What does Kairos do? Through programs, retreats, and involvement in the ministries we serve, Kairos provides multiple opportunities for the full conversion of youth.
We also provide resources and training for youth, youth workers, and college outreach workers and supervisors. Lastly, we assist Christian leaders in developing and valuing strong youth programs.
For a more detailed look at our work, please read below. Thanks for your interest in our ministry!
>>MINISTRIES WE SERVE
Mission Trips: A summer missionary adventure thattakes high schoolers out of their normal lives and provides them with an opportunity to serve the poor and needy in a foreign land. These trips are challenging, spiritually formative, and character-building. [Link]
Detroit Summer Outreach (DSO): Through communal living, sacrificing certain luxuries, and receiving training in youth work and urban issues, this inner-city summer internship aims to teach its university-aged participants to lead lives poured out in mission for Christ. DSO is produced by YouthWorks-Detroit.
Standing in the Gap Program: A year set apart for a life set apart, the GAP program is an intense internship program for young adults from Kairos outreaches around the world. It is a year of missionary service, Christian formation, and life within a committed Christian community. [Link]
The Y.E.S. Retreat: YES! (Youth Equipped to Stand) is a weekend retreat aimed at bringing high school students into deeper contact with the Lord and helping them enter into charismatic worship more fully. This weekend also serves as a good training and service opportunity for university students who staff the retreat. [Link]
Ministries We Serve
YouthWorks Detroit: An inner-city ministry in Detroit, MI. YouthWorks equips young people to love God and others through a life of Christian service and leadership. YouthWorks serves as a bridge, uniting Christians from different cultures and traditions. It serves not only the at-risk-youth and poor who participate in its programs, but also the volunteers who staff this ministry. It offers opportunities for individuals and groups to participate in short-term mission trips and for young adults to spend the summer interning in its Detroit Summer Outreach program. [Link]
University Christian Outreach (UCO): A college-aged ecumenical Christian group providing an environment for spiritual growth through worship, community, and radical discipleship. UCO also stresses evangelism, Christian unity, service, and learning and living the core truths of the Christian faith. [Link]
St Paul’s Outreach (SPO): An evangelistic Catholic campus ministry which serves university students on public and private campuses across the country. The mission of Saint Paul’s Outreach is to actively invite college students to a life of Christian discipleship. It does this by creating vibrant, faith-filled environments that challenge students to deepen their relationships with Christ in the fullness of the Catholic Church. [Link]
Kairos Youth Culture Newsletter: A monthly newsletter that teaches about youth and youth culture: updating parents and youth workers on some of the main people and trends affecting youth; advancing ideas, programs, and useful tools that can help in caring well for teenagers; and giving background informing on the development and history of youth culture. [Link]
iPray: A series of MP3 tracks meant to guide and assist a young person in having a daily 15 minute prayer time, these recordings consist of worship music, chanted Psalms, guided sections of intercession, repentance, thanksgiving and a short meditation. [Link]
Kairos-Media: An online media portal, Kairos Media seeks to provide a safe place for members of the Kairos community around the world to upload, watch, and share media over a secure and supervised website. [Link]
The Campus Outreach Academy (COA) and School of New Evangelization (SNE): A week and a half of intensive training, powerful prayer, and deep fellowship, these outreach-training seminars equip college-aged youth with the vision, skills, and strategies to become effective disciples, missionaries and outreach leaders. They give students Christian formation, training for leadership, and relationships with other radical disciples. [COA Link]