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Kairos is located at the Reign Ministries headquarters in Crystal, Minnesota. Crystal is located just outside the Minneapolis city limits. The next school year runs from September 13, 2020 - May 21, 2021.


The total cost of Kairos is $10,500. This amount covers food, housing, training costs, books, a stateside mission trip, an international mission trip, expedition trips, and administrative costs. Along with personal contributions, you will be encouraged to raise support for Kairos. While there are multiple financial due dates throughout the year, we strongly recommend raising as much of the total cost as you can before Kairos begins.

  • August - $550 (Deposit)
  • September - $4,000
  • January - $4,100
  • April - $1,850
  • Total for Kairos Discipleship School - $10,500

Each student will live with a host family while they are in Kairos. This provides a family atmosphere and gives our students opportunities to serve.


Kairos Discipleship School has been blessed with some incredible host families. All of our host families are chosen through our partnership churches and personal recommendations from our staff, local churches, pastors, and former host families. Our host homes go through an application process, personal interview, and background check.


Our schedule is very full, and we travel frequently, so you will not be able to work outside of Kairos.


We strongly recommend bringing a vehicle. You will need a ride to and from class each day as well as to and from your weekly internship. Having a vehicle will also free you up for activities outside of the regular classroom times. If you do not have a vehicle, you can carpool with another student who does. It is required that students in a carpool provide regular gas money to the driver to cover the cost of gas.


Kairos class sizes vary by year and usually range between 5-15 students. This size allows for more interaction and closer relationships.


Throughout the week, you will be involved in a variety of activities. You will have three hours of classroom teaching every day Monday through Friday, spend time in worship and prayer, meet with your small group, have a weekly one-on-one with your small group leader, serve in a local church ministry, and, of course, join in fun group activities! Outside of class time, you will be reading through the Bible, working on memory verses, and writing reflection papers on some great books you’ll be given throughout the year.


You can advertise Kairos to your youth group by explaining the benefits of a gap year for spiritual growth and encouraging students to invest 8 months into their relationship with God to benefit the rest of their lives.

To request brochures or have a Reign Ministries Staff member come to speak at your church, email for more information.


Dates & Tuition

Dates: September 13, 2020 - May 21, 2021

Tuition: $10,500 (See more details of tuition requirements under our "FEES". )

Director of Kairos

  • Erika Zimmerman- Full Bio >>
  • I am from Madison, Wisconsin. In 2003 I joined Reign Ministries to help start and staff the Kairos Discipleship School and became Director in 2011! I love seeing students' lives transformed as they passionately pursue God with all their heart.
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