Bachelor of Arts in Leadership

A transformational journey of discipleship focused on helping you develop vocational excellence in your current or desired context – all on your time and from wherever you are.


Focus on your personal journey of leadership development in your chosen vocation and build upon your exploration and growth.


With an emphasis on helping you discern your professional goals and/or develop excellence in leadership, this program is designed for maximum flexibility. You will be prepared to flourish in your chosen vocation and to engage in further study at the master’s or doctoral level. The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership is a pilot-program, and enrollment is limited.

Through our unique blended degree track, you can complete a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and a Master of Arts in Leadership in as little as four years. Or through our degree completion track, you can utilize previous coursework and prior learning to complete your Bachelor of Arts in Leadership in as little as a year as you prepare for master’s-level study. These degree tracks also have limited enrollment.



Only $300/month




From anywhere




Customized for you




Stay rooted in Christ


Why pursue a Bachelor of Arts with Kairos?

By inviting Kairos to walk on this journey with you, you’re seizing a unique opportunity to deepen your faith while simultaneously developing the content, character, and craft to flourish in your vocation. You’ll develop a mentor team that walks with you throughout the entire program. And then, we will invite you to integrate discipleship, vocational excellence, and proficiency learning.


Program Breakdown

The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership is 120 credit hours and consists of the following courses:


General Education Core

Starting Well (3)

Continuing Well (3)

Life Skills I: Personal Finance (3)

Life Skills II: Critical Thinking (3)

Research and Communication I:
Research Skills (3)

Research and Communication II:
Written Communication (3)

Understanding and Working with Others I:
Exploring Psychology (3)

Understanding and Working with Others II:
Exploring Sociology (3)

Context and Culture I: Exploring Culture  (3)

Context and Culture II: Exploring Context (3)


Personal Development Core

Contextual Project I (3)*

Contextual Project II (3)*

Vocational Project I (3)

Vocational Project II (3)

Personal Initiative I (3)

Personal Initiative II (3)

Context for Vocation I (3)

Context for Vocation II (3)

Context and Interpretation I (3)

Context and Interpretation II (3)

Reflection in Community: BA I (3)*

Reflection in Community: BA II (3)*

Knowing Yourself I (3)

Knowing Yourself II (3)


Leadership Major Courses

Vocation I (3)

Vocation II (3)

Learning and Thinking Skills I (3)

Learning and Thinking Skills II (3)

Exploring the Field I (3)

Exploring the Field II (3)

Historical Imagination I (3)

Historical Imagination II (3)

Exploring Frameworks I (3)*

Exploring Frameworks II (3)*

Resource Review I (3)

Resource Review II (3)

Imbricating Disciplines I (3)*

Imbricating Disciplines II (3)*

Integrated Practice I (3)*

Integrated Practice II (3)*


*Master’s-Level Integration
The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership can integrate with the Master of Arts in Leadership program. The first 30 hours at the master’s level also count for the corresponding BA courses.

A 60-credit Associate of Arts consists of 8 General Education courses (24 cr.), 6 Personal Development courses (18 cr.), and 6 major courses (18 cr.). Course of study available by request.

The Mentor Team

Mentors commit themselves to the student’s full educational process. Beyond evaluators and supporters, mentors commit themselves to being co-learners with students. Such effort takes a considerable investment of time and energy and they make this commitment in order to steward your journey of discipleship and to help you flourish in your vocation.

Faculty Mentor

Faculty mentors are approved members of the Kairos faculty. Obviously, all faculty mentors are acquainted with academic standards and scholarly research. More importantly, they are skilled integrationists who have a desire to help students deepen their faith and flourish in their chosen vocations. Kairos assigns a faculty mentor to serve on each team.

Vocational Mentor

Vocational mentors are aware of and often active in the student’s current context and/or role. In most cases, this means that vocational mentors are supervisors, leaders, experienced colleagues, or others familiar with or connected to the context and its requirements. Students are empowered to identify and invite the vocational mentor who will serve on their team.

Personal Mentor

Personal mentors are confidants or individuals from whom students wish to learn. They must have, or be willing to develop, a close relationship with the student. The personal mentor is able to provide spiritual companionship because he or she is rooted in faith and understands the Christian life. Students are empowered to identify and invite the personal mentor who will serve on their team.

Program Overview

While engaged in this program, you will walk with a mentor team through the following:

Contextual Projects

Throughout the program, you have the opportunity to work with your mentor team to design learning experiences that are entirely shaped by what you are doing (or will do) in your current or desired vocational context. Are you leading others? Launching a business? Then use that in your program! Are you aspiring to lead a non-profit? Manage a business? Then use that in your program! If an experience or project is connected to what it means to flourish in your vocation, then use it to make progress in your program!

Customized Learning Experiences

Learning experiences in Kairos are built around an invitation for you to explore some aspect of your vocation, Christian thought and practice, or the human experience. You have the opportunity to progress through these learning experiences in the way that is most helpful to you in your context and vocation. You also have the opportunity to work with faculty members to create entirely new or customized learning experiences that help you develop vocational excellence and expertise. Learn more about customized learning here.

Reflection in Community Sessions

Many students count the small group Reflection in Community Sessions as a highlight of their time in Kairos. As a key part of the Kairos journey, these sessions are required for several programs. They include peer-to-peer dialogue around real-life situations. 


Course of Study

Maximize your journey through the program as you engage in courses and learning experiences that will help you discern your professional goals and develop excellence in leadership. A sample course of study showing how you can progress through the  program is coming soon!


Get Started

We’d love to help you discern if this is the next best step for you. Start a conversation with us today or check out our “Discerning Your Calling” step-by-step guide.

Ready to move forward? Here are a few things you’ll need to get started (more details in the catalog).

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (and high school diploma for bachelor’s students) for all bachelor’s, graduate certificate in theological studies, master’s, and doctoral students.
  • On a case-by-case basis, certificate of completion for Training in Spiritual Direction students may be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (or 3.0 for PhD, ThD, DPC, DMin, MACO, & MAMFT applicants).
  • A completed application for admission and all admissions materials.