March 30, 2020
Today, we are excited to announce the next chapter of the Kairos Project. By God’s grace, what began as an experiment in 2014 has become a global network of theological education! Joining the union of Taylor and Sioux Falls Seminaries announced last week are Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA and Biblical Life Institute (BLI) in Freeport, PA.
In this formal union all schools will come together to be governed by the same board and will share one accreditation, one staff, one faculty, and one mission. At the same time, we will honor the history and heritage of each institution. Each school, with its new partners, will continue accomplishing what it always has, which is preparing men and women for service in the kingdom of God. Instead of going into the future alone, the schools will be co-laborers in God’s vineyard as they leverage the Kairos Project to offer affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful theological education around the world.
By coming together, the schools will be larger than 90% of the accredited seminaries in North America with students originating from six continents and over 40 different denominations, programs in multiple languages, the second largest military chaplain program in the United States, and degree programs ranging from associates and bachelor degrees to research doctoral degrees.
Over the past 18 months, as this union has been coming together, much work has been put into enhancing the ways that partners can participate in the Kairos Project. As a result, as the next chapter begins today, there are already 35 affiliate partner organizations who are a part of Kairos. As legacy partners, Taylor, Sioux Falls, Evangelical, and BLI have combined their resources to expand what is possible through Kairos.
Going forward, the Kairos Project will offer innovative approaches to collaboration that will empower partners from around the world to develop servants for participation in the Kingdom mission. Comprised of schools, churches, ministries, and other kingdom-minded organizations, Kairos will share resources, ideas, and learning in order to make the Christ-centered development of people more affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful.
Over the coming weeks, we will continue to post exciting news about this momentous announcement – including information about a bachelor’s degree that costs only $300 per month, a counseling degree that can be completed from anywhere in North America, a first-of-its-kind Doctor of Theology program, a military chaplain program that is creating new pathways for students, a library with over 600,000 volumes, and an opportunity to THRiVE! in ministry.