"I was in prison and you visited me."
~ Matthew 25:36
Sharing 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.
Members of our congregation participate in the ministries of, and serve on the local board of directors for, Kairos Prison Ministry. And we invite others to take part in this vital ministry!
WHAT IS KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY?
Kairos 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.
During the initial Kairos weekend, Kairos volunteers serve as God’s instrument through which his love, grace, and mercy are expressed to the participants/guests in a real and profound way. God begins changing hearts.
Following their weekend experience, participants/guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their life choices and their relations with God; they are invited to engage in small accountability groups. Kairos volunteers continue to return monthly to provide mentoring and guidance through these groups. It is here that Kairos participants/guests begin to replace old ways of thinking with new, and learn they are not alone on this journey. They realize there is a hope for a future. The prison environment begins to change; family relationships start to heal. God is transforming lives.
IMPACTING THE WORLD
As the Kairos community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence, the incidences of violence decreases. Incarcerated participants who are released, re-enter the outside world with a God centered perspective and focus on becoming productive citizens. Female family members find support, strength and encouragement. Youthful offenders acquire new God-centered values and change their direction in life. Families are reunited with a hope for the future.
For more information about Kairos Prison Ministry, click here.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Kairos, call the church office during regular office hours.