All our learning experiences will strive to be wholistic, experiential, and interactive. We will generally use our morning block to learn from experts, from writings, and from reflection on experiences. Topics will include:
- Spiritual disciplines
- Ministry and giftedness
- Justice issues
- Creation care
Participants who complete Kurios may be awarded entrance credit by select colleges.
Afternoons will include space to work on our learning activities and assignments, our ministry skills and activities, and our acts of service to one another and others outside our community.
Kurios participants will actively seek to identify their spiritual gifts through experimentation. We will create space and resources to assist participants as they pursue areas where they feel God has uniquely created them to be difference-makers in the lives of others.
As a community, we will share responsibility for the various “tasks of life”, such as preparing meals and cleaning the shared spaces we use.
Afternoons will also block out time for physical activity/exercise, with participants setting goals and choosing how they intend to develop habits for their physical health.
Living in community brings many opportunities to enjoy God, our world, and each other. We will talk about “re-creation” instead of “entertainment” and help participants understand the difference. Evenings at Kurios will create space for playing.
While at our “home base” at Gull Lake Centre, participants will take advantage of many opportunities for re-creation, including use of the full size gymnasium, climbing wall, and games area. Outdoor re-creation includes walking, biking, skating, hockey, snow-shoeing, and others.
Participants will also plan off-site trips, movie nights, tournaments, and whatever other great ideas they can dream up. We will work hard to make sure the 14 week experience of living in a rural setting remains freeing rather than isolating.
Our travel times will also include opportunities to discover and enjoy all that God has created for us as we visit and enjoy cities across Western Canada, and the many beautiful stops along the way.