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WHY KAIROS?

Affordable. Accessible. Relevant. Faithful.

When we launched the Kairos Project, our vision was to create something different.

We broke away from the dominant philosophy of education because it was crushing people under the burden of educational debt, tended to be inaccessible, was often prohibitively expensive, and had developed a reputation of being irrelevant. Nearly a decade later, with 4,000 students, partners, and mentors from over 30 countries and more than 70 denominations, the Kairos Project is one of the largest and most diverse accredited systems of competency-based theological education in the world.

It all started with discipleship.

4,000+

Students, Partners, and Mentors

30+

Countries

70+

Denominations

Did you catch that?

Discipleship is the guiding purpose.

Kairos is focused on meeting you where you are and walking alongside you as you discern where God is inviting you to be. We do not simply build degree programs that happen to also be from a Christian perspective. We crafted the Kairos Project to be a journey of discipleship that is affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful.

Affordable.

  • Affordable monthly tuition subscription
    No more wondering what your education is going to cost.
  • Debt free education
    Student borrowing in Kairos has dropped by over 96%.
  • No fees
    Your subscription covers almost everything…as it should be.

Pricing and Aid

Accessible.

  • Join the movement
    You can participate from anywhere around the world.
  • Programs at every level
    Degrees all the way from certificates to the doctoral level.
  • Opportunities for learning and mentoring
    Engage in learning for personal enrichment and formation.

Our Programs

Relevant.

  • Work with a mentor team
    Fully customize your journey of discipleship or follow a standard path.
  • Your context can be your classroom
    Develop proficiency as defined by your vocational context.
  • Not “one-size-fits-all”
    Pursue a deeper understanding of your theological tradition.

Is Kairos for me?

Faithful.

  • Understand your call and context
    Develop a deeper understanding of God’s work in the world and how you are invited to participate.
  • Study the Bible
    Discover the unshakeable truth of God’s word.
  • Journey with others
    Immerse yourself in a diverse community of Jesus followers.

What if…

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.

Vocational Mentor

Vocational mentors are intimately engaged 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.

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.

The Invitation to Integration

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.

Discipleship

  • Deepen your faith as you follow Jesus
  • Participate in a journey of discipleship and formation that invites you to embody the way of Jesus as citizen of the kingdom of God
  • Learn to integrate your faith and your vocation so that what you do is shaped by what it means to follow Jesus

Vocational Excellence

  • Develop skills across a wide array of disciplines (e.g. Bible, theology, ministry practice, leadership, spirituality, and more)
  • Learn to communicate effectively with the world around you
  • Be equipped for a variety of pastoral ministries (e.g. chaplaincy, military chaplaincy, church planting, mission, and more)

Mastery Learning

  • Develop patterns of thinking that reflect biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and vocational realities
  • Demonstrate your learning through a portfolio of learning that provides evidence of who you are, what you can do, and where you thrive
  • Learn in the context of real life situations rather than fabricated classroom experiences.

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