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Kairos Outside Northern California

"This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." (2 Corinthians 9:12)

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The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities. "This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." (2 Corinthians 9:12)

Who We Are - Where & When We Meet

  • We are Kairos Outside Nothern California Advisory Council
  • We serve the Bay Area of California
  • Because we serve a large geographic area, our meeting place varies from month to month: however, our permanent mailing address is: P. O. Box 563, Livermore, CA 94551
  • Our regular meeting dates and times are the 4th Sunday of the month from 3:00-6:00 pm (No meeting in July or November). Our December meeting is held the 2nd Sunday of the month.
  • Our Chairperson is Jean Heine.
  • Contact Information: (Remove the 2 spaces in the address below & send using your email program) KONCALChairperson @ KairosofCalifornia.org

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Kairos Outside Prison Ministry of Northern California is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of spouses, parents and relatives 
of those in prison. These loved ones often“do time” right along  with their loved ones. 

Kairos Outside lets these loved ones know  they are not alone. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ's call to action in Matthew 25:36.

As one Kairos Outside Guest aptly stated, "I always assume people are going to judge me when they find out I had someone in prison; but it was humbling to find out these women not only liked me, but they loved me.” 

Interested in this ministry? Here are the next steps...


Get Involved

We need your help.  There are many opportunities for you to serve in this ministry. All we ask is that you have a willing heart and a spirit of obedience and you can play a crucial role in God's ministry of Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives and Impacting the World.  Here's some basic information to help you "get involved."

Kairos Outside Serving the Greater Bay Area of California

Kairos Outside offers a comfortable, non-judging retreat for women to support each other as they journey through the incarceration of a friend or relative. The Kairos Outside Weekend is a 2 day program based on a series of talks by volunteers designed to address the pain of enduring separation from the one inside and the judgment of others from their community. Guests hear the talks in small family groups. The program is interspersed with music, prayer, and and fun activities. Kairos Prison Ministry is a Christian program, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a Guest.

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's female family members, friends or relatives, you may be called as a part of a Kairos Outside team.

Be a Support Volunteer

Not all Kairos Outside members serve just in the Weekend Retreat. Each Kairos retreat weekend has opportunities for outside support, such as baking cookies, writing letters of support, or preparing meals.  Get your church's Sunday school classes to color placemats for mealtimes during the retreat.

Be a Prayer Partner

For more information on the Kairos Outside Prison Ministry Team in this area, please email us at: InfoKONCALministry @ KairosofCalifornia.org
(Be sure to remove the two spaces in the email address and send using your email program)



Kairos is an ECFA Accredited Ministry

Kairos Prison Ministry International is ECFA Accredited. ECFA enhances trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries by establishing and applying ECFA's Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship to accredited organizations.

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