what is klife

KLIFE is a non-profit youth ministry that’s sole focus is discipleship.  KLIFE works with kids from Searcy and neighboring communities starting in the 5th grade and going all the way through the 12th grade.  Through a variety of activities, 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 genuinely care.

KLIFE starts in the 5th grade with our weekly “Middle School Klub”, known as SuperK, for 5th and 6th graders.  SuperK is on Tuesday nights from 5-6pm.  During a typical SuperK we will play awesome games, see funny skits, sing some worship songs, and hear a message from one of our staff members.  SuperK is an introduction to what KLIFE is all about. 

In the 7th grade students have the opportunity to join small groups.  KLIFE has trained volunteers, mostly college students, who lead small groups of 7th-12th graders.  Small groups are broken up by grade and gender, and consist of 4-10 students.  Each small group goes through age appropriate lessons where they dive into God’s Word and learn more about our Savior, and His plan for us.  Small groups happen once a week and vary on date and time depending on the schedule of kids and leaders.  Students join small groups every year, not just the 7th grade.  If you are interested in getting more information about our girls small groups, please email our Women’s Director, Katelyn Tolle, at katelyn.tolle@klife.com.  If you want more information about boys small groups, please email our Chapter Director, Matt Berry, at matt.berry@klife.com.

Middle School Klub is for 7th-9th graders and High School Klub is for 10th-12th graders. At these Klubs we are insane! We have a great time of hanging out and fellowship, energetic and fun games, hilarious videos and skits, awesome worship, and a phenomenal message from one of the staff members.  The purpose of these Klubs is to give kids a safe and fun place to be with their friends as they learn about the Lord.  Klub is a great way for kids to get introduced to KLIFE and then get plugged into a small group. 

“Events” are another way we introduce kids to KLIFE. We do scavenger hunts, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, flag football tournaments, snowball fights, video game nights, sleepovers, and a lot of other fun events on the weekends to give current KLIFE kids a way to have clean fun, and bring their friends who may not normally attend.  For more information about our events, click on the “EVENTS” tab at the top of the page.

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 pressures so prevalent in today’s youth culture. 

model of ministry

One to Many - In this format our desire is to fill a room with kids who can participate in a safe environment with lots of energy, laughter, and fellowship. A place where the truth is heard and the right to build a relationship begins to be earned. This level features weekly Klubs and events.

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 outside of small group but also away from the small group in a one-on-one setting. This context often is necessary to delve into the deepest issues students face as well as provide the greatest genuine encouragement. This level truly embodies our theme verse of 1 Thes 2:8 where Paul says we share our life with our disciples.

 

We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.

– I Thessalonians 2:8