By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world.

About Kairos Prison Ministry

“…I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:36)

The Kairos Ministry Programs

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families.

The Kairos programs take the participants on a journey that demonstrates the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Kairos Prison Ministry is Christian in nature, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a participant.

The programs involve a structured model that includes the weekend experience, followed by guests or participants gathering regularly for accountability, support, and prayer.

LEARN MORE: Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
LEARN MORE: Statement of Faith
LEARN MORE: Our Approach to Prison Ministry
LEARN MORE: Why We Serve Prisoners

“I thought I was pretty tough.

I didn’t cry when I was arrested.

I didn’t cry when I was sentenced.

I didn’t cry when I came to prison.

But I found out that I’m not tougher than God…

I’ve been crying all weekend.”

— Kairos Inside Graduate

One Ministry, Three Programs

Kairos Prison Ministry is made up of three programs, which reach over 27,000 people annually: Kairos Inside, Kairos Outside, and Kairos Torch.

Kairos Inside brings positive and negative leaders together, in both male and female prisons, for a 3 ½ day weekend designed to start building the Christian community inside the institution. Learn the Details…

Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female relatives/friends of men and women who are or have been incarcerated, or women who were unable to attend Kairos Inside while in prison, followed by a continuing ministry. Learn the Details…

Kairos Torch offers an initial weekend, followed by a long-term mentoring process that encourages young men and women to move towards making better life choices. Learn the Details…

Kairos is a Worldwide Organization

Kairos operates in prisons in 37 U.S. states, and 9 countries: Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Volunteers conduct over 600 Weekends in prisons and communities annually in the U.S. and worldwide.

There are also over 100 prisons worldwide which want the Kairos program, but we don’t have the volunteers or resources to accomadate them at this time.

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LEARN MORE: Our History

Kairos is Lay Led by Volunteers

Kairos is blessed by more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, serving in nearly 500 locations, with weekly and monthly continuing ministry in each institution or community.

Kairos volunteers donate 3 million hours of service per year, which has an annual dollar value of $36 million.

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What Does “Kairos” Mean?

The word, Kairos, is a Greek word meaning in “God’s Special Time” or in the “Fullness of Time,” indicating an opportunity for our participants and guests to reconsider their life choices.

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida.

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