The Kairos Project only exists because of its partners. In recent blogs, we have shared some of the stories regarding our institutional partners. Today, we are shifting our focus to some the "behind the scenes" partners to the day-in, day-out workings of the Kairos Project: the mentor teams! Each student journeys through the Kairos Project alongside mentors.
Commencement is a time of celebration, reflection, and anticipation. Typically, the seminary community, family, and friends come together at the end of the spring semester to recognize graduates at the annual commencement service. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding new and creative ways to celebrate the class of 2020.
Over the past few weeks, we have shared a few articles about the future of Kairos. It has been fun to see what God is doing in and through this fresh expression of collaboration and partnership! Today we are going to take a look at one more exciting aspect of the unique union of schools we announced a few weeks ago. This weekend, we will host a board meeting.
As the Kairos Project continues to expand around the world, we are always looking for ways to continue making the journey of discipleship affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. Today, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership that will greatly enhance the quality and accessibility of theological resources for those engaged in Kairos.
We have been talking about a new future that creates a first-of-its kind system of theological education in North America, an affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful undergraduate degree, and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy that is COAMFTE accredited and integrates psychology and theology.
Most people who interact with the seminary are surprised to learn that one of the most significant aspects of our ministry is the work we do with families, couples, and individuals through Sioux Falls Psychological Services. The seminary serves thousands by meeting them where they are and offering them hope.
Last week, we shared a bit about how the undergraduate degree we are launching came about as a response to the needs of others. We didn't create it because we were seeking more students or to expand our reach as an institution. On the contrary, we shied away from creating the program.
We're in the middle of a global pandemic, which means it can feel a bit odd to talk about new and exciting things happening within Kairos. As I write this, several small businesses are completing their applications for loans made available through the CARES Act. Several seminaries and churches are doing the same.
Today, we are excited to announce the next chapter of the Kairos Project. By God’s grace, what began as an experiment in 2014 has become a global network of theological education! Joining the union of Taylor and Sioux Falls Seminaries announced last week are Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA and Biblical Life Institute in Freeport, PA.
Union of Taylor Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary - Taylor Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary are stepping boldly into the future of theological education by coming together to create a first-of-its-kind, bi-national system of theological education. After nearly five years of ever-deepening partnership, the schools are entering a formal union.