Kairos Outside     

Kairos OutsideOutside is a 2½ day Christian Weekend designed to demonstrate God’s grace and love through Christian support for women who have been impacted by incarceration.

In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small support groups to give them strength for the challenges they face in their lives.

Spouses, parents, and relatives of the incarcerated often “do time” right along with their loved ones. It is important for them to know that they are not alone and that there is a Christian community that cares. Any 20-year-old or older female, whose life has been impacted by the incarceration of a loved one or a woman who was unable to attend Kairos Inside while in prison, is eligible to attend Kairos Outside.

The Weekend is based on a series of talks by Kairos volunteers sharing their life stories. Guests hear the talks in small family groups. The program is interspersed with music, prayer, fun activities, and special surprises.

The Weekend is Christian in nature, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a Guest.

After the Weekend, the women journey together through life by attending SWAP (Share, Witness, Account & Pray) and Reunion gatherings, where they support and encourage each other as they deal with the impact of incarceration on themselves and their families.

The goals of Kairos Outside are to:

  • Provide a safe place
  • Offer unconditional love and acceptance in a Christian setting
  • Foster spiritual growth and community
  • Promote participation in small groups
  • Create an opportunity for a relationship with God
  • Unite the families and/or women impacted by incarceration