Kairos prison ministries

A ministry of Lakewood United Methodist Church in cooperation with Carol Vance & Jester III Kairos Ministries

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Lakewood United Methodist Church has been a part of Carol Vance and Jester III Kairos Prison Ministries for over ten years. 


CAROL VANCE & JESTER III KAIROS MINISTRIES

http://www.carolvancekairos.org/

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 is founded on the words of our Lord found in Matthew 25

34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 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.' 37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 40 "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'


Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by an ecumenical group of men & women, many of whom have participated in a similar 4th Day movement. As a ministry, Kairos includes a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ's call to action in Matthew 25.


Kairos Brings God's Light into the Darkness of Prison

The prison environment is a dark place, where prisoners face violence, anger, gangs and loneliness daily. Through talks, discussions and Chapel meditations prisoners learn that they are worthy of God's love, light and grace. That no matter who they are or what they have done, God forgives them. When a "Brother in White" accepts Christ, it can influence the very atmosphere of a prison for the better. Kairos participants return to prison much less frequently than non-Kairos participants, especially if they are in a Prayer & Share group


For more information about getting involved in this ministry at LUMC, you can contact: Colin McLeod


Kairos Outside Houston

http://www.kairosoutsidehouston.org

For more information about this ministry, you can contact: Cindi Michalak


Kairos for Women

For more information about this ministry, you can contact: Cindi Michalak