Kairos Prison Ministry International

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Summary

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families.

The Kairos programs take the participants on a journey that demonstrates the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Kairos Prison Ministry is Christian in nature, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a participant.

The programs involve a structured model that includes the weekend experience, followed by guests or participants gathering regularly for accountability, support, and prayer.

One Ministry, Three Programs:

Kairos Inside is a prison ministry with a mission to develop a Christian community on the inside of a prison.

Kairos Outside - Spouses, parents and relatives of those in prison often "do time" right along with their loved ones. Kairos Outside lets them know they are not alone.

Kairos Torch is a mentoring program for incarcerated youth, ages 25 and under.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Kairos Prison Ministry International
100 DeBary Plantation Blvd
DeBary, FL 32713

Website: kairosprisonministry.org

Phone: 407-629-4948

Email: info@kairosprisonministry.org


Organization details

EIN: 591970458

CEO/President: Evelyn Lemly

Chairman: Steve Smith

Board size: 17

Founder: "The Nine Old Men"

Year founded: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end:

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

Vision: A Community spiritually freed from the effects of imprisonment reaching all impacted by incarceration, through the love, hope, and faith found in Jesus Christ.


Mission statement

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.


Statement of faith

We in Kairos believe:

The Bible is God's authoritative and inspired word for our faith and our lives.

In the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

In the deity, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Friendship with God is a free gift, for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The love of Jesus Christ motivates His followers to provide food for the hungry, drink to the thirsty, welcome to the stranger, clothes for the naked and visits to the sick and those in prison.

In sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with all incarcerated individuals, their families and to those who work with them inside and outside the correctional institution.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating414 of 93823 of 47
Fund acquisition rating264 of 94014 of 47
Resource allocation rating554 of 94030 of 47
Asset utilization rating519 of 93828 of 47

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%3%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%76%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%89%93%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%72%71%72%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%11%7%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%12%8%9%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%15%21%19%
 
Investing ratiosSector median201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.150.931.031.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.501.081.081.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.021.011.121.23
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.7241.4049.8553.18
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.120.020.020.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.3411.6110.549.60
 
Solvency ratiosSector median201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%2%2%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%105%95%89%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets201820172016
Cash$4,846,852$4,631,554$4,500,070
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$333,208$225,481$282,931
Short-term investments$1,096,325$742,053$224,646
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,276,385$5,599,088$5,007,647
Long-term investments$80,000$0$80,000
Fixed assets$452,321$458,304$452,513
Other long-term assets$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$532,321$458,304$532,513
Total assets$6,808,706$6,057,392$5,540,160
 
Liabilities201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$145,972$103,831$94,156
Other current liabilities$5,625$8,482$0
Total current liabilities$151,597$112,313$94,156
Debt$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities$151,597$112,313$94,156
 
Net assets201820172016
Without donor restrictions$6,457,081$5,734,342$5,220,837
With donor restrictions$200,028$210,737$225,167
Net assets$6,657,109$5,945,079$5,446,004
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue201820172016
Total contributions$7,029,671$6,688,422$6,576,057
Program service revenue$57,863$42,160$58,590
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$38,447$0$0
Other revenue$0$15,258$18,285
Total other revenue$96,310$57,418$76,875
Total revenue$7,125,981$6,745,840$6,652,932
 
Expenses201820172016
Program services$5,130,810$4,761,027$4,786,501
Management and general$977,150$1,292,577$1,174,196
Fundraising$223,172$193,161$181,631
Total expenses$6,331,132$6,246,765$6,142,328
 
Change in net assets201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$794,849$499,075$510,604
Other changes in net assets($82,819)$0$0
Total change in net assets$712,030$499,075$510,604

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/13/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The history of Kairos begins with the first three day "short course in Christianity" inside Union Correctional Institution at Raiford, Florida in the fall of 1976. It was called Cursillo in Prison.

By 1978, six states were presenting a Cursillo short course in prisons.

The national Cursillo office determined these Cursillo in Prison ministries should be supervised by a central authority and that their format be modified to more closely align with inmate needs. Cursillo asked the Florida group to design such a program.

The history continues with nine volunteers, who were on the very first weekend - today affectionately referred to as the "Nine Old Men." They redesigned the program and renamed it "Kairos" (Greek for "Gods Special Time").

Kairos Inside - The first "Kairos" Prison Ministry weekend was presented in 1979. Following that first weekend, the Cursillo office directed other areas doing Cursillo in Prison to stop using the Cursillo name and join Kairos. This program is now called Kairos Inside.

Kairos Outside - In 1989 a chaplain at the San Quentin State Correctional Facility in California asked Kairos to create a program that would minister to the female family members of the incarcerated. In April 1990 the second of the Kairos programs, Kairos Outside, held their first weekend in Northern California.

Kairos Torch - The third Kairos program, Kairos Torch, had its first weekend in September of 1997 at a youth facility in Oklahoma. Kairos Torch was developed uniquely to address young people (25 and under) experiencing incarceration through one-to-one volunteer mentoring.

Today Kairos Inside, Kairos Outside, and Kairos Torch are supported by a staff of 12 and have more than 30,000 volunteers donating three (3) million hours of service each year.

Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room's Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres Dias, as well as volunteers from independent and non-denominational churches.

These volunteers serve in more than 400 correctional institutions and 86 communities in 37 states and 9 countries: Costa Rica, Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


Program accomplishments

500+ prisons and communities served

10 different countries

3 million hours of volunteer service per year

$36 million annual dollar value of volunteer hours


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