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 (weekly clubs, 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 club 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
jake triplett • chapter director
Jake is originally from a small, one stoplight town called Strafford, MO and is now in his third year working for KC KLIFE. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2014 with a degree in Sports Marketing and has worked at Kanakuk Kamps for the past six summers. There, Jake fell in love with discipling kids and discovered a passion in organizing and executing unforgettable programs and making memories that will last kids a lifetime.
In his free time, Jake enjoys making videos and being responsibly spontaneous in all areas of life. Jake has been featured on Buzzfeed, College Humor, and was once dancing in a video that Justin Bieber retweeted; but his favorite accomplishment in recent memory has been getting denied a kiss by Jennifer Lopez in the fourth round of American Idol auditions.
Caroline Toler • Women's director
Caroline grew up in Columbia, Missouri where she first got involved with KLIFE as a student. She then moved to Kansas City where she attended Kansas City Christian School for High School. Caroline then attended Kansas State University (Go Cats!) where she graduated in 2014 with a degree in Family Studies and Human Services with a minor in Leadership with a Non-Profit concentration. She then attended the Kanakuk Institute in Branson, Missouri a year long masters level leadership and discipleship program.
Caroline has also worked for Kanakuk Kamps for the past 5 years and has over time fallen in love with pouring into kids lives and serving alongside the local church to train up the next generation of Christian leaders. She loves the outdoors, playing sports and spending time with her friends and family. Some of Caroline's favorite things include good coffee, going to Royals games, and her family's golden retriever Daisy.
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
For information about boys’ small groups, email Jake Triplett at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about girls’ small groups, email Caroline Toler at 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.
Come join KC KLIFE at High School Hoedown!! Enjoy a fun filled night of dancing, cowboy boots, and all things western!
Come check out Super K Club for 3rd-6th Graders every other Friday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Our next Super K isn't until October 7th.
Join us for Middle School Club on Fridays 5:15pm-6:30pm
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