WHAT IS KLIFE
KLIFE is a community-wide, interdenominational Christian ministry of discipleship and fellowship for youth and their families. Through a variety of activities (clubs, small group Bible studies, ski trips, and monthly events), KLIFE kids grow in their faith and have lots of fun in the process. They learn that following Christ and discovering His plan for their life is the most exciting adventure of all and that they can count on friendship and support from leaders and peers who care.
KLIFE works alongside churches and families in the community to teach and encourage kids to be strong in the Lord in spite of all the negative pressures they face as teenagers. KLIFE networks kids from different churches, and those without a church affiliation, to build positive, Godly relationships that can withstand the negative peer pressure so prevalent in today’s youth culture.
The heartbeat of KLIFE lies in the ability to build relationships with kids and bring the content of God’s word to bear on those relationships. Our desire is that kids would choose to participate in one of our small groups led by our staff and volunteer leaders. The purpose of these groups is for kids to gain a greater knowledge of God’s word, build Godly relationships with peers, and have access to a mentoring leader to come alongside them as they navigate those difficult adolescent years. Supporting and surrounding our small group strategy are the more visible components of our ministry: weekly klub meetings, activities, events, and retreats. Weekly meetings consist of songs, games, and talks that contain a lesson with a relevant life application from the Bible.
meet the staff
jacob hoffman • chapter director
Jacob was born in Branson, MO along with 5 other siblings. He went to welding school and then welded for 2 years after graduating. Throughout his time of welding he quickly realized that ministry was what he was called to do and KLIFE was the perfect fit. He loves being outdoors in Gods creation where he enjoys hunting, fishing, and hiking.
Mac jones • women's director
Mac grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and graduated form Oklahoma State University, followed by the Kanakuk Institute. She is passionate about discipleship and excited to see what the Lord has in store for the community here is Ozark. Mac also loves popcorn, mason jars, and movie nights.
The heart of our ministry is small groups. Our small groups are made up of boys or girls in the same grade. They are led by young professionals and college students who have a heart for ministry and working with kids. Last year our leaders spent over 14,000 hours with their small group kids.
Each small group has one or two KLIFE volunteers (college age or older) or a KLIFE staff member leading it. The volunteer has been through an interview process with a staff member, has been background checked, and has signed a commitment to follow Christ in their own life. The groups are assembled according first to gender, then by grades, and are very purposeful in bringing groups of kids together to build accountability relationships.
A small group meets once a week and studies the Bible or a biblically-based book keeping in line with the KLIFE curriculum. The time they meet is determined by the leader of the group based on when everyone is able to get together.
Join or Start a Small Group
For information about boys’ small groups, email Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about girls’ small groups, email Mac at email@example.com.
Current Small Groups
10th, 11th & 12th Grade Guys
Location: High school
Time: Thursday 7:00am -7:45am
7th, 8th & 9th Grade Guys
Location: KLIFE House
Time: Tuesday 7:15- 8:00pm
10th, 11th & 12th Grade Girls
Location: Mac’s House
Time: Monday 6:30-7:30pm
7th, 8th & 9th Grade Girls
Location: KLIFE House
Time: Thursday 3:30-4:30pm
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