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This web page is solely devoted to providing practical information and tangible materials related to the ongoing organization task of locating, recruiting and training new volunteer associates. Success in this area is essential to ensuring that the Kairos Prison Ministry will continue to be a growing, improving and vital portion of God's kingdom. Such organizational health is the responsibility of every volunteer in every Texas unit to serve this urgent and important goal. If we will each one commit to adding a faithful portion into this group effort then whatever value we create today will serve others tomorrow!

(Recruiting-Outreach Coordinators of Kairos) THOU SHALT START HERE! 

ROCK Chair & Co-Chair
 Chair: Chris Wilson     Co-Chair: John Osborne 

ROCK Subcommittee Members           
                           Dickson de la Haye
                           Red Gilbert 
                           Kyan Kirby 
                           Dawnya Wineinger - Contact Coordinator

ROCK Talk starting August 20, 2020: 
CLICK HERE for Session Topics and Dates
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ROCK Talk Session Downloads:
Session 1: Recruiting Basics & Mentor/Mentees
Session 2: Establishment of ROCK Team & Speakers Bureau
Session 3: Websites and Content
Session 4: Giving a Presentation and Building A Presentation Kit
Session 5: Elevator Speeches
Session 6: Welcoming/Retaining Kairos New Volunteers
Session 7: ROCK Garden; Newsletters; Utilize Best Practices
Session 8: Volunteer Skills Survey
Session 9: Donor/EZRA Database/Identifying New Churches
Session 10; Clergy Recruiting
Session 11; ROCK Worksheet and Assessment
Session 12; Panel Discussion, Q&A, Tips

"Taking a Leap of Faith"
 Training Content - February 2020


Training Slides
ROCK Training KOT State Mtng 04/13/19
ROCK Training KOT State Mtng 07/14/18
KPMI Annual Conf - ROCK Training Slides '19 - Diversity 

KPMI Annual Conf.-ROCK Training Slides '18

Videos - YouTube
 Video commentary on the Workshop slides.
 Checklist and Worksheet.
 Structured Approach to Recruiting



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November 13, 2019 November 14, 2018
October 09, 2019 October 10, 2018
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August 14, 2019 August 15, 2018
July 10, 2019 July 02, 2018
June 12, 2019 June 13, 2018
May 08, 2019 May 09, 2018
April 10, 2019 April 11, 2018
June 14, 2021 March 13, 2019 March 14, 2018
April 15, 2020 February 13, 2019 February 14, 2018
January 15, 2020 January 09, 2019 January 10, 2018 (Inaugural Issue!)


This Kairos of Texas tool can be extremely helpful for individual units to keep track of their progress and compliance with Kairos guidelines. The key here is for the users to personalize and adapt it to their own specific community assets and needs. After that - like any powerful tool - it requires diligent usage and regular maintenance to bring out its full potential. Since it is an Excel file, you will need to download it to your computer before using.

The ROCK Assessment can help you determine the current health of your  Recruiting and Outreach activities. After assessment, use the Checklist and Worksheet templates.

The ROCK Checklist provides guidance, best practices and links.

The ROCK Worksheet provides space to input details in the "What, Who, By When" columns. 

             Note: These forms are also available to download in PDF format:  Checklist and Worksheet 

Links from the ROCK Checklist  for your easy and individual link referencing.  Enjoy!

Kairos Outreach2 - Presentation Guide    Volunteer Recruiting Best Practices
MYKairos - Downloads - Recruiting Kairos Style Guide
Kairos Speakers Bureau Checklist Produce a Kairos Story Board
Suggested Elevator Speeches  Clergy Recruitment - Where to Look
Structured Approach for Outreach-Recruitment TDCJ Considerations for Ex-offenders



Links from this Kairos Of Texas recruiting oasis section will soon - Lord willing! - be filled with a collection of practical offerings straight from hardworking volunteers like you who are currently in the recruiting process. We foresee great ideas, worth trying ideas, and perhaps even some "avoid this idea" ideas! There's room to grow here!  
PS. Your idea doesn't need to be "website ready"-that's our job! Just send what you have, and we'll take it from there. Thanks!


Fundraising Presentation PowerPoint  Business Cards and Facebook Page Speakers Bureau-Online Form Example
KOCT Kyle Flea Market Fundraiser  Example Solicitation Letter Speakers Bureau Overview
Facebook Fundraising Tips ROCK Business Card (Dickson approved) Speakers Bureau-Checklist
CLERGY RECRUITING Team Postcard Idea A Presentation Kit

Kairos 'Inside' PowerPoint and PDF  
Clergy Recruiting Letter Volunteer Invitation Letter LEADERSHIP
Clergy Recruiting Brochure Promoting Kairos Weekend Leadership Track Template
Clergy Video Closing TestimonyClosing Video Unit Recruit/Outreach Assessment
Recruiting Essay by David Mosser Best Practice Welcoming and Retaining New Volunteers
Website Volunteer Referral Idea
WEBSITE Red's Best Practices 
Explore the ROCK Website Volunteers by Unit YE 2019
Kairos Skills Survey  


Top Ten
pdf version   

MyKairos is maintained by KPMI and contains a wealth of information and resource materials. The following links point you to site locations or documents that you may find particularly helpful.

Kairos Presentation Guide  This document provides guidance on making a Kairos presentation.

Interest Card   Whenever making a presentation, be sure to distribute and collect Interest Cards for follow up!

Fundraising/Donations Some additional thoughts and ideas on fundraising.

Recruiting Several practical downloads on the general subject of volunteer recruitment.

Videos Library A wide selection of links and downloads from the video collection for recruiting meetings and new volunteer training and motivation.

Ordering Materials How to order available items from KPMI

Style Guide for Websites This guide sets out rules and regs for a unit website. It can also serve as a list of areas where volunteer recruiting can be actively supported through your unit's online site.

Anatomy Of A Volunteer  KPMI Recruiting Blog.

Add a professional touch to your group presentations.
Order pull-up BANNERS & TABLE RUNNERS Order Form from KPMI.  


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Thanks in advance!

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