Kairos is an International Christian Ministry. Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is the parent organization of a body of ministries operating as Chapters that are located in many States and Countries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, and to their families and to those who work in the prison environment. Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by Christian volunteers including those from Cursillo and those other movements that consider Cursillo as their root.
UPDATE: NEXT KAIROS OUTSIDE MEETING IS Jan 21, 2017
10am to 2pm
Bring your own lunch.
We will be learning more about outreach oportunites and the Advisory Council , and how to use them to grow out team and guests. We need out Council fully staffed in order to continue putting on weekend retreats for our guests.
We still have openings for the council, come learn more.
Our next Kairos Outside retreat weekend is being planned for April 28-30,2017.
Please fill out our contact form to request more information on attending as a guest.
Check out our Kairos Outside page under What We Do tab.
No reunion on Dec 17, 2016. The Dec 10th meeting was cancelled due to weather.
On any given Kairos Inside program you may find our guests to be of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Wiccan, non-specified or other beliefs. We welcome all.Our Kairos Inside program currently operates in 350 prisons in 31 states in the U. S. and 8 additional countries: United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Canada. More than 170,000 incarcerated men and women have been introduced to Kairos, since its inception. The current number of volunteers exceeds 20,000 per year.
We have been given permission to start at Snake River CI in Ontario,OR.
UPDATE: We have a gentleman and some others from the Eastern Oregon area that are interested in planning for going Inside with a team. They are starting the search for housing for team and recruiting volunteers . Also, Idaho Kairos would welcome you to help with their team if you would like to travel and serve. If you want to help, be sure to mail Kevin Mallon on contact page.
What would you do if your husband, father, son, daughter, mother or any loved one, through some bad choices, found themselves imprisoned. Thousands of women from around this country are dealing with this very issue right now. They are alone, scared, ridiculed by society and feel they have nowhere to turn. They are mentally, emotionally and spiritually serving time alongside their loved ones. As a result, Kairos Outside Prison Ministry was developed to meet these women’s needs.
Our next Kairos Outside Weekend will be held April 28-30
Please pray for us.
We especially need help with putting up posters and finding women to attend out spring retreat.
If you would like to to attend the weekend as a guest or serve , please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are thoughts to consider as you seek God’s will on how you would like to participate.
Be a Team Member. Serve the whole weekend, perhaps as a table leader, palanca (agape) coordinator, table server, kitchen helper, giving a talk, serving as spiritual advisor, serving as musician and song leader. Only women can serve in the community room, but men can serve in the kitchen and as day angel.
Be a Prayer Partner. All Kairos activities are covered with prayer. You can be a part of that prayer effort by signing up for prayer coverage.
Be a Day Angel. There are many opportunities for outside support for part of a day and not the whole weekend. You can help by driving guests to the weekend, setting up rooms, cleaning up, preparing a meal, helping child care, managing databases, emailing other friends, finding candidates/guest, picking up needed supplies.
Be a Missionary Supporter. By your financial support, you can send another team member to serve or sponsor a candidate/guest to this weekend.Another easy way is to sponsor a participant's meal. Your first name will be put on a small note to let them know that someone cared enough to sponsor a lunch or dinner. The cost is $10 and you can sponsor as many meals as you wish. Just mail the donation to our address.
Be a Word Spreader. We can come and do a talk at your church or organization and hand out literature about our ministry.
Conact us for literature to post in your church or office or organization.
FOR more information see the tabs under WHAT WE DO or click on http://www.kairosprisonministry.org/kairos-outside-womens-program.php
Also check out our Be Involved page.
Come join us as we prepare ourselves to serve God this year.
As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together
to fulfill Christ's call to action: I was in prison and you visited me ... Matthew 25:36
For more information locally see our UPDATES sub-tab under WHAT WE DO tab, or email email@example.com.
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