What is KLIFE
KLIFE is a non-profit youth ministry that’s sole focus is discipleship. KLIFE works with kids from Conway 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 care.
KLIFE starts in the 5th grade with our weekly “Middle School Klub” for 5th-7th Graders. Middle School Klub is on Tuesday nights from 5-6pm. During a typical Middle School Klub we will play awesome games, see funny skits, sing some worship songs and hear a message from one of our staff members. Middle School Klub is an introduction to what KLIFE is all about.
In the 7th grade students have the opportunity to join small groups. KLIFE has over 40 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 an age appropriate lesson where they dive into God’s Word and learn more about our Savior and what His plan is for us. Small groups happen once a week and vary on date and time depending on kids and leaders schedules. 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 Whitney Harris at email@example.com. If you want more information about boys small groups please email our Men’s Director Bradley Toone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Klub happens for 8th-12th graders as well. “High School Klub” is every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 and is for 8th-12th graders. At High School Klub we’re crazy! We have a great time of hanging out and fellowship, energetic and fun games, hilarious videos and skits, a great time of worship and a phenomenal message from one of the staff members. The purpose of High School Klub 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 great way we introduce kids to KLIFE. We do scavenger hunts, 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 “EVENTS” 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 pressure so prevalent in today’s youth culture.
Having thus a fond affection for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the Gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.
– I Thessalonians 2:8
Meet the Staff
Bradley toone • chapter director
Bradley is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University (’12) in Oklahoma City. He also attended the Kanakuk Institute, a one year discipleship training program in Branson, MO. He enjoys playing basketball and tennis and loves spending time with people. Bradley oversees half of our guys small groups and helps plan clubs and events. Bradley is a game changer for Christ because of his humble heart and servants attitude.
bubby Harrell • men's director
Bubby is originally from Amarillo, Texas. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (’12) with a degree in Exercise Science. He married his wife, Mary, in the summer of 2013 and has been living in Conway since then. Bubby oversees half of our guys small groups and helps plan clubs and events. Bubby brings a lot of great gifts to the team, especially his contagious personality and desire to reach kids for Jesus.
Whitney harris • women's director
Whitney is a graduate of UCA (’12) with a degree in early childhood education. She attended the Kanakuk Institute, a one year discipleship training program in Branson, MO last year. She was a volunteer small group leader for Conway KLIFE while in school and is excited to be serving in her new role. Whitney oversees two thirds of our girls small groups. Whitney’s passion is easily seen when she’s around people.
The heart of our ministry is small groups. Here are some fun facts about our small groups.
- Our small groups are made up of boys or girls in the same grade.
- They are led by college students or young professionals who have a heart for ministry and working with kids.
- Last year our leaders spent over 14,500 hours with their small group kids.
- Students can join a small group at any point in the year no matter what grade they’re in.
- 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.
- A small group meets once a week and has fun fellowship time, studies the Bible or a biblically-based book, prays with one another and holds each other accountable to spiritual growth.
- The time they meet is determined by the leader of the group based on when everyone is able to get together.
- 7th grade small groups have the option to meet immediately following Middle School Klub on Tuesday night from 6:00-6:45pm or a different time of the week that works for everyone.
Join or Start a Small Group
For more information about joining a girls small group e-mail Whitney at email@example.com.
Current small groups
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.
Crud War is our annual paint battle for 5th-7th graders. This years battle is on September 17th from 2-4pm at the KLIFE Building. You don't need to sign up ahead of time, just show up in clothes you won't mind getting ruined.
At the beginning of the school year we take a weekend to retreat and head to Kanakuk Kamps. This year that weekend is September 23rd-25th. The retreat is for 7th-12th graders and costs $125. You must be signed up by Friday, September 16th.
SIGN UP HERE.
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Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns.
Bradley Toone - Chapter Director
Whitney Harris - Women's Director
Bubby Harrell - Men's Director
1800 Hillman St
Conway, AR 72034