimate picture of God’s character. He loves us!”
 
“I realized how much God delights in me. I am fully known by Him, and He likes me! I know that He really cares about me. God will take care of me and provide what I need. Therefore, I can confidently expect the best, and I can seek and delight in Him as well. I know that His love precedes performance: I don’t need to prove anything to Him. Thus, I can choose to do things with God and not for God. The biggest take away for me would be this: ‘I know that I am loved, adopted forgiven and free, and that I have nothing else to prove.”
 
“Kevin Rusack spoke on the Father Heart of God. I took his teaching to heart. Seeing God as the Father is not my common mindset. I used to think of God as being the condescending judge that will scrutinize every action. This is a horrible representation of how the Father sees His children. When He looks at us, He doesn’t see a criminal awaiting conviction. Instead, God sees His perfect son Jesus when He gazes upon us even though we are impure. Not only does the Father love us, He likes us and enjoys us as His children. All we must do is accept His love.”


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Minneapolis is in Honduras

Kairos Minneapolis has jumped into their international mission trip with both feet! After a very long travel day! Kairos Minneapolis is now in the mountains! Please continue to pray for the team and the people they have traveled there to encourage, share the gospel with and bless in whatever way they can!

Kairos Minneapolis has jumped into their international mission trip with both feet! After a very long travel day on…

Posted by Reign Ministries on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kairos Minneapolis is now in the mountains! Please continue to pray for the team and the people they have traveled there to encourage, share the gospel with and bless in whatever way they can!

Posted by Reign Ministries on Saturday, February 20, 2016


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January 19th-25th


 
The Kairos schools of both Seattle and Minneapolis recently joined up together and took a mission trip to Los Angeles, CA, led by Royal Servants trip leader Jeff Bell. We wanted both the Seattle and Minneapolis students to know each other, share their mutual experiences of Kairos, and serve together. Kairos has a “Here, Near and Far” ministry focus, as laid out in Acts 1:8. Los Angeles was where we were able to engage in our “Near” ministry.
 
We spent the week working with many organizations that try to meet the needs of the homeless and low-income population of L.A. County. Each has found their own way to do so, and it was such a privilege to experience each program. We started out by working with the L.A. Food Bank. We spent one morning sorting through donations for them. We got to pack up so much food that people will receive, which was fun! The LAFB donates to different meal programs and has their own food trucks they send throughout the city.
 
We also worked with the Dream Center on their food trucks. They receive food donations from grocery stores or purchase items through donations. They send their trucks to neighborhoods throughout the county to help families that make less than $15,000. A unique thing about this ministry is that they are very Christ-centered. As their clients are picking up groceries, they are invited to be prayed over by the staff. This was so impactful and was for Kairos one of our biggest hand- on ministries. As one student put it, “What a humbling blessing this experience is to have. The opportunity to step into these people’s stories- for just the briefest of moments and to know that we were able to bring love to them.”
 
It wouldn’t be a Reign Ministries trip without some prayer walking! We spent a couple evenings walking around a neighborhood praying for those who live or work there. We also looked for opportunities to help in practical ways. Working with the homeless gave us plenty of opportunities to buy a meal, a pair of socks, or meet some small physical need. Many stories were told and people loved. The students learned a little more about how to articulate their faith as many people asked why.?”
 
Our week was spent learning to recognize the souls of people we often walk by, to see someone that God loves desperately. Everyone was confronted with that truth, and we are asking ourselves what this means for us. “What responsibility do I now have to care for people?” Everyone is going to have an answer that is unique to them and how God has gifted them, but it is definitely a question worth exploring and answering.


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Kairos family adventures: Stillwater Tourism! #SpringDays #GapYear #Missions #discipleship

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Louie is teaching for #Kairos this week on World Religions! If you are wanting to learn more from this amazing man,…

Posted by Reign Ministries on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

 
 

Today is a beautiful day to practice for Boundary Waters! #SettingUpCamp #LeadershipTraining #KairosDS

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This week Kairos has Royal Servant Trip Leader Dave Eikenberry teaching on Missions and Evangelism! #Kairos2015 #KairosTwinCities

Posted by Reign Ministries on Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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The Final Days

by Beth Meaden


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