Closing the Kairos Chapter

For the last 20 years, Kairos has been a place where intentional discipleship has changed the lives of over 200 students who have been enrolled in our program from 2003-2023. 

So it is with great sadness that we announce the end of Kairos. 

Kairos was to Reign what it was to each student who passed through our doors, “a unique time and place in history never to be offered again”. The season of Kairos has shifted in the way only God can. 

Although doors are closing and life is shifting for many, the legacy of Kairos continues. 208 students and 31 staff have participated in Kairos Discipleship School since it first began. We praise God for all He has done in the lives of staff and students through the Kairos program.

I know I speak for many when I express my gratitude for Erika and Kairos over the years. I came to Kairos during a time in my life when I was directionless and overwhelmed by the plethora of choices before me regarding my future. It was through venerable speakers such as Wick Neese speaking on destiny or witnessing the faithfulness of various staff that gave me the space to breathe and seek the Lord. That year, I not only made lifelong friends and gained spiritual wisdom, but I also began to be at peace with my unknown future. It took the pressure off and helped me prioritize what was most important - my relationship with God.

Kairos was the beginning of a beautiful season in my life that has led me straight to joining staff here with Reign Ministries.

I stand with Erika, Tim, Hannah, and others at Reign as we grieve this loss. Our dreams and hopes were high for the future of Kairos, and perhaps God intends to bring it back in a new way down the line, but for now, He’s made it clear that this is the path we all should take. 

When Kairos first started, there was a lack of opportunities for young adults to commit a season of growing intentionally in their faith or interning within a ministry. Now, there are more than can be counted through large organizations and churches. And with Erika stepping down and into a new season of life for her and her family (of which we are so excited for her), it has brought Reign to this decision. The decision wasn’t easy or taken lightly, but God’s will was clear.

Seasons change, but God remains the same. We look to Him and trust in His timing and provision as we say goodbye to Kairos. We know that His hand is in this transition and praise Him for all the years of fruitful ministry and the blessing it was to play a part in the ministry of Kairos. 

So, although I grieve this loss, I look forward to what God will do amidst the changes not only with Kairos but within Reign as well.

Isaiah 43:19

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."

We want to thank Erika Zimmerman for her leadership, service, and passion during the twenty years she served with Kairos. Kairos truly was what it was, thanks to Erika. She was a role model to many and exemplified steadfast faithfulness not only in her personal life as she sought God but also in ministry during the highs and lows. 

We want to thank Reign Ministries for hosting Kairos and allowing the vision to flourish. Reign gave us the space to follow God’s leading and direction. Hearts were ignited and Christ was made known. Lives were touched and hearts transformed. 

And thank you to every person who supported, encouraged, served, and sacrificed for Kairos. Your prayers, your giving, and your love have meant so much to every person impacted by your seen or unseen help. Thank you for being vessels that the Lord used to bless this ministry.

On behalf of Kairos, 

Beka Kopenski

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