The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
Kairos is a Greek word that means the right or opportune moment.
Since Kairos Prison Ministry began in 1976 in Florida, more than 300,000 incarcerated men and women have been introduced to the Christian community known as Kairos.
Kairos has been recognized as the most effective program available to positively change basic attitudes of those incarcerated.
Volunteers from a variety of Christian traditions share the love of Christ with those impacted by incarceration.
The Kairos Inside program currently operates in 350 prisons in thirty-one states in the USA and in eight other countries.
The Kairos Outside program is active in nineteen states, Canada, England, Australia and South Africa.
Kairos Outside is the same program as inside only outside the prisons for women who have loved one(s) in prison.
To see if your state or country is involved in this ministry, go to www.kairosprisonministry.org. Check on the “locations” tab.
This is a powerful and rewarding ministry.
Remember Matthew 31:34, 36-37, and 40:
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. . . . I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you . . . in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”