Listen, Listen, Love, Love!!

“I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
Matthew 25:36

Welcome to the official Web site for the Kairos Prison Ministry Team serving Hancock State Prison located in Sparta, GA.

Our Mission:

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.

Kairos #47: November 17-20, 2016

Kairos Team Leadership

A Kairos Team is made up entirely of Christian volunteers - Lay persons and Clergy - most of whom have participated in their own 3-Day Spiritual Experience such as Walk To Emmaus, Tres Dias, Cursillo and others. The Team Leader is a Lay person chosen by the local Advisory Council based on observed traits such as spiritual maturity, dedication to the ministry and a servant's heart. Our next team will be led by:

  •  David Himmelsbach - Weekend Leader
  • Lou Carreras - Observing Leader
  • Kevin Fitzpatrick - Advising Leader

Team Training Meetings

It is extremely important that team members make every effort to attend ALL Meetings leading up to the Kairos Weekend! Volunteering in Kairos is a serious commitment. Please pray about it FIRST and check your calendar BEFORE you commit to serving on the Team. Of course, conflicts do arise unexpectedly but if you KNOW you cannot make the team meetings and/or you are not POSITIVE you can be there for the ENTIRE Weekend, please consider serving on a later Weekend when you do not have any conflicts. The formation and unity of the team PRIOR to entering the institution is essential to the success of the ministry.

Monthly Kairos Reunions at Hancock

Monthly Reunions at Hancock are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of every month except in May and November during the actual Kairos Short Course Weekends. Any inmate who has attended a Kairos Weekend - whether at Hancock or some other institution - is invited to gather in the HSP gym with the Kairos Outside Volunteers for fellowship, music, food, testimonies, prayer and encouragement. Outside Visitors are welcome to come to a Reunion but must notify the current Team Leader 2 weeks ahead of time. For Team Members coming to a Monthly Reunion:

KairosHSP Calendar of Events

Team Member Resources

Team Member Training Handouts (PDF)
  ● Guidebook for Team Members
  ● Kairos Foundations
  ● Agape Guidelines
  ● Prison Guidelines
  ● Outreach Guidelines
  ● Dress Code for Team and Visitors

Team Member "How To" Documents
  ● How To Write "Agape" Letters
  ● How To Give a Kairos Talk
  ● How To Make Kairos Cookies

Kairos Promotional Brochures
  ● Kairos INSIDE Tri-fold Brochure
  ● Kairos OUTSIDE Tri-fold Brochure
  ● Kairos TORCH Tri-fold Brochure

Sponsorship Program Resources (PDF)
  ● Sponsorship Brochure (New)
  ● Sponsorship Brochure (Old)
  ● Sponsor Information Form

Miscellaneous Forms(PDF)
  ● Kairos Team Member Application
  ● Kairos Volunteer Package (11 Forms)
  ● Kairos Closing Visitor Application
  ● Prayer Vigil Form