The role of a full-time student
could be reimagined?


How Kairos Works

Theological Education, Ministry, and Life

While the definition of a full-time student can vary from school to school, definitions are based on the number of credit hours a student completes in a given term.

That number of credits tends to move between 9 and 15  and is traditionally connected to the number of hours a student spends in a classroom.

When added to the myriad of things clamoring for an individual’s time, the life of a traditional full-time student can be hectic and difficult to maintain without becoming burned out. The disintegrated nature of theological education has developed a system in which theological education is something that is added on rather than integrated into a student’s life and ministry. Given this reality, it is not surprising that the Master of Divinity graduation rate for the “industry” could be around 41%. Is there a better way for students to graduate in a reasonable period of time without burnout?

A New Definition of Being a Full-Time Student

Every student at Kairos University is a full-time student. However, they are not full-time students in the traditional sense.

Again, a traditional full-time student spends 12-15 hours per week in a classroom and then participates in ministry, work, and life outside of seminary. In the Kairos Project, your personal development is fully integrated into your life and ministry. Class simply functions differently in this new paradigm. You are required to have a concurrent and continual vocational context while earning your degree. That context is intentionally integrated into your progression toward the specific outcomes of your degree program. Rather than theological education being added onto your life, the journey of theological education is woven throughout the experiences of your life and ministry.

Students Thriving in Their Ministry

Morgan is a student life pastor from the Midwest with a desire to gain deeper biblical depth and to apply it to his pastoral role and his life. The Kairos Project has been a great opportunity for this.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear it from him directly!

Ready to redefine your future?

Biblical study, ministry reflection, practical application, and spiritual formation should be a part of your daily life.

Kairos University provides a framework to guide in your development while you participate in God’s kingdom mission. Because it is not built around the chronological progression through courses, Kairos provides you with the opportunity to dive deeply into topics, discussions, and learning experiences that are relevant to your current or future vocational context. Explore what this might mean for you!

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