Welcome to Kairos at Warren Correctional Institution

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Kairos Prison Ministry is an ecumenical Christian ministry. Kairos of Ohio operates as an affiliate of Kairos Prison Ministry, Inc. which governs with a national Board of Directors. Ohio Kairos operates three major ministries: Kairos (the oldest and main ministry) Kairos Outside, and Torch. The mission of Kairos is to help grow and nurture strong Christian Communities within state and federal correctional institutions.

Hands on Bars

Kairos at Warren Correctional Institution is the focus of a local group of Kairos of Ohio volunteers. The Kairos experience for residents starts with a 3-day short course in Christianity that is attended by the residents and provided by a team of trained outside volunteers. The Kairos "graduates" attend small Prayer and Share Groups, semi-annual Kairos Retreats and monthly reunions with the Kairos volunteers.

Kairos Mission

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 Prison Ministry International, Inc. (KPMI) 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. KPMI sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room's Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres 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. Get Involved

Get Involved

We need your help. There are many opportunities for you to serve in this ministry. All we ask is that you have a willing heart and a spirit of obedience and you can play a crucial role in God's ministry of Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives and Impacting the World. Here's some basic information to help you "get involved."

Be a Team Member

Kairos volunteers come from all walks and strata of life. They all share a desire to follow Christ's admonition of Matthew 25:36, "I was in prison and you visited me." If you feel God's call to minister to the incarcerated consider participating as a part of the Kairos inside team.

Kairos Prayer

Be a Prayer Partner

All Kairos activities are covered with prayer. You can be a part of that prayer effort. Contact us! Your prayers matter to the success of Kairos

Be a Support Volunteer

Each Kairos retreat weekend has opportunities for outside support, such as baking cookies, writing letters of support, or preparing meals. Get your church's Sunday school classes to color placemats for mealtime in prison.

Kairos PayPal

Be a Ministry Financial Donor

All Kairos activities are funded by donations. If you would like to support this ministry by your donation, make your check payable (any amount is appreciated!) to Kairos Prison Ministry International and send it to the KPMI office or click here to make a financial donation. Kairos Prison Ministry of Ohio Inc offers the option for you to support our ongoing prison ministries using PayPal. This is a fast, sure, safe method of using your credit card, or your PayPal account, to make your financial gift. (Click here to process a payment and further instructions ...) Please designate your gift as "WCI" or "Warren Correctional" in the Donation Comment Form so that our team receives proper credit for your financial donation. Thank You !!

Be a Cookie Baker

Plate of Cookies

We may need up to 3,000 dozen cookies for a typical Kairos weekend. Do the math... that's 36,000 cookies! Homemade cookies are a tangible expression of Christian love and an indication of God's concern for a group of people who seldom encounter either in the course of their daily lives. Your loving sacrifice will provide "bread" that shines the Light of God's Grace into the darkest corners of a prison unit. May God bless you for the gift of baking!

Personal Testimony

Hear about Kairos service and what it means to be a servant for the Kingdom through a
Kingdom Conversations Quad Cast

Kingdom Conversations, are a group of Christians with various backgrounds and upbringings who recognize a need within Christianity for some real talk. In the Kingdom Conversations Quadcast (KCQ) we will discuss Social Political issues, Local/World News, Current Events, Ministry, Mental Health, and other topics as they arise. Our desire is to point our listeners to the Kingdom of God in all topics of discussion. It is our desire to be an example on how to love and respect people who view the world differently than ourselves.

Warren Correctional Institution
5787 State Route 63, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Instructions for Kairos Closing

Rules of Conduct and Instructions for Kairos Weekend Closing at (WCI) You must pre-register to attend a Kairos closing by filling out the required paperwork for entrance into the institution. Contact your team host for details. Be at the Front Gate of WCI by 12:15 pm your current schedule is for entry through security is 12:30 pm. Proceed to the entrance point and tell the officer that you are there for the KAIROS CLOSING, and follow any directions they may give you after that. Rules of Conduct for Kairos Closing
Forms Required to Attend Kairos Closing

2020 Important Dates

Kairos WCI 2020 Calendar

Prayer and Share Usually held every Monday afternoon from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm) Gate processing through security starts at 1:00 pm. Prayer and Share may not be held in weeks where Monthly Reunions, Spring or Fall Retreats, or other Weekend Kairos Events are held - check the signup roster for more details

Monthly Reunions(usually held the 2nd Monday of every Month at the same time and gate entry as Prayer and Share 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm) Gate processing through security starts at 1:00 pm. Monthly Reunions are generally not held in months where Spring or Fall Retreats, or the Weekend Kairos Events are held.

• January 13, 2020
• March 9, 2020
• June 15, 2020
• July 13, 2020
• September 14, 2020
• October 12, 2020
• December 14, 2020

Retreats and Instructionals(usually held sometime in the Winter and Summer from 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm) Gate processing through security starts at 12:00 noon. Retreats are scheduled through the Institution. Retreats and Instructionals are held on Sundays.

• Winter Retreat: February 24, 2020
• Summer Retreat: August 23, 2020

Kairos Weekends (usually held sometime in the Spring and Fall from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm for Weekends. Gate processing through security is scheduled in advance for each day but usually starts between 7:00-7:30 am. Kairos Weekends are scheduled through the Institution with Instructionals immediately following the Kairos Weekends with Gate processing as per Retreats. Instructionals are held on Sundays with entry just like Retreats.

• Kairos Weekend WCI #22: Apr 23 - Apr 26
• Kairos Weekend WCI #23: Nov 5 - Nov 8
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