This page was last updated: March 18, 2015
Listen, Listen, Love, Love!!
“...I was in prison and you came to visit me.”  Matthew 25:36

Welcome to our web site for the Kairos Prison Ministry Team serving the Mark W. Michael Unit, part of the TDCJ Prison System, the prison is located about 5 mile southwest of Tennessee Colony, Tx. Click HERE for info about the Michael Unit. Our mission is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.

Monthly Kairos Reunions at the Michael Unit Prison
Monthly Reunions at the Michael Unit are generally held on the 2nd Saturday of every month except if those dates occur during the actual Kairos Short Course Weekends.  Any inmate who has attended a Kairos Weekend - whether at the Michael Unit or from another institution - is invited to gather in the Michael Unit #7 gym with the Kairos Inside Free-World Volunteers for fellowship, music, testimonies, prayer and encouragement. Outside Visitors are welcome to come to a Reunion Saturday but must notify the current Kairos Program Unit Liasion at least 2 weeks ahead of time.  Be sure to contact the Kairos Program Unit Liasion, to verify that your name is on the entry list, for the Saturday that you want to attend, and call the unit prior to driving down to verify that they are open for the program. The Michael Unit switchboard number is 903-928-2311, and ask the officer it the unit is open for the Kairos Program.

For Veteran Team Members coming to a Monthly Reunion:
•Be at the Michael Unit Front Entry Port no later than 6:45 AM
•Click here for directions to the Michael Unit.

WEEKLY Kairos Prayer and Share at the Michael Unit Prison
A WEEKLY Kairos Prayer and Share Program is conducted at the Michael Unit and are generally held on EVERY TUESDAY of the month from 5:30PM till about 7:00PM, except for those Tuesdays that fall on the Fifth Tuesday of the month.  Any inmate who has attended a Kairos Weekend - whether at the Michael Unit or from another institution - is invited to gather in the Michael Unit #7 gym with the Kairos Inside Free-World Volunteers for Prayer and Share.  Outside Visitors are welcome to come to a Prayer and Share Tuesday's but must notify the current Kairos Program Unit Liasion at least 2 weeks ahead of time.  Be sure to contact the Kairos Program Unit Liasion, to verify that your name is on the entry list, for the Tuesday that you want to attend, and call the unit prior to driving down to verify that they are open for the program. The Michael Unit switchboard number is 903-928-2311, and ask the officer it the unit is open for the Kairos Program.

For Veteran Team Members coming to a Prayer and Share:
•Be at the Michael Unit Front Entry Port no later than 5:00 PM
•Click here for directions to the Michael Unit.

Kairos #46: April 23-26, 2015

Kairos Team Leadership
A Kairos Team of about 36-44 men 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:

Bill McRoberts - Team Leader
       Assisted by:
•Bill Brunnemer - Observing Leader
•Dennis Groat - Advising Leader

Closing Services for Kairos No. 46
Come to the closing services for Kairos No. 46, will begin at 2:30PM on APRIL 26, 2015 at the Michael Unit.  Please arrive at the Security Checkin Facility by 1:30PM to allow us time to get a large group through the entrance procedures.  For more information email the Closing Coordinator to be added to the list or Click HERE to go to our Closing Page.

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.

Team Meeting Dates (see the MEETINGS Page for complete info, times and locations).

Meeting No. 1 - JANUARY 17, 2015

Meeting No. 2 - JANUARY 31, 2015


Meeting No. 3 - MARCH 7, 2015

Meeting No. 4 - MARCH 21, 2015


Meeting No. 5 - APRIL 4, 2015


MICHAEL UNIT KAIROS CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
1st Quarter 2015

JANUARY 2015
1/6TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Tyler "A" crew)
1/10SECOND SATURDAY
1/13TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Tyler "B" crew)
1/20     TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Lindale crew)
1/27TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Metroplex crew)

FEBRUARY 2015
2//3TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Tyler "A" crew)
2/10TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Tyler "B" crew)
2/14SECOND SATURDAY
2/17TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Lindale crew)
2/24TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Metroplex crew)

MARCH 2015
3//3TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Tyler "A" crew)
3/10UNIT CURRENTLY LOCKED DOWN
3/14UNIT CURRENTLY LOCKED DOWN
3/17UNIT NOW OPEN

3/24     TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Metroplex crew)
3/31NO TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE

APRIL 2015
4/7TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Tyler "A" crew)
4/11SECOND SATURDAY
4/14TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Tyler "B" crew)
4/21TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Lindale crew)
4/23KAIROS NO. 46 BEGINS
4/26KAIROS NO. 46 ENDS
4/28TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER AND SHARE, 5:30PM-7:00PM
(Metroplex crew)
5/2INSTRUCTIONAL REUNION FOR No. 46

Other Pages and Links
PRAYER GUIDE for the Weekend
Mark W. Michael Unit
Tennessee Colony, Texas
Spiritual Focus for the Kairos No. 46 Weekend, Team Meeting No. 4:
God has seen us through many trials.  Praise him for his mercy and Grace.  This Saturday we will gather in Dallas at MUNGER PLACE United Methodist Church.  Our Spiritual focus is on
" MAKING DISCIPLES", Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Please read the scripture and come prepared to share what you have gleaned from this scripture. In a spirit of gratitude and gracious receiving let us " Give God Thanks for who and what we are to him and the men in white'. And above all pray for our team, our leaders, and the "Men In White", and of course the correctional officers and the chaplains.
To God Be the Glory. We are one in the Spirit. Let us live as God has taught us. Giving thanks that I am blessed to share his Grace with those of this team and the many of you that I love as my brothers and sisters in Christ.