Kairos Training Courses and Resources

All scheduled Kairos Weekends, Trainings, and Events can be viewed on the Kairos Kalendar.

Online AKT Registration Form - NEW

      Online AKT Registration Form - Click to Register

AKT Refresher Courses

Kairos is currently offering Advanced Kairos Training Refresher Courses, with registration open now. These virtual courses are for Weekend Leaders, Observing Leaders, and Advising Leaders who had already gone to AKT but their Weekends were cancelled due to COVID. These are not a replacement for AKT. If you have yet to attend an AKT, do not register for a refresher course. Each course is limited to 30 participants and registration is required. Register soon to ensure your place in your preferred course by clicking on the course and submitting your registration information online. More AKT Refresher courses will be added if needed due to high demand.
All times are EST
    Kairos Outside: Sat. August 7, 12:00 pm - 4:00
    Kairos Inside: Thurs. August 12, 6:30 pm - 9:00
    Kairos Inside: Wed. August 18, 12:30 pm - 3:00
    Kairos Outside: Sat. September 11, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kairos Outside: Sat. October 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kairos Outside: Sat. November 6, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kairos Outside: Sat. December 4, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kairos Institutional Liaison Training

The Institutional Liaison Coordinator for the Advisory Councils of Kairos Inside and Kairos Torch are always important. In 2021, these positions are even more important as we work to reenter the adult and youth facilities. Volunteers, who have done the role, have developed training for the Institutional Liaison Coordinator to better understand the relationship with the facility and key topics to cover, which enables Kairos to operate at it’s very best. Sign up for this virtual training by clicking the link and registering. An email confirmation will be sent to you for joining the 1 ½ hour training.
All times are EST
    Kairos Inside: Tue. October 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00
    Kairos Inside: Tue. November 2, 6:30 pm - 8:30

Continuing Ministry Training

Kairos offers virtual Continuing Ministry Training courses for those who are working or are interested in doing Continuing Ministry. Registration is required so select the preferred date under the Kairos Program you would like to perform Continuing Ministry with and reserve your place.
All times are EST

Kairos Inside

    Sat. August 7, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Mon. August 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wed. September 1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Wed. October 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Mon. November 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kairos Outside

    Sat. August 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sat. September 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sat. October 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sat. November 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sat. December 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kairos Torch

    Sat. July 31, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sat. August 14, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sat. August 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sat. September 11, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kairos Torch 101 Presentations

Kairos Torch 101 is a broad overview of the Kairos youth program from initial volunteer recruitment to mentoring. It is designed to give new volunteers an understanding of the requirements and key elements of Kairos Torch through the use of many visual and interactive demonstrations. This presentation has proven to be an excellent recruiting tool – inspiring and encouraging volunteers to become committed team members and mentors. Kairos Torch 101 is especially beneficial for “new start-up” Weekend Leaders before attending Advanced Kairos Torch Training.
All times are EST

    Sat. August 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sat. August 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

General Kairos Training Resources

          Procedure and Guidelines for Scheduling an Advisory Council Training
          Online AKT Registration Form - Click to Register
          AKT Attendee Spreadsheet for AKT Coordinators
          Training Procedures for Non-4th Day Volunteers
          AKT Coordinator's Guide
          Why Kairos Volunteers Shouldn't Advocate
          Use of Legal Music in Kairos Programs
          Kairos Mission
          Kairos Vision
          Kairos Statement of Faith
          Kairos Core Values

Kairos Inside Training Tools

          Anonymous Servanthood - Kairos Inside
          A Walk Through the Kairos Inside Program Manual
          Better Together - Understanding How Kairos Inside, Kairos Outside
               and Kairos Torch Work Together
          What is Better Together? (With Testimony)
          Confidentiality
          Cursillo Roots
          Group Dynamics
          How to Conduct the Family Prayer Circle
          How to Get a Guest to Kairos Outside - Life of a Guest Reservation Form
          The Importance of Forgiveness
          Jacob Moment
          Kairos Symbols
          PREA

Kairos Outside Training Tools

          Anonymous Servanthood - Kairos Outside
          Better Together - Understanding How Kairos Inside, Kairos Outside
               and Kairos Torch Work Together
          What is Better Together? (With Testimony)
          Confidentiality - Making Kairos Outside A "Safe Place"
          How to Get a Guest to Kairos Outside - Life of a Guest Reservation Form
          Kairos Outside Continuing Ministry
          Kairos Outside Foundations: Meeting 1
          Kairos Outside Foundations: Meeting 2
          Kairos Outside Foundations: Meeting 3
          Kairos Outside Foundations: Meeting 4
          Kairos Outside Observing Leader 1 - Getting Guests to a Weekend
          Kairos Outside Purpose, Goals, Philosophy and Commitment Statement
          Kairos Outside Special Events - Video 1 - The Bedtime Story
          Kairos Outside Special Events - Video 2 - The Elegant Dinner
          Kairos Outside Special Events - Video 3 - Walking in Love, Flowers at Dawn,
               the Birthday Party, and Closing
          Kairos Outside Weekend Puzzle (general overview of the Weekend)
          The Role and Importance of Men Serving in Kairos Outside from a Man's Perspective
          Table Leader Training Overview
          Team Contacts - Understanding Your Role
          Walk Through the Kairos Outside Program Manual (An Interactive PowerPoint for use
               at Team Formation Meetings)
          Wanted a Few Good Women - A Clergy Recruitment Video

Kairos Torch Training Tools

          The Father Fracture
          PREA for Youth
          1. Riverbanks - Intro & Ministry Foundations
          2. Riverbanks - Common Ground
          3. Riverbanks - Youth Facilities
          4. Riverbanks - Team Selection
          5. Riverbanks - Spiritual Focus
          7. Riverbanks - Kairos Torch Weekend

Advanced Kairos Training Calendar