What is Kairos?


What is Kairos?
Kairos is an interdenominational Christian ministry whose programs are designed to be presented in state and federal men’s and women’s correctional institutions in the U.S. with adaptations for other countries and languages. This ministry is governed by the national board of Kairos Prison Ministry, Inc. The ministry is conducted in cooperation with the chaplains of correctional institutions by teams of laity and clergy who are selected, trained and certified by area governing bodies of Kairos and approved by correctional institutions as citizen volunteers.

Kairos Prison Ministry is a ministry by persons drawn from a broad range of denominational churches. Kairos volunteers have experience in renewal movements within their churches which focus on small group dynamics, share and prayer groups, personal witness and vulnerability in Christian community. It is a continuing ministry. The primary objective of the three-day short course is to prepare selected residents for life in an ongoing Christian community.

Kairos is currently being presented in six institutions in Western Washington: Washington State Reformatory at Monroe, Washington Corrections Center for Women at Purdy, McNeil Island Corrections Center, Clallam Bay, Stafford Creek, and Pine Lodge. In addition, Kairos Outside is offered to women who have loved ones who are or who have been incarcerated. The purpose of Kairos Outside is to demonstrate God’s grace and love through Christian support.

If you would like to participate in Kairos, or would like more information, please contact Gene Bal or write to:

P O BOX 7104