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.
Model of Ministry
One to Many | We offer weekly Klubs and events, full with lots of energy, laughter, and fellowship, where the truth is heard and the right to build a relationship begins to be earned.
One to Few | Our small groups are same-gender peers that gather on a weekly basis with a trained leader to study scripture, encourage spiritual growth, and promote accountability within the group. Other aspects of this level include going to kids sporting events, sleepovers on the weekend, and playing in the dodgeball tournament once a year.
One to One | Our small group leaders are trained to pursue their kids not only during small group but also in a one-on-one discipleship setting. This context often is necessary to delve into the deepest issues students face as well as provide the greatest genuine encouragement.
"To Impact a Youth Culture for Christ"
We exist to influence a youth culture through the context of lasting relationships and the content of God's Word resulting in transformed lives
"Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well" | 1 Thessalonians 2:8
2018-2019 Theme: SHIFT
Our society has greatly changed over the past quarter-century. With new innovations in technology, social media, and education, we now have more access to information and connections than ever before in history. In many ways, this has had a positive effect in our world. However, due to our natural human desire to be well-liked, fit in with the crowd, and have the approval of others, many people, especially students, have begun to conform to the ideas presented by these new advancements: “this is how I should look and act”, “this is how I should respond”, and “this is how I should think and feel”.
This makes the hardest part of being a Christ follower to be different. When the world says, “Do these things”, the Bible says, “It is finished”. When the world says, “Do what’s best for you”, the Bible says, “Love others”. When the world says, “Be angry and get even”, the Bible says, “Rejoice and forgive”. When the world says, “Get ahead at all costs”, the Bible says, “serve and
Our hope for this year is that through truly experiencing Jesus and the truth of Scripture, our students will begin to see that being different is the greatest possible adventure, and that they would shift their thoughts, words, and actions from worldly desires to the things that glorify God.
SCRIPTURE: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
THEME VERSE: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that
are on earth” | Colossians 3:2