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About Kairos Prison Ministries

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. started in the State of Florida in 1976 and is now in 35 states and nine countries including Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


The Kairos method of talks, meditations, and individual and group activities is an invitation to incarcerated men, women and youth to enter into a personal relationship with the living Christ. Kairos is not only to help Christ in saving souls, but also to put human lives in service—literally to transform prison environments.


By bringing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ into prison, Kairos is widely recognized as a highly effective program that positively changes inmate attitudes.


Kairos is one ministry composed of three programs. Kairos Inside serves incarcerated men and women living in prison. Kairos Outside reaches out to the women outside whose lives are impacted by incarceration, because families “do time” right along with their incarcerated relatives/friends. Kairos Torch encourages young men and women to share their life journey and change behavior through participation in a long-term mentoring process.

At St. Luke

Men from St Luke are active in the Kairos Prison Ministry at Menard Correcional Center in Chester, IL.  A team of 35 men will be conducting Menard Kairos Weekend #13 on October 26-29, 2017.

Team training will be on the following dates at the First Methodist Church in Chester, IL from 9 to 3 P.M:

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Saturday September 23, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Church & community members can also help the ministry by baking homemade cookies, making posters or placemats for the weekend or by signing up for prayer vigils to help cover the weekend in prayer.  Please contact Earl K for more information.

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