Fall Gathering Offered In Person and Online

September 19, 2022

Gatherings and case studies are a key part of the Kairos journey for students, and the highly-contextual model of learning in Kairos is intimately tied to them. They provide students and mentors with the opportunity to gather for an intensive time of learning, encouragement, and theological reflection.  With segments of dynamic learning, instructor-to-student interaction, and peer-to-peer dialogue, gatherings are integral to building community and connections.

The upcoming October 17-20, 2022, gathering will offer even more options for students to connect with one another and learn together. That’s because, for the first time, it will be open for both in-person attendance in Sioux Falls, SD, and for joining sessions online.

Up until March 2020, Kairos gatherings had been offered with in-person attendance options only. Then, as a result of the pandemic, gatherings shifted to an online-only format using Zoom. The shift to the online format made it possible for many more students and mentors to participate in gatherings and case studies. It also created opportunities for more relevant workshop offerings and collaboration with partners.

The fall gathering brings the benefits of both formats together. Whether students and mentors travel to Sioux Falls or participate together in the sessions online, the Kairos community will come together for worship and to explore how to serve the individuals that God places in their care. The week will include:

  • Community-wide opening worship;
  • Opportunities to interact with peers, faculty, and mentors;
  • Plenary sessions for bachelor’s and master’s students;
  • Case studies for bachelor’s and master’s students;
  • Doctor of Ministry seminar (October 18-20 – online only);
  • ThD residency (October 18-20 – Sioux Falls only).

We are excited about what God has in store for the first on-site and online gathering and are thankful for the opportunity to continue meeting, learning, and growing together!

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