The Kairos Lynaugh Unit supports the ongoing activities of the Kairos Inside ministry at the Lynaugh Unit in Fort Stockton, Texas. This ministry operates as a local chapter of Kairos Prison Ministry International.
The Kairos Vision is "A community spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment reaching all impacted by incarceration, through the love, hope and faith found in Jesus Christ."
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.
In 1976 the first 3½‐day Weekend was held, and in 1979, the name “Kairos” was adopted and the ministry became an independent, non‐profit, Christian organization based on the Cursillo movement. “Kairos” is a New Testament Greek term that means “God’s Special Time” often expressed in scripture as “in the fullness of time”.
The Kairos Inside program strategy brings together positive and negative leaders of the institution for a 3½‐day Weekend (similar to Emmaus or Cursillo) of carefully coordinated talks, discussions, chapel meditations, and music led by a same‐gender team of volunteers. During the Kairos weekend, prisoners learn about Jesus, enjoy good food and fellowship, and experience the unconditional love of God as they receive various "love" gifts from the Christian community (agape). These gifts include our prayers, agape posters, child-drawn dinner placemats, cookies and letters.
The Kairos program concept is to build the Christian community inside the institution where the Kairos Community prays and fellowships together on a regular basis. These are called “Prayer‐and‐Share” Groups, which meet weekly. The free‐world Kairos community returns monthly for a “Reunion” and conducts a two-day "Retreat" twice per year for the entire Kairos community.
It is our hope that you will pray and consider participation in the Kairos ministry. In particular, consider being an inside or outside Kairos volunteer!
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