what is kairos prison ministry?
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a Christian faith-based ministry
which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families.
By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ,
Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world.
Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives, Impacting the World
During the initial Kairos weekend, Kairos volunteers serve as God’s instrument through which His love, grace and mercy are expressed to the participants/guests in a real and profound way. God begins changing hearts.
Following their weekend experience, participants/guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their life choices and their relations with God; they are invited to engage in small accountability groups. Kairos volunteers continue to return monthly to provide mentoring and guidance through these accountability groups. It is here that Kairos participants/guests begin to replace old ways of thinking with new and they learn they are not alone on this journey. They realize there is a hope for a future. The prison environment begins to change; family relationships start to heal…..God is transforming lives.
As the Kairos community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence, the incidences of violence decreases. Incarcerated participants who are released re-enter the outside world with a God centered, perspective and focus on becoming productive citizens. Female family members find support, strength and encouragement. Youthful offenders acquire new God centered values and change their direction in life. Families are reunited with a hope for the future.
"I was in prison and you visited me." - Matthew 25:36