New Program Responds to Needs of Others
We are in the middle of a global pandemic, which means it can feel a bit odd to talk about new and exciting things happening within the Kairos Project. With wage subsidy programs, deferred deadlines for tax payments, and various subsidies for industries, several individuals, churches, non-profits, and businesses are surveying their options for weathering this season. Indeed, we are in the midst of paradigmatic change. As citizens of the Kingdom, we believe it is important to find ways to walk alongside those God places in our care. This is true on both an individual and institutional level.
Throughout the network of partners within Kairos, we are seeing people provide things like: telemental health services so people can continue meeting with counselors despite shelter-in-place orders, prayer and support for students who are losing jobs or facing challenges in their congregations, or help being extended to partners around the world.
In many ways, that desire to be responsive was the original catalyst behind the launch of the Kairos Project. In the very first article that Sioux Falls Seminary posted on the Project in 2014, Greg Henson shared that traditional approaches to education had, in many instances, created a system of theological education that was prohibitively expensive, lacked integration, and was disconnected from day-to-day life and ministry. The same had happened in Canada, which led to Taylor's commitment to join Kairos as a legacy partner.
In short, we sought to develop something that was affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful.
Over the past two weeks, we have shared a few articles about this exciting endeavor. First we announced our union with Sioux Falls Seminary and then a launch of a global network of theological education. Today we continue to share about what God is doing and how we are responding to those around us.
Beginning this fall, students will be able to pursue undergraduate degrees through the Kairos Project that are accredited by the same organization that accredits degrees for places like Ohio State University, University of Notre Dame, and others. We will share much more about the program next week, but allow us to share a few highlights today.
1) The program can be completed from anywhere in the world.
2) Tuition is $300 USD/month - this means the cost of tuition will be nearly 25% lower than the average price of a bachelor's degree in Canada.
Come back next week to hear more about the program's design, the unique opportunities it provides, and how you can join us as we lean into this new initiative. If you'd like to read a bit more today, feel free to jump over to Sioux Falls Seminary's website. They posted an article here.