VISION

A  community spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment reaching  all impacted by incarceration, through the love, hope and faith found in  Jesus Christ.
 

Mission

The  mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share 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, to become  loving and productive citizens of their communities.


Core Values

Kairos Prison Ministry Core Values guide our behavior and actions as a board, staff, and volunteers.


Lay led, Christ centered Ministry

We  are Christians who believe in the Holy Trinity and honor and live the  teachings of the Bible and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We  conduct the ministry while inviting all to attend as Guests or  Participants in Weekends and program-specific follow‐on activities to  build Christian Community.

 

Empowerment while Building Accountability

While  we empower the local volunteers to conduct the prison ministry, we are  accountable to excellence and performance at the highest standards and  authority of the ministry. We empower Guests or Participants to be  accountable for their lives and be transformed by Jesus Christ. 


Continuing Ministry Model to Build Community

We  believe in the importance of enabling relationships to build community,  thus our model includes the Weekend experience, followed by Guests or  Participants gathering regularly for accountability, support and prayer.  The full complement of the well‐defined returning model is necessary  for the community to prosper. 


Trustworthy

We  believe that we must be honest and truthful in our personal conduct as  we represent the ministry consistently and with  integrity. We are  obedient to God in everything we do and  obedient to the guidelines of the Kairos ministry programs.

 

Respect and Love

We believe in respecting each person with dignity while modeling Christ love. We practice ‘Listen, Listen, Love, Love.’


Stewardship

We  believe that we must be good stewards of our ministry’s programs, funds  and resources, as well as our personal time, talent and treasures. 


STATEMENT OF FAITH

The  people of Kairos are called by God to share the love of Christ with  those impacted by incarceration. Kairos encourages believers from a  variety of Christian traditions to be volunteers in this Christ-filled  ministry. Kairos programs offer to prison residents, their families, and  those who work with them the opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness  through faith in Jesus Christ, and to grow in their faith and servant  hood in Christian community. We stand on the common ground of the  following elements of faith:

 

We in Kairos believe: 

The  Bible is God’s authoritative and inspired word for our faith and our  lives.  In the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  In the  deity, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Friendship with God is a  free gift, for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son  so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.   The love of Jesus Christ motivates His followers to provide food for  the hungry, drink to the thirsty, welcome to the stranger, clothes for  the naked and visits to the sick and those in prison.  In sharing the  love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with all incarcerated individuals,  their families and to those who work with them inside and outside the  correctional institution.