Kairos is often called the “Cookie Ministry” due to the use of cookies to represent “the love of Christ.” The residents and staff alike eagerly await the arrival of this special treat. During a Kairos weekend, a team of volunteers go out into each block and hand deliver cookies to each resident and staff member. Trust us when we say, it’s a really big deal.


Cookie Preparation

The types of cookies that are generally acceptable are: Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Molasses, Chocolate Chip, Ginger and Sugar. At AOCI, we accept any cookies that do not have icing or sugar on the cookie, but we do prefer chocolate chip. For you that are wondering why we don’t allow icing on the cookies, the coatings of icing or sugar can be scraped off to make hooch. Cookies should be between 2 inches and 2-1/2 inches in diameter and not more than 1/2 inch thick. It is very important not to use icing, sugar or any other type of coating on the outside of the cookie. Do not add any kind of fruit or nuts to the cookies.

The Key Ingredient: Prayer

Pray individually or as a family over the ingredients before and during mixing. Pray over the cookies as you drop them onto the cookie sheets and bake them. Ask God to use your cookies as a source of His love to shine on the prisoners and staff on the Kairos weekend. Pray that each cookie brings the inmate, officer or warden who eats it closer to God. We want every person to become part of the family of God.

Packing the Cookies

Bag thoroughly cooled cookies in a quart sized Zip Lock bag, a dozen cookies to a bag. Label each bag with the cookie type inside. Freeze all cookies if not using within 3 days.

Getting the Cookies to the Prison

If you are not working on the team, please deliver the cookies to a team member by Saturday March 21, 2020, so they can take them to the prison. If you do not have a personal connection, please contact our cookie chief, Steve Riley at stev283@yahoo.com.