The purpose of the Kairos Inside prison ministry program is to establish the Kairos Christian community inside prisons by the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
The Kairos Inside program brings positive and negative resident leaders together, in both male and female institutions, for a 3½ day Weekend. The program includes a series of talks, discussions, chapel meditations, and music led by a same gender team of volunteers. As Participants participate in the activities surrounded by the love and support of the volunteers, a Christian community will start to form. "Listen - Listen - Love - Love" is the theme of every weekend. For many Participants, the Kairos Weekend creates the desire to become a Christian, and for others it stimulates desire to continue his/her spiritual growth.
Prayer and Share
After the Kairos Weekend, Prayer and Share accountability groups are held weekly, and Reunions monthly. The ultimate goal of Kairos Inside is to build a Christian community to pray and fellowship together on a weekly basis by nurturing each other in their faith walk and providing accountability. This is the heart of Kairos! As the Kairos Christian community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence — especially among the formerly negative leaders — the incidence of violence decreases. Incarcerated participants who are released re-enter the outside world with a God centered perspective and a new desire to become productive citizens. Kairos Inside is a front row seat to God’s miracles happening right now at men’s and women’s prisons.
How Can You Participate
Join or Support a Team:
You can become a Kairos Inside volunteer and participate in the Weekends in the prisons or correctional facilities. Not all volunteer opportunities to serve involve going into a prison.
Pray for Us
Without prayer, a Weekend cannot happen. We have people like you praying every minute of the weekend — even all night!
Support our "Cookie Ministry"
We need dozens of cookies for a during our typical Kairos Weekend. At Swannanoa, we supply commercial-grade cookie dough to the cafeteria workers to cook and package for distribution to residents and staff during the weekend. This process increases our overall weekend food budget. In an effort to offset this special expense for a special ministry, you can help by clicking on the make a donation link and designate your donation as "Dough for dough" for SCCW Kairos Advisory Council.
Involve Children and Youth
Have children or youth groups draw placemats or wall posters. These drawings often mean the most to those inside prison walls.
Create Agape Posters
Agape can be encouraging letters, posters, placemats and banners addressed to the entire Weekend community as a group. All Agape must be done in prayerful love.
Make a Donation
All Kairos Inside activities are funded by donations. You can make your donation by clicking on the Make a Donation link or send a check to our local Swannanoa Kairos organization at
Kairos Inside at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women (SCCW)
PO Box 64
Swannanoa, NC 28778