Kairos Inside creates Christian communities inside prisons that can transform lives, decrease prison violence, and reduce recidivism.

Kairos Inside Prison Ministry Program

“He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.” (Psalm 107:14)

Kairos Inside Can Create a Christian Community Inside Prisons

Kairos Inside is a ministry whose mission is to develop a Christian community inside prisons.

The Kairos Inside program brings positive and negative leaders together, in both male and female institutions, for a 3 ½ day Weekend led by same gender Kairos volunteers.

The Weekend is based on:

  • A series of talks,
  • Discussions,
  • Chapel meditations, and
  • Creating a Christian community.

For many participants, the Kairos Weekend creates the desire to become a Christian, and for others the desire to continue his/her spiritual growth.

LEARN MORE: The Impact of Our Prison Ministry
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“I was like a balloon with nothing inside. But these Kairos volunteers fed me with the Word of God, and now I hunger after Him.

I will be forever grateful to Kairos for showing me that the way to freedom is through the cross of Christ.”

— Kairos Inside Graduate

After a Kairos Inside Weekend, Christian Community Begins

The Kairos program concept is to build the Christian community inside the institution where the Kairos Community prays and fellowships together on a regular basis. These are called “Prayer-and-Share” Groups and meet weekly.

In addition, each month Kairos volunteers return for a “Reunion” of the entire Kairos community. The fact that we return again and again to each prison is what distinguishes Kairos from other prison ministries. Without our follow up support, the efforts of the 3 ½ day retreat would quickly be lost to the prison environment.

Kairos Inside Graduate prisoners raising clasped hands in celebration

Prison Violence Often Decreases

As the Kairos Christian community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence, the incidence of violence decreases.

LEARN MORE: Testimonies of Kairos Inside Participants
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Kairos Can Reduce Recidivism Rates up to 50%

In a study of 505 inmates released from Florida prisons, the recidivism rate was reduced by half for Kairos Graduates, dropping as low as 10%.

They re-entered the outside world with a God centered perspective and a new desire to become productive citizens.

Kairos Inside: Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women.

The spiritual transformation of these women is amazing. Two are now in seminary school! The transformative power of Jesus through Kairos is on full display. (5:15)