Kairos 2015 Fall Program at Donovan State Prison Schedule:
Mandatory 5 Saturday Training Meetings - September 26, October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2015. 8:00am-3:00pm
4 Day Program October 29, 2015 - November 1, 2015 6:00am- -7:00pm
Closing Ceremony November 1, 2015 12:30pm-5:00pm
Reunion November 7, 2015
Applications are now available at http://www.kairosofsandiego.org/forms.htm, please fill out and [email protected], the earlier we get our applications in the better.
Cookies, Agape Letters will be collected during all services on Sunday, October 25, 2015
Prayer warriors needed for the 4 day 24 hrs Prayer Vigil, more details to follow.
A Kairos Inside weekend is an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This weekend program is modeled after the Cursillo method and is based on a series of talks by laymen and clergy. Interspersed throughout the weekend is music, prayer, activities, a chance to form relationships and demonstrate Christ’s love. Kairos of San Diego currently supports programs in two yards: Yard A (level 3) and Yard C (level 4). All attendees for the Kairos Inside weekends are nominated by previous graduates of the Kairos Program. Normally there are over 100 nominations for the 36 available open spots for the weekend in each Yard. The Kairos InsideLeadership team, with input from the Yard Pastor, will decide which 36 inmates plus several alternates will be chosen to attend. Because of the success of the Kairos Inside program, there is never a shortage of people that desire to attend.
Kairos of San Diego organizes and oversees the following events at RJDCF:
The current prison population, in addition to Christians, is composed of Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Wiccan, Satanists, Odinist, and other beliefs. Kairos brings an inter-denominational team of Christian volunteers, both clergy and laypersons, into the prison environment to establish relationships with the inmates. By bringing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ into prison, Kairos provides an effective program to positively change inmate attitudes, behaviors and lives. In addition to Kairos Inside weekends, Kairos volunteers make a commitment to continue with monthly visits for Kairos Reunions for at least one year. These Kairos Reunions are a way to instill community, show continued support by volunteers and encourage inmates in their weekly small “Prayer and Share” group meetings.
-Conducts two Kairos Inside weekends in Yard C & Yard D , twice a year, within RJDCF (total of 4 Kairos weekends).
-Holds monthly Kairos Inside reunions in both yards to instill community and encourage small groupings.
-Plans twice yearly two-day retreats for the inmates (Kairos Inside Graduates and volunteers). These retreats are used to reinforce the Kairos weekend message.
-Joint sponsors special holiday events or activities at RJDCF for inmates and volunteers.
-Conducts special in-prison food sales to raise money for the Kairos community and prison chapel programs.
-Works closely with the Pastors-to-Prisons Program.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
·Volunteer with the Kairos Inside Teams, they consists of Christian men, clergy, and pastors. ·Volunteers needed to unload tables and chairs.
·Write letters of encouragement and prayer, inmates will receive a bag of 100 letters. Handwritten letters are needed, see sample letter on Kairos website. ·Bake cookies and pack 12 per sealed bag. ·Vigil prayer, like all Christian ministry, is empowered through prayer. A 72-hour Prayer Vigil is maintained throughout each Kairos weekend. ·Sponsorship, the inmate participants are placed in table families (6 inmates and 3 outside volunteers) for the Kairos Weekend. The expense for the weekend is about $50.00 per inmate. We invite you to contribute for an inmate or a whole table of six inmates ($300.00).
For questions, please contact Isabel at [email protected] or 619-739-5508 or visit www.kairosofsandiego.org.