What is Kairos?
The people of Kairos are called by God to share the love of Christ with those impacted by incarceration. Kairos is an ecumenical ministry that encourages Christians from various backgrounds to be volunteers in this Christ-filled ministry.
Kairos programs offer to prison residents, their families, and those who work with them, the opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ, and to grow in their faith and servant hood through Christian community.
Why is Kairos?
Why do we need Kairos prison ministry?
Kairos is an ecumenical program to bring the message of Christ’s love and forgiveness to the incarcerated
Statistics show that the United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate, 724 people per 100,000. Incarceration has become an $80 billion dollar a year industry#. Studies have shown by attending and participating in faith-based activities, such as Kairos, the recidivism rate (inmates that return to prison after getting out) can be dramatically decreased (by 50% or more in one recent study*).
The prison administration supports Kairos because it is one of the most effective programs for inmates and does not cost the prison any money since it is staffed by Christian volunteers. Prisons have seen a noticeable decrease in violence after Kairos 4 day events.