Friends & Alumni
No institution can thrive and continue to offer quality education without the generosity of faithful alumni and friends. Being called to ministry is an exciting venture, but one that does not come without expense. You have the opportunity to play an integral part in the equipping of servant leaders who engage the mission of Jesus Christ.
Gatherings are a key part of the Kairos journey for students, and the highly-contextual model of learning in Kairos is intimately tied them. They provide students and mentors with the opportunity to gather for a week of learning, encouragement, and theological reflection. Gatherings are integral to building community and connections.
With the 2020-2021 academic year underway, one professor is beginning a new journey. Rev. Dr. Gary Strickland, who recently retired as Professor of Pastoral Care, taught students how to provide care and counseling to others, especially in some of life’s most challenging circumstances. He joined the faculty in July 2007.
We are excited to share a story about one of the newest Kairos partners, the Dinner Church Collective. Verlon and Melodee Fosner were serving in a prototypical small church in Seattle. They faced a problem that seemed all too common: their robust, storied 90-year-old church was dying a slow and quiet death.
We’ve spent several weeks talking about what it means to approach learning in a new way. This week, we look back at what we explored. We began our series with a few observations about standards of excellence. The first observation was about context. We observed that standards of excellence always assume a context.