About Kairos

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 35,000 volunteers worldwide.

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

Kairos Ministries

Kairos Outside for Female Family and Friends

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 groups to support and give them strength for the challenges they face. 

Kairos Programs for Incarcerated Men and Women

Well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding an institution present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This interdenominational team of volunteers - both clergy and laypersons - work in cooperation with the prison Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. A well-organized follow up program is part of this ministry.

Kairos Torch for Youthful Offenders

Kairos Torch

Kairos Torch offers unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging young men and women to share their life journey through participation in a long term mentoring process. The program begins with a weekend retreat inside the prison. Torch team members commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the weekend.