Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos is an interdenominational Christian ministry whose programmes were designed to be presented in Medium and Maximum Security sections of men’s and women’s correctional institutions. The ministry is conducted, in cooperation with the chaplains and management of correctional institutions, by volunteer teams of laity and clergy who are selected, trained and certified by area governing bodies of Kairos and approved by correctional institutions as citizen volunteers.

KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY volunteers are drawn from a broad range of inter- denominational churches. KAlROS volunteers have experience in renewal movements within their churches which focus on small group dynamics, share and prayer groups, personal witness and vulnerability in Christian community.

KAlROS PRISON MINISTRY is active in the USA, Australia, Canada and South Africa. The Kairos weekend is held in over 250 prisons, served by more than 30,000 volunteers, worldwide.

How You Can Participate…

Be a team member.

Kairos volunteers come from all walks and strata of life. They all share a desire to follow Christ’s admonition of Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison and you visited me.”  If you feel God’s call to minister to the incarcerated as a part of a Kairos team, contact the Niek (031 266 0282) to inquire about how you can get involved, or contact the Kairos national office to find out about qualification and training and to be put in touch with the local Kairos community.

Be a Prayer Partner.

All Kairos activities are covered with prayer.  You can be a part of that prayer effort.  Contact us!

Be a Support Volunteer.

Each Kairos retreat weekend has opportunities for outside support, such as baking cookies, writing letters of support, or preparing meals.


Be a Ministry Financial Booster.

All Kairos activities are funded by donations.  If you would like to support this ministry by your donation, make your cheque payable (any amount is appreciated!) to Kairos Prison Ministry and send it to the relevant Kairos district office.

Be a Cookie Baker.

We may need a huge amount of cookies for a typical Kairos weekend. Homemade cookies are a tangible expression of Christian love and an indication of God’s concern   for a group of people who seldom encounter either in the course of their daily lives.  Your loving sacrifice will provide “bread” that shines the Light of God’s Grace into the darkest corners of a prison unit.   May God bless you for the gift of baking!

Contact Niek Wit or Shirley Hind (082 468 4336)