Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Monday, February 20, 2017
Kairos Prison Ministry
Several members of Christ Church are active in the Florida Chapter of Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. Kairos 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.
Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, The Upper Room's Walk To Emmaus, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, and independently ecumenical Très 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.
The Kairos program incorporates curriculum designed to build and encourage pro-social character and behavior. Society spends over $60 billion/yr. to keep more than 2.1 million men and women inmates incarcerated, whereas the Kairos program is offered at no cost to State and Federal Institutions. Reportedly, an inmate said it cost the government $1 million to keep "me" locked up, and a $100 program from Kairos set "me" free.
Currently, team members from Christ Church serve at South Bay Correctional Facility and Okeechobee Correctional Institution. New team members are always welcome! Training is provided for volunteers, usually by a Chaplain. Team members must be at least 18 years of age. Attendance at a retreat is NOT required to become part of the Kairos Ministry.
If you are interested in learning more about the Kairos Prison Ministry at Christ Church, please send an email to Pete Audet or Ken Bodine.
Contact Pete Audet – Click Here
Contact Ken Bodine – Click Here