Kairos Torch

Additional Information

What is Kairos Torch?

Kairos  Torch offers unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging male and  female incarcerated youth age 25 and under to share their life journey  through participation in a long term mentoring process. 

The Weekend

The  mission of the 2 ½ day Introductory Weekend is to encourage the  participants to remove their masks, so that the real person can shine  forth — rather than who they pretend to be.  Kairos Torch creates a safe  place for the youthful offender to realize their God given potential in  a Christian setting that encourages the sharing of their life’s  journey, and moves them towards making better choices for their lives.  Sadly for some, this is the first time in their lives that they have  freely received compassion and love.

Continuing Ministry 

The  Weekend is followed by a continuing ministry that includes six months  of weekly one-to-one mentoring of the youth by Kairos volunteers and  monthly group Reunions. The mentors begin each session with a Bible  verse, and use a structured guide as a springboard to discuss topics  such as self-esteem, anger management, parental relationships, short and  longterm goal setting, and forgiveness. The impact and benefit of the  program is that the participants attain a renewed sense of themselves,  build self-esteem, begin to make constructive life choices and establish  positive relationships and community — all of which result in hope for  the future and a chance to break the cycle of crime. 

How YOU Can Participate:

  • Join or Support a Team - You can  become a Kairos Torch volunteer, and participate in the Weekends in the  prisons or juvenile correctional facilities. Not all volunteer  opportunities to serve involve going into a correctional facility. 
  • Pray for Us - Without prayer, a Weekend cannot happen. We have people like you praying every minute of the weekend — even all night!  
  • Bake Cookies or Meals - We need dozens of cookies for a typical Kairos Torch Weekend. 
  • Involve Children and Youth - Let children or youth groups draw place mats or wall posters. These drawings often mean the most. 
    Create Agape Posters - Agape can  be posters, place mats and banners addressed to the entire Weekend  community as a group. All Agape must be done in prayerful love.  

Make a Donation
All  Kairos Torch activities are funded by donations. You can make your  donation online or send a check to your local Kairos organization.

Kairos Torch Prison Ministry

Kairos Torch Prison Ministry