Kairos Prison Ministries of Connecticut
Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives, Impacting the World.
'I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Matthew 25:36
The mission of the 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.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (KPMI) is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth and, their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. KPMI sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room's Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres Dias as well as volunteers from independent and non-denominational churches. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ's call to action in Matthew 25:36.
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
Kairos of Connecticut's Mission
WHO WE ARE
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is the parent organization of a body of ministries operating as Chapters that are located in many States and Countries. Kairos of Connecticut is one of these ministries and it has four Chapters operating in our state. These ministries are addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, and to their families and also those who work in the prison environment. Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by Christian volunteers including those from Cursillo and those other movements that consider Cursillo as their root (Walk to Emmaus, Tres-Dias, and Via de Cristo etc.). On any given Kairos program, you may find our guests to be of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Wiccan, non-specified or other beliefs. We welcome all.
Our Kairos Inside program currently operates in 350 prisons in 37 states in the U. S. and 9 additional countries: United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Canada. More than 190,000 incarcerated men and women have been introduced to Kairos, since its inception. The current number of volunteers exceeds 30,000 per year. The Kairos Outside program is active in 19 states, Canada, England, Australia and South Africa, and includes 35 locations. Currently the Kairos Torch program is operational in 10 locations.
Kairos of Connecticut has been operating successfully in Connecticut since 1996. We have had weekend programs every year in York for 15 years, Osborn for 10 years, Manson 4 years. We also did 6 years in Garner and 5 years at Danbury FCI. Over the last 15 years almost 1500 Connecticut incarcerated men, women and youth have heard the good news of Jesus Christ through Kairos Prison Ministry. We the Kairos community has seen changed lives through the love and forgiveness they have found in Jesus Christ. The men and women of the Kairos teams have been blessed beyond their wildest dreams as they have been led by the Holy Spirit to serve and love the incarcerated.
Kairos of CT is always looking for volunteers. If you would like to get more information Click on this link "CONTACT US" it will bring you to the “Contact us Page", fill out the information and a Kairos volunteer will contact you or you can CLICK HERE to download a Kairos Inside application. Click to download a KAIROS OUTSIDE application or CLICK HERE for a Torch application.
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