Faith Church is committed to and supports the efforts of Kairos Prison Ministries in
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist them in the transition of becoming productive citizens. Washington. Members of our church are active in the McNeil Island Correction Center program. Kairos is a Christian, lay-led, ecumenical, volunteer international prison ministry, in which men and women volunteers bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to incarcerated individuals and to their families.
How Does this Ministry Help Society?
Kairos Prison Ministry affects the lives of prisoners in countless positive ways.
Lives have been changed, and former inmates re-enter society as better spouses, parents and employees. Many released prisoners become volunteers, and give back to society. Some start their own ministries, pastor churches, while others run re-entry programs, and become mentors.
The savings to the taxpayer are substantial. As one former prisoner put it: “It cost the government about $1,000,000 to try me and imprison me for several years, but a program like Kairos keeps me out”.
How Does Kairos Help Incarcerated Individuals?
Kairos programs have gained the respect of the correctional system, too. In a recent study, the recidivism rate was 15.7% among those who had participated in one Kairos session, and 10% among those who had participated in two or more Kairos sessions. The recidivism rate amongst the normal prison population varies between 30% – 50+%. Recidivism means the percentage of inmates that return to the prison system once they have been released from their initial term.
How can People Help or Get Involved?
If you have questions or would like to find out how to get involved with Kairos Prison Ministries, please call or email Scott Spung or Jim Sloane from our congregation. They can be reached by contacting the church office at (425) 392-0123 or email email@example.com