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Our Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is to see every student at KSU become a Christ-centered laborer.

Kairos KSU is the name for our vision. Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the “right opportunity.” It is found in the parable of the sower. Jesus uses an agricultural metaphor to illustrate how God saves and preserves his people.

“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.”
– Luke 8:11-15 (ESV)

Kairos is used in the passage to describe the “time of testing” in a person’s life when they fall away after hearing the gospel. This describes many of the students at KSU. Many come from conservative, Christian backgrounds. But, after four years of testing, many fall away never to return to the Christian faith again. Our goal is to seize this four-year window, this opportune time when 25,000 college students will be making many of the biggest decisions of their lives, and give every student an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel, lay down deep roots in the soil of a gospel-saturated community, and bear fruit for the Lord.

Another way of putting it is that we want every student at KSU to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. Before Jesus ascended he told his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:16-20). Therefore, our organizational hope is that every lost student would be turned into a Christ-centered laborer.

We see discipleship as the process of moving every person along the “lost to laborer” spectrum of resisting, questioning, trusting, growing, serving, and going.

We desire that every student on campus would…

  • Find Christ in their own way (Mark 5:1-20, John 4, Acts 8:26-40, Acts 17:16-34)
  • Abide in Jesus Christ and bear fruit (John 15:1-11)
  • See the gospel as central to life and ministry (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Galatians 6:14, Colossians 1:3-6)
  • Become a missionary [in whatever context God puts them in] (John 20:21, Matthew 4:19, Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Immerse themselves with a specific people and place on campus (1 Corinthians 9:20-23)
  • Boldly and intentionally encounter lost friends (Luke 7:34; Acts 16:20; 17:6)
  • Die to self, live for God (Luke 9:23, Ephesians 2:8-10)
  • Demonstrate sacrificial love (John 15:12- 17; 1 John 4:19-21)
  • Grow spiritually in community (Acts 2:42-45; Philippians 1:27)
  • Be committed to the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:14-17; Acts 2:42)
  • Be personally equipped to share the gospel (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  • Be dependent on and filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 4:8, 31; 13:9)

How will we accomplish this vision? Check out Our Mission.

Also, be sure to check out our Core Values in order to see what drives us to do what we do.

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