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Throughout the week students will be involved in a variety of activities. They will have daily classroom teaching Monday through Friday, spend time in worship and prayer and meet with their small group twice a week. They will also have individual weekly meetings with their small group leader, have opportunities to serve in a local church ministry, and, of course, have some time for fun large group activities.

As a part of Kairos Discipleship School, they will have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom by serving as an intern in the local church. This internship will consist of serving in either Jr. High, High School, or Children’s Ministries, alongside seasoned pastors and lay volunteers. Serving in this way will provide them with a healthy and consistent environment to put into practice what they are learning. Our hope is that as they gain new skills their level of appreciation for the local church will deepen.

Kairos is designed for student’s 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 and they want to take a gap year before going on to college and use it as a season 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 grow deeper and get ministry and leadership training. Some of our students know that they are called to full-time ministry or missions and they see Kairos as a launching pad for them. We also have students who don’t know where or what God is calling them to next.

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Your student can hope to gain a greater understanding of God, leading to a deeper relationship with Him, 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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Our model for discipleship is Christ! We desire to do life alongside our students and to meet one-on-one weekly to point them closer to God. We want to make disciples who will make more disciples!

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All of the Kairos Staff are full-time with Reign Ministries and raise support. They 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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Time alone with God in His Word, in prayer, and in worship are the cornerstones of Kairos. Students in Kairos develop godly relationships and teamwork as they learn, grow, serve, and play together. The Apostle Peter in 2 Peter 1:5 exhorted believers 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 they study under will also have this same passion, helping them put feet to the life-lessons they are learning. Throughout the week students will meet one-on-one with their staff-discipler as well as in their small group, to discuss all that they are learning and to pray that it becomes a living reality. We also want our students to discover their unique passions, gifting, and calling. One way to facilitate this is to expose them regularly to a variety of outreach opportunities. Whether it’s serving 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!

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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 around the world! Kairos creates real opportunities to build and advance the Kingdom of God, and throughout the Kairos program, our students are involved in multiple serving and mission opportunities. They also travel to the inner city of Los Angeles to serve the homeless. International missions include outreaches to Honduras or Costa Rica to share the Gospel and disciple new believers. Throughout the year, we also serve in our community by participating in local outreach and serving as interns in local churches to disciple teenagers.

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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 by the teachings 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 full-time Reign Ministries staff, pastors, missionaries, authors, and ministry leaders.

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You can advertise Kairos to your youth group by explaining the importance 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 ezimmerman@reignministries.org for more information.

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