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A Christian 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.
Come to Jasper! Applications open for 2024-25 year! Apply Today!
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Come to Jasper! Applications open for 2024-25 year! Apply Today!

2024-2025 Participant fee - $7,500*

(*the actual cost per participant exceeds $20,000.  We have been able to offer a greatly reduced fee because of the generosity of donors)

What the fee covers:

  • Accommodation
  • Food 
  • Course costs 
  • BC/SK/MB Road Trips 
  • Canadian Outdoor Adventure Trips 
  • Program Costs (overhead, like insurance and staffing and transportation etc... 

What the fee does not cover:

  • 5 week Guatemala experience (see below)
  • Transportation costs associated with traveling to/from KURIOS at the beginning and end of each term
  • ~5-6 textbooks (applicants can choose inexpensive digital versions or physical copies; a list will be provided; about $250)
  • Non-essentials such as souvenirs, etc.

2024-2025 Guatemala fundraising - $4,000

We expect our 5 week experience in Guatemala to cost $4,000 (actual amount will depend on flight costs at the time). We will work with participants to fund-raise* the entire amount, all of which is eligible for a charitable donation receipt from our partner, Canadian Baptist Ministries. Each participant is responsible to ensure the total amount is provided to CBM.  *Note: All of last year's participants fundraised the entire amount during their Kurios experience


if you feel called by god to kurios but cannot afford it, please contact our director steve to discuss your circumstances further.



Thanks to the generosity of individuals and organizations, KURIOS is able to significantly reduce the cost to participants!

Friends of KURIOS Bursary - Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and organizations, KURIOS is able to guarantee the first 16 accepted participants for 2024-2025 a $2,500 Bursary (This is already factored in to the $7500 cost per participant, the actual cost is $10,000 less this $2500 guaranteed bursary.)

Hopehill - Hopehill is an affordable housing community for maturing adults located in Vancouver, BC founded by the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.  Hopehill is committed to supporting KURIOS through on site training and service opportunities and are significant contributors to our Friends of KURIOS Bursary fund each year.

***NEW*** KURIOS CBWC CAMP STAFF BURSARY - This $1,000 bursary is available to anyone who serves as full-time camp staff during the the summer immediately preceding their Kurios experience.  To find out which camps are participating and how to apply click here (.pdf, 154KB)

CBWC Women's Bursary - The CBWC Women’s Bursary (established as a legacy of Women in Focus) aims to encourage growing faith among young women in the CBWC family.

In compliance with CRA, Kurios participants will receive a T4A for the total bursary amount.




Kurios began in 2020 with a vision of young adults seeking Jesus together and pursuing Him as Lord of all.

Thanks to the support of our community, we have been successful in funding the start of this new ministry.   We are building a community who can pull together to raise today’s leaders now.

If you would like details about our finances, please contact our Director [email protected]

All donations are eligible for a charitable donation tax receipt in Canada. Kurios is a ministry of Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, the donate buttons below will re-direct you to the CBWC donation portal. 100% of donations to Kurios through this portal go to fund Kurios.


Two great donation options (click below)***: 


The Program Fund is used for general KURIOS expenses.

The Bursary Fund is distributed to participants to lower their fees. 

***You will be redirected to the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada donation portal

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 committed to prayer, and deeply appreciates our community of praying partners. If you are interested in learning how to specifically prayer for Kurios, fill in the Get in Touch form, and we will be in touch with you.

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