What is Kairos?
The Kairos Inside Program brings positive and negative leaders together for a 3 1/2 day Weekend based on a series of talks, discussions, chapel meditations, & music led by a same gender team of volunteers.
While Participants listen to the talks, mediations, chapel visits and music, combined with a lot of listening and loving from the Weekend volunteers, a Christian community will start to form.
For many Participants, the Kairos Weekend creates the desire to become a Christian, and for other the desire to continue his/her spiritual growth.
After the Kairos Weekend, Prayer and Share accountability groups are held weekly, and Reunions monthly. The ultimate goal of Kairos Inside is to build a Christian community to pray and fellowship together on a weekly basis by nurturing each other in their faith walk and providing accountability. This is the heart of Kairos!
As the Kairos Christian community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence — especially among the formerly negative leaders — the incidence of violence decreases.
Incarcerated participants who are released re-enter the outside world with a God centered perspective and a new desire to become productive citizens.
Kairos Inside is a front row seat to God’s miracles happening right now at men’s and women’s prisons.
Englewood United Methodist Church Kairos ministry augments the Kairos Inside Program with special prison visits that include prayer, 3 day “retreats” and half day reunions.
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth,
when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,
you were doing it to me!'”
Matthew 25:40 NLT
How Can YOU Participate?
Join or Support a Team
You can become a Kairos Inside Volunteer, and participate in the Weekends in the prisons or correctional facilities. Not all volunteer opportunities to serve involve going into a prison.
Pray for Us
Without prayer, a Weekend cannot happen. We have people like you praying every minute of the weekend—even all night!
Involve Children & Youth
Let children or youth groups draw placemats or wall posters. These drawings often mean the most to those inside prison walls.
Create Agape Posters
Agape can be encouraging letters, posters, placemats and banners addressed to the entire Weekend community as a group. All Agape must be done in prayerful love.
Make a Donation
All Kairos Inside activities are funded by donations. You can make your donation online or send a check to your local Kairos organization.
EUMC Prison Ministry
Englewood United Methodist Church
700 E. Dearborn Street
Englewood FL 34223
For more information about getting involved with Kairos prison ministry, contact Steve Kennedy 941-809-2191