Kairos Discipleship school

kairos Discipleship School

A 6-month program that will give you the skills you need to impact this world.

Now accepting applications for 2023-2024!

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We realize that finding your purpose can be overwhelming. Why not press pause and take a break from the pressures of life while you soak in the community, spiritual transformation, and adventure that Kairos Discipleship School offers? If you are a young adult (age 18-26), our 6 month program will help you to grow in your faith, give you opportunities to impact the world for Christ, and gain hands-on leadership opportunities through serving in a church, outdoor excursions, and an international mission trip. After Kairos, you will be adequately prepared to continue the amazing journey of your life.


We’ll play together, pray together, and share life with Christ together. Discipleship happens in Kairos within the context of dynamic teachings, small groups, and shared experiences.


You will have opportunities to learn about and develop biblical leadership skills both in the Kairos classroom as well as in the real world.


We believe missions isn’t something we just “do.” It’s a lifestyle! Our mission focus can be summed up in one statement: HERE (local community outreach), NEAR (stateside trip), and FAR (international mission trip).


Community is a pretty big deal at Kairos. You could say it is one of our foundational values. You will experience the challenges and joys of living and growing together in a dynamic, Christ-centered community with other students and leaders alike.


We use exciting outdoor activities to learn about leadership, relationships, and God Himself. You’ll be hiking, camping, and traveling the world.


Kairos is located in the diverse, vibrant city of Minneapolis. If you have a passion for the nations, Minneapolis is the place for you. Combining art, diverse cultures, outdoor adventure, and a biblical foundation, Kairos is a unique gap year experience.

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future Students

Transitioning to new stages of life can be challenging. Whatever season of life you're in, take a moment to prepare yourself for what could lie ahead.

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This diverse city is filled with opportunities to learn different cultures and explore the arts and outdoors, making the most ideal school location.

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What is holding you back? Today is the day you can decide to take a gap year and explore!

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alumni testimonies

"This year God taught me that He is life and that Jesus is at the center of everything. I've learned what it looks like to live with the truth that there is nothing outside of God and His will as my foundation."

Class of 2019

"KAIROS has utterly metamorphosed my whole understanding of Christianity and what it means to be a Christ follower. Before signing up, I almost walked away from my faith. But now, I can't wait to serve God and to see what He has in store for my life!"

Class of 2019

"Through Kairos, I've learned to trust in God. I've learned to put aside what I think I knew about Him and let Him show me who He really is. Kairos is about being transformed by God: your character, your heart, and your mindset are being changed day by day even when you are not aware of it. I would say if you come to Kairos, you will be starting a great adventure with God."

‍Class of 2017