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Our History

International History

1989-90 Mission Awareness conferences in the southern Philippines drew the Filipino church’s attention to the millions of individuals in unreached people groups within their own country. While the response to this challenge was overwhelmingly positive, the lack of education and understanding in cross-cultural missions was a major obstacle.

1994  The introduction of the Condensed World Mission Course in Butuan City in the southern Philippines produced by Living Springs International.

The course was based on Dr Jonathan Lewis’ three-volume ‘World Mission Book’ and focusing on four major areas of mission concern – Biblical, Historical, Strategic and Cultural. Much of this was taken from ‘Perspectives on the World Christian Movement’, a study course produced by the Institute for International Studies at the US Center for World Mission.

2000 Max Chismon, director of Living Springs International in Butuan City, founded the Kairos course.  It underwent a number of revisions over the following 12 years as the Kairos Movement flourished.

2012 The 4th Edition of Kairos was published.

Twenty one years on, the Kairos Course is on offer in almost 100 countries and translated into over 40 languages. For many Christians it has been a significant factor in understanding God’s heart for the nations, mobilising God’s people to mission at home and overseas.

2015 Living Springs International transitioned into Simply Mobilizing International (SMI) and a new movement was launched introducing new products and programmes designed to help the church worldwide reach its potential to reap the greatest harvest ever in this generation.

In this video, Linda Harding takes us through her journey with Kairos and the birth of Kairos in the UK.

 

                  

Osaka, Japan 1999       Butuan City, Philippines 2000          1st Kairos Course in Leeds, UK 2000