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The Kairos Discipleship School prepares you to live a full life to the glory of God, know who you are in Christ, take hold of and develop your God given potential, go and make disciples of Christ, and strengthen the local church. This 8-month discipleship school isn’t only for those who want to go into ministry, but for those who want to intentionally grow in their faith, increase their knowledge and understanding of scripture, develop their leadership skills, and experience serving Christ through cross-cultural missions.

A gap year is increasing in popularity; many students decide to take a year after high school before going onto college to expand their experiences and worldview. Kairos Discipleship School is the perfect use of this gap year!

Why is this important? Many surveys and studies indicate that students who were very involved in the local church throughout their school years walk away from their faith upon entering college. Recently, the Barna Group reported on the spiritual involvement of twenty-somethings. Their findings: Only 20 percent of students who were highly churched as teens remained spiritually active by age 29.

We believe that by strengthening students’ Christian worldview, Kairos Discipleship School will provide them with knowledge and experiential living that will equip their hearts and minds.

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Kairos Discipleship School is designed for students ages 18-26 (high school graduates) who desire to take a focused season of their life to growing in their relationship with the Lord through discipleship, leadership, and missions. Many who come to Kairos want to find God’s plan for their lives. Our desire is for our students to discover their unique passions, gifting, and calling, and be equipped to pursue those with excellence. Many of our students come right out of high school, desiring to take a gap year before going on to college to know God better, build a stronger foundation in their faith, and become more like Him. We also have students who have completed some college or have graduated college and want to go deeper, get ministry training, and grow as a leader. Some of our students know that they are called to full-time ministry or missions and they see Kairos as a launching pad. We also have students who are unsure about their future and come with an open heart; Kairos allows them to draw close to God as they seek His plan for their life.

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Your student can hope to gain a greater understanding of God, leading to a deeper relationship with Him and allowing for a broader impact on the world. This is accomplished through classes, one-on-one discipleship, ministry experience in a church and local community, and mission trips. Each aspect of our program is designed to expose students to experiences that will strengthen their Christian worldview and knowledge of God.

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Throughout Kairos students will read through the Bible cover to cover, have weekly times of worship and prayer together, and grow alongside each other in a Christ-centered community. The Apostle Peter exhorted believers in 2 Peter 1:5 to add to their faith virtue or “proven character.” The goal of Kairos is to see proven character developed in the lives of students. We want them to be leaders who can say, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” This is why we continually discuss the practical application of all that is learned in the classroom. The pastors and speakers who teach in Kairos will also have this same passion, helping students find tangible ways to put into practice the life-lessons they are learning.

 

Students in Kairos develop godly relationships and teamwork as they learn, grow, serve, and have fun together. Throughout the week students will also meet one-on-one with a staff member and in their small group to discuss all that they are learning and pray that it becomes a living reality in their lives.

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It has been said, "Discipleship and evangelism are like two sides of the same coin. You can't have one without the other." We believe that God has given us a global mission and that our students should be active in the Great Commission. As our students’ passion for the Lord grows, we want them to spread that fire locally and around the world. One way we facilitate this locally is to expose them regularly to a variety of outreach opportunities. Whether it’s interning in a local church, feeding the homeless, or mentoring youth, our students gain experience that will help them share Christ in every area of their lives. Kairos also goes beyond local ministry when we travel to the inner city of Los Angeles to serve the homeless. Each school also has an international mission trip to Central America to share the Gospel and disciple new believers.

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Our class subjects are chosen based on our three core focuses: Personal and Biblical Foundations, Leadership, and Missions. Students receive 15 class hours each week, hearing from phenomenal speakers and pastors on subjects ranging from intimacy with God to leadership and cross-cultural evangelism.

 

The Kairos classroom is very interactive and our students learn from a variety of teaching styles. Our class sizes are smaller, which fosters an interactive environment through large group discussions, small group discussions, and time for personal reflection and response. Our goal in the classroom is for our students to be transformed through application of what is being taught.

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Kairos is blessed to have relationships with many gifted and passionate teachers. Our Kairos classes are taught by Reign Ministries staff, pastors, missionaries, authors, and ministry leaders.

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All of the Kairos Discipleship School Staff are full-time with Reign Ministries and raise their own support to work with Kairos. The staff of Kairos have dedicated themselves to student development and discipleship. We also often have interns, usually previous Kairos graduates, to assist the staff. The Kairos Director oversees the staff and every aspect of the program.

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