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

 
 
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Joe Schmidt • Chapter Director

Joe Schmidt began working for Denver KLIFE in July of 2015 as the Chapter Director. Joe was a youth pastor for five years before that and is passionate about helping kids truly understand what a daily relationship with Jesus Christ is all about. He is married to his beautiful wife Adrienne and has two boys, Noah and Caleb, and they have a blast being part of the KLIFE family! In a society that is moving away from the absolute truth of scripture, Joe’s mission is to hold firmly to the word of God as he teaches kids and leads the Denver KLIFE team. God is using Denver KLIFE to make a huge impact on kids’ lives and Joe gets to be along for the ride!

 

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MEG SOUTHWARD

Meg grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and attended LSU-Shreveport while working with a youth group at a local church. She felt called to further pursue ministry, which led to her transferring to Baylor University to study Religion in the fall of 2013. Meg’s ultimate goal for youth ministry is for girls to have an intimate relationship with Jesus, and to find true identity in Him alone. The ultimate girly-girl, Meg is a freelance hair-stylist and make-up artist for weddings and special events. Some of her favorite things are spending time with friends, good conversations over cups of coffee, and doing life with her husband, Ben.

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Jacob carley

Jacob was born and raised in Branson, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri where he volunteered for KLIFE for 4 years.  He loves to do all things outdoors.  He has served with Kanakuk Kamps for 6 years during college and his time in Oklahoma City. He loves doing life in Denver with his beautiful wife Ashley!  He has a passion for leading young men in discipleship and teaching them that the Word of God is always good! 

Sam Bird

Sam was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He went to Arapahoe High School and was a student at KLIFE in 11th and 12th grade. He went to Colorado University Boulder for three semesters before feeling called into ministry and transferring to Colorado University Denver to pursue his undergraduate degree in Psychology while serving as a leader in KLIFE. Sam is in his final year at CU Denver and plans on going to graduate school for Clinical Psychology. He has a passion for impacting the lives of kids through discipleship and genuine relationships that are built on the foundation of Christ. His goal is to show kids how to live a life after God’s own heart, not just tell them about it! 

small groups

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.

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Join or Start a Small Group

For information about boys’ small groups, email Jacob Carley: jacob.carley@klife.com

For information about girls’ small groups, email Meg Southward: meg.southward@klife.com

 

LIVE Curriculum

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.

upcoming events

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END OF YEAR KLUB!!!

Join us for the last Klub before summer Klub starts!  We will have our classic ice cream troughs as well as some other goodies for the kids! The final dates for the year are May 14th and 15th!

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Parents!

We try our best to keep in touch with parent's and kids.  Please fill out this short survey and we'll add you to our mailing list. 

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VOLUNTEER

Consider joining our K-Parents group where you can volunteer and help bless the KLIFE ministry!  Click the button below to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

 

 

Where we meet:

High School Club: Monday 7-8:30PM

Middle School Club: Tuesday 7:00-8:15PM

 

 

 

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns. 

 

Joe Schmidt - Chapter Director

joe.schmidt@klife.com

 

 2019 Annual klife banquet!

 

More information to come