A Host Family plays a vital role in the ministry of Kairos Discipleship School by providing room and board for students while they are a part of the program. By living with another family, students will have opportunities to serve others and learn from different ways of living while in a home environment. Students are independent and will have busy schedules, but benefit greatly through a loving environment, a chance to join in family activities, and a secure place to process and apply what they are learning. Your partnership during a student’s year in Kairos makes a huge difference.
The time requirement for housing a student is from September to May. These dates include a number of breaks, adventure trips, and two mission trips, so the actual time they will spend in the home will be approximately 6 months. It is a requirement for host homes to be within a 20-25 minute drive from the Kairos Discipleship School location.
Your Kairos student will be very busy with class activities throughout the week. Please be flexible and understanding with the demands of the school.
You can provide support and encouragement for the students through regular family interaction and communication.
Your student will need a place to sleep and study. This does not have to be a separate bedroom; it may be a room in the basement, etc. The student does need alone time to study, so sharing a bedroom with small children will not work well. However, a shared room with an older teen may work, as long as study time can be arranged.
We ask that you and your family please respect the student’s privacy. This means only going in the student’s room when necessary.
Please try to minimize the amount of time a student would be home with the spouse of the opposite sex. This helps to eliminate awkward situations.
Three meals a day need to be provided. The student is up early and is able to make their own breakfast and a sack lunch for class. Dinner can be eaten with the family, and the student is encouraged to help participate in the preparation or clean up of the meal.
A home that is glorifying God and edifying to the student.
Let’s connect and see if there is a way we can partner together!
At least twice a month we will be in contact with each host family to maintain frequent and open feedback on any needs the host family or student may have regarding housing arrangements. Most often, this will be in the form of evaluations where you will have the opportunity to note any comments, concerns, or observations.
We will provide each host home $200 a month to help offset expenses for meals and utilities. On months where the student will be there for only half of the month, we will provide $100.
At no time are host families required or asked to discipline the student. Kairos Discipleship School staff facilitate discipline procedures should the need arise.
Host families are not expected to provide the student with rides or a vehicle. Students who do not have their own vehicle will carpool with other students.
Students will be responsible for their own toiletries and laundry supplies.
Location: Reign Ministries Office, Crystal, MN
Dates: September 16, 2018 – May 25, 2019
Location: Madison Community Church, Everett, WA
Dates: September 9, 2018 – May 11, 2019