Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a Christian faith-based ministry that 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. Kairos 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 of Pennsylvania is tasked to provide assistance, guidance, and direction to the Advisory Councils in Pennsylvania following the manuals and policies of Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. The various Advisory Councils in Pennsylvania are bodies of volunteers in the local Kairos community who serve in leadership roles to benefit the health of the ministry. The local Kairos communities in Kairos participate in hands-on ministry activities. In addition, we take part in the election of persons who serve as members of the local Advisory Councils.
airos 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. Kairos has been called the best example of the early church in existence today.
The Kairos program incorporates a curriculum designed to build and encourage pro-social character and behavior. Society spends over $60 billion a year. To keep more than 2.1 million inmates incarcerated, men and women with nearly 650,000 people released annually, 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, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered in 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 reconsider 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.
Page Updated: 05.14.2022