One of the most important is prayer. Kairos Prison Ministry does not work without prayer. Kairos volunteers know it is not them doing the work, rather it is the Holy Spirit working through them. Pray for the Kairos Volunteers as well as the residents who we are ministering too behind the walls in the prison environment.
Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated "do time" right along with their loved ones. In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small support groups to give them strength for the challenges they face.
If you would like to be an angel on a weekend click HERE for a brochure, Click HERE for an Angel application.
We hang hundreds of prayer hands on the walls of the room that we are Ministering in on each 31/2 day weekend
Place mats are made by different groups and are used at every meal during a Kairos weekend. They are most often made by children in their Sunday School classes. They should be signed with only the child's first name and their age. Please use markers, do not put any stickies of any kind and no last names or address. There is nothing that softens the hardest heart more than a place mat that says "God Loves You" and is signed by "Amy age 8". We need hundreds of place mats for each weekend.
Join A Team
The ultimate participation, is to join a Kairos team. Men for male prisons, and women, for female prisons, men and women especially husband and wives on torch teams, enter the institution and by using the Kairos Motto "Listen Listen Love Love" become the tools of the Holy Spirit and help the residents experience the love of God; it is truly an awesome experience. To join a team, you need to fill out an application and be accepted by the Department Of Correction, DOC FORM for an application There are 36 hours of training, usually spread over 6 Saturday mornings. The weekend is held usually Thursday evening and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
It costs about $6,000 to put on a Kairos Inside weekend for 36 residents. There are several ways that you can give the team your financial support. Kairos is a 501c(3) ministry so all donations are tax deductible. You can make a tax deductible donation with a purchase of a Bible for a incarcerated resident. You can also help defray the cost or any part of the $175.00 cost for a resident to be on a weekend.