Kairos Adventure Guides

The Guide program is the apex service opportunity within Kairos. Adventure Guides will be pushed outside their comfort zone and into real responsibility. The program is 2 months long, and designed for 18-22 year olds who have graduated from high school. Guides will spend their summer serving as staff on the Kairos summer trips and will act as big brothers and big sisters to participants. It will be a summer of growth, mission, and friendship.

  • Dates for men:  June 9 - August 11
  • Dates for women:  June 9 - July 27
  • Cost: $3,900 (this amount is fundraised and a $600 stipend is included)
  • Availability is limited: 2 men and 2 women


Application Process:
  • To get started, fill out this Application
  • Kairos Staff will reach out and schedule an interview
  • Within 2 weeks of your interview Kairos will send you an email letting you know our decision on your application
  • If you are offered a spot, you will have 2 weeks to either accept or reject the offer

The Kairos GAP Program

The Kairos GAP Program has been refreshed. High School graduates often find it helpful to take a year off, whether to experience a new community, grow in self-knowledge and discipleship, or to serve in a more significant way. The GAP Program provides just such an opportunity. Through service, formation, community, and more, Gappers will grow into men and women that impact the world for Christ! Taking a year off to be a Gapper can be intimidating, but we have seen time and again that doing a GAP year helps set a young person up for a life, not just of success, but of significance.

  • Dates: Early August 2024 to Mid-May 2025
  • Location: Lansing, Michigan
  • Cost: $2,500 (fundraising help is available)
  • Availability: 2 Men and 2 Women


Key Elements of the GAP Program

Pie chart that shows rough breakdown of time spent during GAP year

  • Work - Work a part time job, to cover living expenses and gain real life experience
  • Service - Serve in the Work of Christ, Kairos, and in the broader community
  • Formation - Receive formation through UCO and GAP Training
  • Community - Live deep and rich relationships
  • Trips and Retreats - Spur deeper growth through various trips and retreats


Are you interested to join the GAP Program? Let us know through our contact form