The Kairos Course is a nine-session, interactive course on world Christian engagement, designed to educate, inspire and challenge Christians to active and meaningful participation.
The Kairos Course utilizes a variety of learning styles including group discussions, short lecture introduction, devotions, video teaching and student participation in specially designed activities.
Kairos looks at the four main areas which are the Biblical, Historical, Strategic and Cultural dimensions of world engagement.
The Kairos Course will be conducted in a weekly session on a Wednesday over seven weeks, culminating in a final session on a Saturday including a lunch together.
Kairos looks at four essential areas:
1. God’s Purpose and Plan
We will discover from the Bible, that mission lies at the center of all God’s concern.
God – The Bible is the story of His Glory
God’s Purpose – To re-conquer His usurped kingdom and reconcile the nations to himself
God’s Plan – To engage His chosen people in His world-wide mission of mercy.
2. Israel, The Covenant People
We will study God’s dealing with the nation of Israel in His desire to fulfill His purposes through them (and us!)
3. The Messiah, the Message & the Messengers
We will see that God’s concern for all nations is still His central purpose as we move into the New Testament.
4 . Expansion of the World Christian Movement
We trace the advance of Christianity from its beginning to the present day
5. Mission Strategy
We consider the place, value and nature of strategy in world Christian engagement.
6. The Task Remaining
We look at the task remaining and modern strategies and approaches today.
7. World Christian Teamwork
We look at the variety of exciting ways the whole church can and must get involved in accomplishing the Great Commission strategically.
Teaming Up with God – Becoming a World Christian and finding our role.
Teaming Up Locally – Active Local Church involvement in engaging the world
Teaming Up Globally – Partnership worldwide to fulfil the Great Commission.
8. Cross-Cultural Considerations
We address issues, in this chapter, on communicating the gospel cross-culturally. (Very important in our church, Amstelveen & Amsterdam).
The Kairos Course is designed to lay a solid foundation in the life of the believer and of the local church, in furthering the Great Commission.
From this foundation, exciting and meaningful engagement with the world, can result.