This is the website for the Kansas chapter of Kairos Prison Ministry International, 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.

Benefits

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.

Programs

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 one 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 is

Christian

Kairos Volunteers represent the Christian faith and present a Christian perspective.

Ecumenical

Kairos volunteers come from many Christian denominations, but present only those principles that all share in common.

Lay Led

Kairos leadership is drawn from lay persons, although clergy play a vital role.

Volunteer

Kairos is an overwhelmingly volunteer organization, with over 20,000 volunteers worldwide.

Ministry

Kairos ministers to incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them.

Topeka Torch Holiday Meal Fundraiser

On December 9, 2021, Topeka Kairos Torch is providing a catered Holiday Meal at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex in Topeka to all the youth inmates and staff. The cost is $20 per meal. The total expense will be somewhere between $2780 and $3000 depending on the prison population at the time. We have set up a fundraiser on Facebook to help raise funds for this meal.

This is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of an incarcerated youth. In the spirit of Christmas giving, we invite you to participate with us in this special Holiday Meal by donating a tax-deductible contribution. Your contribution will help let the light of the LORD enter into the darkest corners of youth life in prison.

Donate to this meal at https://www.facebook.com/donate/613999629642658/. Facebook pays all the processing fees, so 100% of your donation goes to Kairos Torch of Topeka, Kansas.