Programs

Kairos Prison Ministry consists of
three core ecumenical programs:

Kairos Inside     

Kairos Inside is composed of well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding an institution that present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers – both clergy and laypersons – works in cooperation with the Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. Well organized follow-up is part of this program.

Kairos Outside     

Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated “do time” right along with their loved ones.

In a safe environment, with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small support groups to give them strenth for the challenges they face.

Kairos Torch     

Kairos Torch offers unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging young men and women to share their life journey through participation in a long term mentoring process. The program begins with a weekend retreat inside the prison. Torch team members commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the weekend.

Upcoming Events

State Committee Meeting

February 8, 2022 there will be a Zoom meeting held open to the public. Meeting held at 6:30pm. Please send a request to Carlene Griffith for the LINK.

Kairos Outside of Eastern WI

February 15, 2022 there will be a Zoom meeting held open to the public. Meeting held at 6:30pm. Please send a request to James Kilpatrick for the LINK.

Kairos Inside of Oshkosh

Every third Thursday there will be a Zoom meeting held open to the public at 7:00pm. Please send a request to James Kilpatrick or in-person site information can be obtained from chair Larry Heacock on their contact page.

Kairos Inside of Taycheedah

Thursday, February 24, 2022 there will be a Zoom meeting held open to the public. Meeting held at 6:30pm. Please send a request to James Kilpatrick for the LINK.