November 8, 2021
by Greg Henson, President
Kairos University is one of the largest and most diverse networks of competency-based theological education (CBTE) in the world. With that comes several wonderful blessings – exposure to the amazing ways God is working in and through the people of God all around the world, affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful education, new opportunities for engaging in transformational journeys of discipleship, and much more.
If we are honest, however, it also comes with a few challenges! The processes, systems, underlying principles, and practices that students, mentors, partners, and faculty across the Kairos community utilize are quite different than what people would experience within most other university structures. With flexibility and innovation, comes an opportunity to engage in a new way of being.
Over the years, we have seen students, mentors, faculty, and partners flourish in new and profound ways. There are stories of God opening doors to theological education that were once closed; Kingdom ministry happening in nations that have historically been closed; churches being planted; business practices being transformed – and much more. At the same time, we have seen people ask a lot of questions!
Those questions are the catalyst for our next series of blog posts.
Over the next several weeks, we are going to highlight a few of the common questions (or categories of questions) that often arise. Some of these posts will focus on very practical activities (e.g., how to use the learning experience library or learning experience schedule on Pathwright) while others will focus on program details, tools, resources, or ways of thinking that can be helpful for members within the community (e.g., the role of a vocational mentor or how to think about learning experiences in the context of Kairos). Along the way, we will also share some of the stories of how God is opening doors and transforming lives and communities.
As we go through this series, feel free to ask questions along the way or make suggestions on topics that would be helpful discuss. You can do this by emailing [email protected].