The Kairos Outside of Southwest Idaho weekend is being held on April 27th- 29th at Eagle United Methodist Church in Eagle, Idaho, 651 North Eagle Road. The Christian community is invited to participate in the following two events during this Kairos Outside weekend.

Saturday, April 28th, you are invited to the “Walking in Love” event.  Arrive at Eagle United Methodist Church at 8:05 p.m.  Please go to the Fellowship Hall next to the Kitchen (North parking lot).  You will participate in a half hour worship and prayer service then you will form a line surrounded by luminaries and sing to the team and the women guests as they walk from the Sanctuary to the Fellowship Hall at the church.  Support from the community means so much to these women who often feel isolated and rejected by society.  Casual dress is fine.

You are also invited to the Closing ceremony.  Arrive at 2:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 29th, at Eagle United Methodist Church and meet in the Fellowship Hall. During the Closing ceremony there will be prayers, worship, and time to hear testimonies of the women on what the weekend meant to them.  It is powerful to see what God’s grace and love did in their lives in one short weekend.

For further information or questions, email id.kairos.outside@gmail.com


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 often “do time” right along with their relatives or friends.  It is important for them to know that they are not alone and that there is a Christian Community that cares about them.  This support is provided in a safe environment with Christian people during a Kairos Outside Weekend.  During this Weekend, the Guests will have a chance to interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn how to form small groups of support thereby giving them strength in their life journey.

The Purpose of Kairos Outside is to demonstrate God’s grace and love through Christian support for women who have relatives or friends who are or who have been incarcerated.

Kairos Outside began in 1989 as an idea from the chaplain at San Quentin State Correctional Facility in California after the first Kairos Prison Ministry retreat. He felt, as did many involved in the ministry, that those who became involved in the Kairos program were now open to family unity, more so than ever before.  James Rowland, then Director for the Department of Corrections for California, has often said, "Three things will help keep an inmate from coming back to prison: The first is some type of spiritual awakening while in prison; the second is support by their family during and after incarceration; and the third is a skill to find a job on the outside after release." Jo Chapman, a Kairos volunteer from California, took his idea and developed Kairos Outside from it.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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.