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
Adam Hall • Chapter Director
Adam was born in Montgomery, Alabama, but later moved to O’Fallon, MO, where he spent the rest of his childhood. He then headed even more north when he attended Truman State University in Kirksville. Even though he technically studied History and Elementary Education, Adam often felt like he was actually majoring in Kirksville KLIFE because he spent all his free time there. Following graduation, Adam spent a year getting his Master’s in Elementary Education at Vanderbilt University.
Sarah gaines • women's director
Sarah grew up just a few hours from here in Columbia, MO. She attended Oklahoma State University where she graduated in 2015 with a degree in Human Development and Family Science. The following year she attended the Kanakuk Institute where she grew so much in her love for the Lord and in her heart for doing full-time Ministry. She worked for KLIFE in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for a year and then married her husband, Grant, in May of 2017 and moved to Branson! She is in her second year with Tri-Lakes KLIFE and loves this community. She has a heart for Jesus and pointing girls closer and closer to Him.
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
Freshmen - 6:30 on Thursday mornings @ Chick-Fil-A with John Currey and 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
For information about guys small groups, email Adam Hall: email@example.com
For information about girl small groups, email Sarah Gaines: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
What's next packet
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Adam Hall - Chapter Director
Sarah Gaines - Women's Director
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