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 (klubs, small group Bible studies, mission trips, 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, skits, and talks that contain a lesson with a relevant life application from the Bible.
Meet the staff
RYAN COLPITTS • chapter director
Hey, I’m Ryan but most people refer to me as Bones! I grew up in a military family and was blessed to live all around the world in my youth. I attended Central Michigan University and graduated with a Degree in Communication in 2018. For the past three summers I’ve worked at Kids Across America (Aye Aye!). While there I was introduced to the Kanakuk Institute and spent the year studying the Word of God and equipping myself with the foundation to share the Gospel to everyone. I’m very excited to join the Tri-Lakes team and cannot wait to start building Christ-centered relationships with the students and showing the love of the Savior to this community.
couRtney cranford • women’s director
Hey, I’m Courtney! I’m from Manhattan, Kansas and I went to Emporia State University (Stingers Up! Go Hornets!) where I studied Sociology and Anthropology. I have worked at K-Seven and Kids Across America throughout college and became super passionate about working with youth. I graduated in 2017 and moved to Seattle where I worked as an academic coach in the inner city. After hearing so much about it, I finally took the plunge and attended the Kanakuk Institute, where God gave me a heart for His Word. During my time there I interned with Harrison KLIFE and knew KLIFE was something I wanted to pursue long term. So here I am! I’m so excited to become a Branson local and get to invest in this community! Woot!
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 groups of friends possibly covering a couple of grades, but are 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
We are so excited to start our small groups in September! We will soon be giving more details on dates and times so keep a look out for those! If you are interested in starting one, or have more questions, let us know!
FOR OUR GUYS FOR OUR LADIES
7th Grade TBD 7th Grade TBD
8th Grade Thursdays 6:30 am at Chic-fil-a 8th Grade Mondays 6:30 am at Chic-fil-a
9th Grade Fridays 6:30 am at Chic-fil-a 9th Grade Tuesday 6:30 am at Chic-fil-a
10th Grade TBD 10th Grade TBD
11th Grade Fridays 6:30 am at Chic-fil-a 11th Grade Thursday 6:30 am at Chic-fil-a
12th Grade Thursdays 6:30 am at Chic-fil-a 12th Grade TBD
For information about guys small groups, email Ryan Colpitts: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about girls small groups, email Courtney Cranford: email@example.com
LIVE is a digital curriculum that gets kids into the Bible and the Bible into kids. LIVE crafted lessons are easily understood, with principles that our leaders can grasp and pass along to students. Plus, the lessons emphasize discussion, dialogue, and meaningful connections among the group. This allows leaders and students to just enjoy spending time with one another and each will thrive with this curriculum.
Each KLIFE Small Group may use the interactive LIVE Curriculum to help each group be effective and focused. Your KLIFE Staff Director will set you and your group up into the system.
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