A CBWC Gap Year Experience

Kurios (koo’-re-os) is the Greek word for Lord, which means master and ruler.
This experience is all about “kurios-ity”: seeking Jesus together and pursuing Him as Lord of all.
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Experience 7 Weeks in Beautiful Costa Rica

Travel expands our understanding of the world and its people and creates opportunity for significant life change.  Oh, and it's really fun too.  During our time in Costa Rica we will live, learn, serve, explore and worship among, and with, the local "Ticos". Here is a glimpse at the plans we are working on:


While in Costa Rica, KURIOS is partnering with Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) and will be hosted by two of their incredible field staff David and Suzannah Nacho.  We will be living primarily in three locations: San Jose (inland), Samara (coastal), and at a Baptist Camp (just outside of San Jose).  Plans are underway for each participant to experience a 1-2 week home stay with a Costa Rican family as well.


Local instructors will be guiding participants through one module of the CETI Program (Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies) focused on the Church.  We will be challenged to broaden our understanding of who the people of God are, and are to be, as we study the church from a Latin American perspective and integrate that with our understanding.  There will be countless other learning opportunities along the way.


Here are just a few of the many serving opportunities we are exploring for KURIOS participants in Costa Rica:


We will be privileged to worship alongside many different churches and ministries during the 7 weeks.  This will include Sunday services, youth group gatherings, community events and more.


Costa Rica combines vast natural beauty and vibrant culture.  Participants will feel like they've experienced the "real" Costa Rica by the end of the 7 weeks.  Our local hosts are planning guided day trips and overnight adventures including things like:


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What's Next

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you about anything relating to Kurios.

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Complete an online application to begin your Kurios experience right now.

Once your online application is received, our staff will contact you to schedule a conversation about the next steps toward beginning your Kurios journey.

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Partner With Kurios

Kurios is currently recruiting a prayer team that will meet monthly (live over a computer connection), and spend dedicated time once per week to both listen and ask. If you are interested, fill in the Get in Touch form, and we will be in touch with you. Our first prayer request is for 24 participants in our Gap Year Program.

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