Now that you’ve taken action, we wanted to share some exciting news.
The Kairos Best Practices Guide is just part of a new initiative we are undertaking here at Ascension to help Kairos leaders optimize their retreats and transform the lives of even more young people.
We know how hard it is to get kids these days to focus.
With our Kairos resources, we want to give you tools to help capture and hold their focus during their retreat, and give them something to hold onto that reminds them of Kairos after their retreat has ended.
Christ is at the center of your Kairos retreat. The different talks, activities, and elements of the students' time all point to him.
We designed our Kairos Pens and Kairos Bags to subtly point your students back to the reason for their retreat.
These small touch points reinforce your message to your retreatants and contribute to the overall Kairos experience.
The Kairos Student Notebook
The central artifact of your students' Kairos retreat is their notebook.
If that notebook is indistinguishable from all the other notebooks in their lives, what does that say about their retreat experience? We want to tell them that this experience changes them. We want them to be different when they come home.
Our Kairos Student Notebook helps you convey that. This notebook is designed specifically for Kairos. It isn’t the marble notebook they use in biology, history, or Spanish class.
Imagine for a moment...
On the second day of their retreat, your students will find a quiet place at the retreat center—maybe it’s an old stone wall overlooking a corn field, maybe it’s the base of an oak tree, maybe it’s the chapel.
They’ll get comfortable, close their eyes, and pray. They’ll turn their ear to the voice of Jesus, perhaps for the first time ever. And because our God is faithful, he will speak.
Their notebook is where they’ll write what Jesus says to them in that moment.
Looking back years later, the words they heard that day will seem unreal. Perhaps they imagined it. Perhaps they fooled themselves into thinking it was real.
The only proof they have that it happened is there in their Kairos notebook. Their own words, testifying to themselves that God is real and he spoke to them.
You see . . . a Kairos notebook is a powerful thing.
It’s a testament of God’s presence in the particular life of that person.
It’s the first email you sent to the woman who later became your wife.
It’s the note you passed to the girl who sat next to you in fourth grade, who is still your best friend thirty years later.
A Kairos notebook is the documentation of the beginning of a relationship. And not just any relationship. The most important relationship in any of our lives. It isn’t the sort of thing you want to get lost among the stacks of other marble copybooks littering a locker or bookshelf.
The Kairos Student Notebook stands out.
It’s designed to provide room for journaling, for taking notes, for jotting down the line that impacted them during a talk, for plotting the points on their life graph, and for doodling (for the artistic types).
It guides them as they invite Christ into their hearts, and it records their thoughts along the way.
Today, we’re inviting you to take the next step in making your Kairos the best it can be.
So upgrade your Kairos retreat this year and place your order for Kairos Student Notebooks today.