This ministry 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 is an international prison ministry specializing in 3 programs that are aimed at bringing the love and forgiveness of Christ into prison:
Kairos Inside – The Inside program consists of organized and trained volunteers (both men and women) from the communities surrounding an institution that present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers – both clergy and laypersons – works in cooperation with the Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. First AME participates in the Monthly Reunion where participants are selected to share how Jesus is working in their lives. You will be blessed to hear the testimonies of the inmates.
Kairos Outside – Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated “do time” right along with their loved ones. In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small support groups to give them strength for the challenges they face.
Kairos Torch – Kairos Torch offers unconditional love and acceptance, encouraging young men and women to share their life journey through participation in a long term mentoring process. The program begins with a weekend retreat inside the prison. Torch team members commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the weekend.
For more information on KAIROS, visit their website: KAIROS Ministry
Ministry at First AME is led by Laurell Bailey. Mrs. Bailey, and other volunteers in the ministry go onsite several times a year to youth and adult detention facilities to deliver care packages, teach, pray, and show love to imprisoned individuals and their families. Volunteers are welcome and needed! Please contact Laurell Bailey at 407-272-3332.