Kairos teams are composed of 44 members who will journey into the prison with a mission of bringing Christ's love and forgiveness to the prison residents. Kairos (a Greek word for time) places a serious focus on training. Kairos is a word of very special significance in the correctional institution environment where the word "time" carries so many special connotations. Team meetings prepare the team for this experience.
Kairos Prison Ministry is an Interdenominational team of volunteers -both clergy and laypersons- ministering to the incarcerated. Bringing Christ’s love inside prison is a gift from God, a miracle. Kairos is a four-day weekend teaching and demonstrating what God's agape love, unconditional love, is like. Click here to view a 7-minute video showing you what a Kairos weekend is all about. Kairos is very similar to the Methodist Walk to Emmaus weekends, the Catholic, Presbyterian, and Episcopal Cursillo weekends, and the Lutheran Via de Cristo weekends.
The Kairos program currently operates in 350 prisons (14 in North Carolina) in 32 states in the U.S. and 8 additional countries: United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, and Canada. As the Kairos team keeps growing, we can expand the ministry to additional prisons.
Christ in Matthew 25 challenges all of us as his disciples to visit those in prison, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and then adds, "inasmuch as you've done it to the least of these, you've done it to me." While not everyone can easily go inside a prison to fulfill this command, you can go vicariously through participation in this prison ministry.
If you feel the call to share God’s love at MCI please feel free to contact John Klees (828) 667-0580.