For Women impacted by the imprisonment of family or friends
Kairos Outside provides support for female relatives or friends of a current or former prison inmate. It begins with a weekend designed to create a safe and understanding environment in which participants can share with other women who have been through similar experiences.
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give hope and a future."
In a 2½-day setting, women can share openly and confidentially. Talks and meditations are designed to address the pain of enduring separation from their loved one, and the judgment of others from their community.
Through the respect, love and warmth they feel from the Kairos volunteers, the walls they have built for their protection can begin to come down. The continuing ministry of Reunions and SWAP (Share, Witness, Action, Prayer) groups allows the women to grow in their Christian faith and become active.
Some questions & answers
If your life has ever been impacted by the imprisonment of a family member or friend you’ll experience a weekend of understanding, encouragement and support.
A Kairos Outside weekend gives you an opportunity to meet, listen to and talk with women who have struggled with similar issues resulting from having a relative or friend in prison. You will find an open and supportive environment, and the freedom to be yourself – no strings attached.
Kairos Outside is open to adult female relatives or friends over the age of 18 of a current or former prison inmate. While the program is based on Christian principles, you don’t have to be a Christian to attend. Kairos Outside is open to women.
Kairos Outside weekends are normally held twice a year, but this may vary from region to region.
There is no cost for you to participate. Kairos Outside weekends are paid for by others who care about you and those in your situation.
YES! There is a reunion which is usually held every two months, and the chance to network with new friends who understand your situation.
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Who is Kairos?
Kairos Prison Ministry Australia is an interdenominational Christian ministry reaching out to incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them; to bring sustainable meaning and hope in the place of loneliness, isolation and despair.
Kairos is building Christian Community in response to the challenge issued by our Lord Jesus “I was in prison and you visited me” (Matt 25:36) to share with inmates and their families the unconditional love of God. To enable a vision of the abundant life that a relationship with Jesus gives.
Kairos is a ministry where volunteers work together as the body of Christ and set aside denominational differences to serve together and to embody the true meaning of church.
Ready to join us? Great!
To register and learn more about our programs or volunteering opportunities, please fill out the form below and we will contact you and discuss ways we can work together.