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"When I was in prison, you visited me." ─Matthew 25:36



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About Kairos Prison Ministry International

Kairos Prison ministries share Christ's love and forgiveness with incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and helps former prisoners become productive citizens.

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc., is the parent organization of ministries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, their families and those who work in the prison environment. Kairos, which grew out of the 4th Day or Cursillo movement, is supported by volunteers from those communities. Although a separate ministry, Kairos has received the blessing and encouragement of 4th Day movements such as the Catholic Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room's Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres Dias. Kairos Prison Ministry is a ministry rather than a movement.

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc., began in North Florida in 1976 and has spread to 34 states and nine countries including Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

The Kairos method of talks, meditations, and individual and group activities is an invitation to enter into a personal relationship with the living Christ. Kairos not only helps Christ in saving souls, but also puts human lives in service—literally to transform prison environments.

By bringing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ into prison, Kairos is widely recognized as a highly effective program to positively change inmate attitudes.


The Three Arms of Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos is one ministry composed of three programs:

  • Kairos Inside serves incarcerated men and women living in prison.

  • Kairos Outside reaches out to the women outside whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. Families “do time” right along with their incarcerated relatives and friends.

  • Kairos Torch encourages young men and women to share their life journey and change behavior through participation in a long-term mentoring process.

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida and is known as Kairos Prison Ministry.



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