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Kairos Torch

Kairos Torch is a mentoring ministry to young offenders that addresses all facets of the youth's life including mental health, socialization and decision making. The Kairos Torch program encourages young offenders to realize their potential through creating a safe environment, allowing them to learn what life can be like in a loving, caring and trusting community. The overriding goal of Kairos Torch is enhancing self-esteem, promoting constructive life choices, developing relationship and community and stopping the spiral that can only lead to further trouble. This is achieved by encouraging participants to embrace and develop a biblical worldview through which their choices and subsequent actions are governed.

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  • Kairos Inside
    Kairos Inside

    Well trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding a prison present a 4 day event, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter denominational team of volunteers – both clergy and laypersons – work with the Chaplain who selects up to 24 participants to attend the event. This is followed by weekly or monthly reunion visits to the participants.

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  • Kairos Outside
    Kairos Outside

    Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the women family members of men and women who are or have been in prison. In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small groups to support and give them strength for the challenges they face.

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  • Kairos Torch
    Kairos Torch

    Kairos Torch is the youth division of Kairos Prison Ministry.  Torch volunteers mentor youth who are serving time in prison. It’s amazing to see the power of a caring Christian adult speak into the life of these teenage girls and boys. We literally sit on the front row seat of a miracle as God changes these young lives from crime to productive, successful citizens!

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Participant Testimonies

  • "hate into love"

    "Kairos changes hate into love resentment into forgiveness, loneliness into companionship.  Many people from the outside came into that weekend to form a Kairos team. That team is still with us all the way."

  • "where I went wrong"

    "Being on Kairos makes you realise where you went wrong and what you want out of life."

  • "my best week ever"

    "I have been in Prison for 19 years. This Kairos week has been my best week ever, nothing else comes near it."

  • "helped more on Kairos"

    "I have been helped more on Kairos than by the many years of therapy I have received"

  • "I hated religion"

    "I thought Christianity was just about going to church. I have always been open about how I hated religion and despised Christians. But I have received so much love from you, this week, I see things different now and I know I want more of what you have got in my life."

  • "reach your hand out"

    "For the first time in my life I realise that when you reach your hand out it should be to help someone not to rob them."