small groups

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

Small Group Schedule:


7th Grade - 6:30 on Thursday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with Caleb McElvain

8th Grade - 6:30 on Thursday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with Jake Talbert and Bones

Hollister Middle School- 3:00 on Friday afternoons @ Hollister Middle School with Kyle Hewitt and John Currey

Freshmen - 6:30 on Thursday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with Landon Alexander

Sophomores - 6:30 on Thursday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with Adam Hall

Juniors - 6:30 on Thursday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with Adam Hall


Branson 7th & 8th Grade - 6:30 on Tuesday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with Sarah Gaines, Madi Hoppe & Hannah Aldrich

Branson Sophomores - 6:30 on Thursday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with Sarah Werner

Branson Seniors - 6:05 on Monday mornings @ the Leach Residence with Sarah Gaines

Hollister Middle School - We are just getting this group started, please email for details!

Hollister & SofO Sophomores - 6:30 on Thursday mornings at Chick-Fil-A with Kathleen Puryear and Sarah Clark Pierson

School of the Ozarks Seniors - This group is lead by Abby Shover. Please email for details!

For information about guys small groups, email Ryan Colpitts:

For information about girl small groups, email Sarah Gaines: 

If you do not see your son or daughters grade listed, please reach out to us. We’d love to partner with you in getting this started!

LIVE Curriculum

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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