Kairos Team Leadership
A Kairos Team is made up entirely of Christian volunteers – Lay persons and Clergy – most of whom have participated in their own 3-Day Spiritual Experience such as Walk To Emmaus, Tres Dias, Cursillo and others. The Team Leader is a Lay person chosen by the local Advisory Council based on observed traits such as spiritual maturity, dedication to the ministry and a servant’s heart.
Team Training Meetings
It is extremely important that team members make every effort to attend ALL Meetings leading up to the Kairos Weekend! Volunteering in Kairos is a serious commitment. Please pray about it FIRST and check your calendar BEFORE you commit to serving on the Team. Of course, conflicts do arise unexpectedly but if you KNOW you cannot make the team meetings and/or you are not POSITIVE you can be there for the ENTIRE Weekend, please consider serving on a later Weekend when you do not have any conflicts. The formation and unity of the team PRIOR to entering the institution is essential to the success of the ministry.
Monthly Kairos Reunions at Hancock
Monthly Reunions at Hancock are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of every month except in May and November during the actual Kairos Short Course Weekends. Any inmate who has attended a Kairos Weekend – whether at Hancock or some other institution – is invited to gather in the HSP gym with the Kairos Outside Volunteers for fellowship, music, food, testimonies, prayer and encouragement. Outside Visitors are welcome to come to a Reunion but must notify the current Team Leader 2 weeks ahead of time. For Team Members coming to a Monthly Reunion:
Meet at the Hancock Sally Port by no later than 7:15 AM
Bring two 2-liter drinks and plenty of candy, cookies, cakes or crackers!
About Kairos Prison Ministry
The mission of the 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 Prison Ministry International, Inc. (KPMI) is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth and, their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. KPMI sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room’s Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres Dias as well as volunteers from independent and non-denominational churches. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ’s call to action in Matthew 25:36.
Kairos Prison Ministry International is a ministry of the church … a ministry of the apostles whom Jesus, the Christ, has called into community and sent forth into the environment of the correctional institution. KPMI has been called the best example of the early church in existence today.
The Kairos program incorporates curriculum designed to build and encourage pro-social character and behavior. Society spends over $60 billion/yr. to keep 2.3 million inmates incarcerated, whereas the Kairos program is offered at no cost to State and Federal Institutions. It’s been said that it cost the government $1 million to keep “me” locked up and a $100 program from Kairos set “me” free.
Kairos Prison Ministry International is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida. 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 re-consider their life choices – as hearts are changed, inmates begin to take responsibility for their actions – it’s like a front row seat at a miracle – transforming lives and impacting the world.