Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, most of the participants in Kaleo have full-time jobs. The classes are held in the evening, beginning at 6:30PM. The workshops are held one time per year on a Saturday to accommodate most work schedules. There is an overnight retreat at the beginning of the program which is held on Thursday afternoon through Friday; however, you will have these dates well in advance.
No! Kaleo is designed for believers who are currently leading others spiritually, actively serving in the church, and sense a calling to grow in their spiritual impact by using biblical leadership principles within their sphere of influence. This is not about working in a church – it’s about serving in the Kingdom.
A new group of Kaleo students will start every January, with graduation, following the 12-month term.
For Kaleo groups launching in 2018, tuition is $2,500, payable before classes begin. Books and resources, retreat and workshop expenses will be covered.
There will be limited additional expense. Some additional expenses may include activities you do together as a cadre outside of the scheduled classes, such as meals or fun events.
The total weekly time commitment, including the evening class, will be 10-12 hours. Our Kaleo classes are held weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 10:00pm, in Palm Beach Gardens. Additional weekly commitment includes 2-3 hours per week of homework, as well as 2-4 hours of active service within a ministry of the church. Kaleo will also include one Saturday workshop, one overnight retreat and a full day graduation celebration.
The following are prerequisites to begin the admissions process for Kaleo:
- Actively serving in a Christ Fellowship ministry for a minimum of one year
- Participation in a Life Group or equivalent Biblical community that nurtures spiritual accountability for a minimum of six months
- Exhibit core spiritual competencies and biblical literacy
An example of some of the spiritual competencies include:
- Understanding your identity in Christ
- Knowing and incorporating the spiritual disciplines
- Living principles of financial stewardship and generosity
- Good understanding of the foundational truths of the christian faith
- Knowing and using your spiritual gifting
- Leading other followers of Christ into spiritual health and maturity (disciple-making)
There are a variety of studies offered at each campus on these topics. You can search group study offerings by clicking here. We recommend you reach out to your campus’s Groups Pastor to find out which group and study is your next step.
The Kaleo application is online and available year-round. Please feel free to apply when you feel confident that you have met the eligibility requirements. The months in which applications are actively reviewed and responded to are May through August, in preparation for the following January’s launch.
A new group of Kaleo students will start every January. (Total program length is 12 months)
During the active application review season (May – August), applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We will do our best to keep you informed along the way.
If your eligibility is confirmed after successful completion of “The Application,” you will be contacted to set up an Interview with our team.
As noted in the “2018 Application Timeline”, we will be notifying all approved Kaleo Candidates of their acceptance into the January 2018 Launch by October 20.
One of the definitions of the word “cadre” is “a small, unified group with a shared purpose.” Cadres are known primarily for two things: 1) their high level of skill and 2) their loyalty to one another. As a student in Kaleo, you will be assigned to a cadre and will journey together through the 12-months as a group, being led by a Christ Fellowship Cadre Leader. Because your fit in the cadre is such an integral part of your overall Kaleo Experience, we want to make sure you are set up for success and find the best fit and timing for you and the other members of your cadre. Typically, cadres will be formed around shared experiences or similarities of focus; however, we also strive to bring variety, diversity and balance to the cadres as well. All phases of the Kaleo application and selection process are bathed in prayer, and “The Cadre Draft” is no exception. If we determine there is not a good fit for you in the upcoming launch, we will notify you and place you on the priority list for a future launch.
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We are excited about the potential of having you as part of our school, and we are praying for every candidate. As you work through this process, we request that you pray for God's clear leading for you regarding your participation in Kaleo.
"We have a call, there is a cost...
but eternity will be forever changed."
- Pastors Todd & Julie Mullins