MUMC is one of the biggest supporters in this area of ministry for prison inmates at Polunsky Unit – Texas Death row located just outside of Livingston, Texas. At present, MUMC has six men participating in this specialized ministry at Polunsky and one man participating at the Ferguson Unit.
Kairos volunteers go through several weeks of intensive training prior to becoming a volunteer for the Kairos team that goes into the prison. Well-trained and well-organized volunteer teams of men from the community present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers – both clergy and laypersons – works in cooperation with the Chaplain who carefully selects 42 inmates to attend. Kairos is a ministry of Christ’s love, delivered by His family. Everything the Kairos Team does is done in the spirit of God’s love. The real heart of Kairos after the 3-day weekend is the ongoing, continuing ministry where the Institution’s Kairos Community meets weekly in Prayer and Share groups. MUMC presently has three men visiting the prison every week for Prayer and Share. You can participate in this ministry by being 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 36:36, “I was in prison and you visited me.”
If you feel God’s call to minister to the incarcerated as a part of a Kairos team, please contact MUMC member, Bud Hamilton, to find out about qualification and training.
The MUMC Kairos Team presently consists of:
Brent Kendall (Ferguson Unit)
Associate Pastor, Doc Jones
How Can I Help?
Be a Prayer Partner All Kairos activities are covered with prayer. You can be a part of that prayer effort.
Be a Support Volunteer Each Kairos retreat weekend has opportunities for “outside” support, such as baking cookies, writing letters of support, or preparing meals.
Be a Ministry Financial Booster All Kairos activities are funded by donations. If you would like to support this ministry by your donation, make your check payable (any amount is appreciated) to MUMC Kairos Prison Ministry.
For further information, contact Bud Hamilton.