The Kairos Ministry Programs
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families.
The Kairos programs take the participants on a journey that demonstrates the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Kairos Prison Ministry is Christian in nature, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a participant.
The programs involve a structured model that includes the weekend experience, followed by guests or participants gathering regularly for accountability, support, and prayer.
One Ministry, Three Programs
- Kairos Inside brings positive and negative leaders together, in both male and female prisons, for a 3 ½ day weekend designed to start building the Christian community inside the institution. Learn the Details...
- Kairos Outside is a
special weekend retreat designed to support the female relatives/friends of men and
women who are or have been incarcerated, or women who were unable to attend Kairos Inside while in prison, followed by a continuing ministry. Learn the Details...
- Kairos Torch offers an initial weekend, followed by a long-term mentoring process that encourages young men and women to move towards making better life choices. Learn the Details...
Kairos is a Worldwide Organization
Kairos operates in prisons in 37 U.S. states, and 9 countries: Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Volunteers conduct over 600 Weekends in prisons and communities annually in the U.S. and worldwide.
There are also over 100 prisons worldwide which want the Kairos program, but we don't have the volunteers or resources to accomodate them at this time.
Kairos is Lay Led by Volunteers
Kairos is blessed by more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, serving in nearly 500 locations, with
weekly and monthly continuing ministry in each institution or community.
Kairos volunteers donate 3 million hours of service per year, which has an annual dollar value of $36 million.
What Does "Kairos" Mean?
The word, Kairos, is a Greek word meaning in "God's Special Time" or in the "Fullness of Time," indicating an opportunity for our participants and guests to reconsider their life choices.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida.