Team Spiritual Formation
The Kairos leader is responsible for ensuring that the team is transformed from a group of individual Christians into the spiritual unified body of Christ. For many lay persons, the thought of guiding the spiritual formation come with a desire to do the work of God, and they just need a guiding hand to give them spiritual direction.
Our Inside Program is well-organized with well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding an institution. They present a 3-day weekend short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers — both clergy and laypersons — works in cooperation with the prison chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. A well-organized follow-up is part of this program.
The Learn Academy Training that Kairos leader attends, coupled with the software tools that the leader receives after the AKT, will provide the direction that is needed to create an environment during team meetings that is conducive to spiritual formation.
We currently operate in five prisons: Huttonsville, Lakin, Mt. Olive, Salem, and St. Marys. More than 3,000 incarcerated men and women have been introduced to Kairos in West Virginia since its inception in February 2000. The current number of volunteers exceeds 200 per year.