Kairos Prison Ministry International is a Christian faith based ministry that 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. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ’s call to action in Matthew 25:36.
The Kairos program incorporates curriculum designed to build and encourage pro-social character and behavior. Society spends over $60 billion/year to keep 2.3 million inmates incarcerated, while the Kairos program is offered at no cost to state and federal institutions. It’s been said that it cost the government $1 million to keep “me” locked up and a $100 program from Kairos set “me” free.
Kairos has three core programs: Kairos Inside for incarcerated individuals, Kairos Outside for adult women impacted by incarceration, and Kairos Torch for incarcerated youth. Kansas has two Kairos Inside programs for men and one for women, a Kairos Outside program, and one Kairos Torch program.
See the Kairos brochure for more information about Kairos Prison Ministry International.
Kairos Volunteers represent the Christian faith and present a Christian perspective.
Kairos volunteers come from many Christian denominations, but present only those principles that all share in common.
Kairos leadership is drawn from lay persons, although clergy play a vital role.
Kairos is an overwhelmingly volunteer organization, with over 20,000 volunteers worldwide.
Kairos ministers to incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them.