About Kairos Outside
Kairos Outside sprang from
an idea of the chaplain at California's San Quentin State Correctional
Facility in 1989. The concept was to bolster relatives and friends on the
outside who support their loved ones inside prison. Structured as a retreat
and offered at no cost to those we serve, Kairos Outside Weekends
demonstrate God's grace and love through Christian support for our "Guests."
cornerstone of our Christian love, is crucial to our success.
The ministry began to
around the country, and in the fall of 2004, Kairos Outside of Northeast
Florida held its first weekend with 18 Guests.
Our weekends are
scheduled for the
fall and spring of each year at a retreat in Northeast Florida. We also have
a gathering called a reunion a couple of times a year to reconnect with each
Just as our parent
organization, Kairos Prison Ministry
International, we are an ecumenical group comprising many
different Christian churches but agreeing on our
statement of faith,
vision and mission.
The Florida Conference
of the United Methodist Church featured the Kairos Outside ministry
in an article on
its website on June 17, 2015.