What is klife
Stillwater KLIFE is a community-wide interdenominational Christian ministry centered in Stillwater, Oklahoma. KLIFE works alongside churches, schools, and families to teach and encourage kids to be strong in the Lord in spite of all the worldly pressures they face as teenagers.
The heartbeat of KLIFE is discipleship. We get to a place of authentic discipleship by emphasizing our small group ministry. Kids can join small groups that meet weekly or bi-weekly with a KLIFE staff or volunteer leader to learn more about God and how to develop an abiding relationship with Him. These groups allow for spiritual growth and development of peer relationships that encourage accountability, individual growth, and support.
In addition to our small group strategy are the more visible components of our ministry: weekly Klub meetings, activities, events and retreats. Klub consist of songs, games, skits, and talks that contain a lesson with a relevant life application from the Bible.
meet the staff
travis jones • chapter director
Travis was born and raised in the great state of Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M in 2013 and continued his education at the Kanakuk Institute. His summer home is Kanakuk K-7, where he has joyfully worked since 2012. He loves to spend his spare time reading, fishing, playing disc golf, being outdoors, or making up his own lyrics to popular songs. More than anything, Travis is passionate about building up the next generation of leaders for Christ and is excited to serve the Stilly community in his third year as Chapter Director.
landon wachter • women's director
Landon is a Jackson, MO native and an alum of University of Missouri. After graduation, she attended the Kanakuk Institute where she interned for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Branson. Over the past 6 summers, Landon has served at both Kanakuk K-2 and K-7. This is her first year serving as the Stillwater KLIFE Women’s Director. She loves to laugh, run, drink coffee (of course)! She is thrilled to call Stillwater home and even more excited to serve the Lord through KLIFE.
The heartbeat of our ministry is small groups. Our small groups are made up of boys or girls in the same grade. They are led by college students who have a heart for ministry and working with kids. Small groups offer our students the opportunity to build Christ-centered friendships in a smaller, more intimate setting. Our prayer is that through small groups, our students will grow in Christ together!
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 Travis Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about girls’ small groups, email Landon Wachter: email@example.com
Current Small Groups
We currently have 18 small groups, meeting at numerous locations and times throughout the week. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining an existing small group, or even starting a new one!
6th Grade Boys: Billy Popoff, Corey Hill
7th Grade Boys: Christian Jackson, Gabe Gudgel
8th Grade Boys: Travis Jones, Garrett Wikle, Taz Ellett
9th Grade Boys: Levi Ross, Nathan Herrmann, Chris Doidge
10th Grade Boys: Andrew Pinter & Tucker Feix
11th Grade Boys: Eric Brinkman & Nathan Major
12th Grade Boys: Travis Jones
6th Grade Girls: Sarah Carpenter, Landon Wachter
7th Grade Girls: Jessie West, Laurie Thompson, Rachel Remick
8th Grade Girls: Savannah Godwin, Bekah Sanders, Kaylee Norris
9th Grade Girls: Kayla Hodgin, Kennedy Sanders
9th Grade Girls: Chloe Zoellner, Mary Grace Mendenhall
10th Grade Girls: Claire Taliaferro, Hannah Harris
10th Grade Girls: Sarah Steele, Tori Coates
10th Grade Girls: Landon Wachter
10th Grade Girls: Rylee Pittman, Sophie Warner
11th Grade Girls: Emily Tucker, Natalie Lipscomb
12th Grade Girls: Joy Gossett
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.
Stillwater KLIFE is back for Fall 2016! We will be meeting at the Sunnybrook CC Gym (421 E. Richmond) on Tuesday, September 6th from 6:00-7:30 PM. Come meet Travis and Landon, our KLIFE staff, our wonderful board, our college leaders, and see what KLIFE is all about.
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!
PARENTS– we would love if you would stay with us instead of dropping your kids off. We want you to get the full KLIFE experience, and we will also have an in-depth informational session about KLIFE’s vision and how you can partner with us in ministry. We hope to see you there!
Bring out your boots for a night of two-step and swing dancing with KLIFE! All high schoolers (9-12th grade) are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 27th from 8:00-9:30 pm for our second annual Barn Dance!
You heard correctly- we will be giving FREE two-step and swing dance lessons! After the dance party, we will split up guys and gals, and end the night with a bonfire and discussion on how to honor God in your dating relationships. YOU WON’T WANNA MISS IT!!!
2nd Annual Golf-a-Thon
Mark your calendars for Stillwater KLIFE's fall fundraiser- the Golf-A-Thon! Do you love to golf? Do you love to support Stillwater KLIFE? Then please consider partnering with us in raising funds for the purpose of impacting Stillwater's youth culture for Christ.
More information about this year's Golf-A-Thon can be found at this website: http://birdeasepro.com/StillwaterKLIFE
What is NEEWOLLAH Klub? We split up into grades/small groups and have a scavenger hunt through downtown Stillwater's Halloween Festival! Can you find our leaders hidden throughout? Prizes will be given to the winners of the scavenger hunt AND the costume contest!
All junior highers and high schoolers- get dressed up, bring your friends, and we'll see ya at 6! (Super K will be at our regular time of 3:15)
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The safety of your child is one of our highest priorities. One way that we do that is by requiring a parent release form for all students that participate in KLIFE. This only has to be filled out once a year. Below are two ways that you can sign the parent release form:
Sign parent release form online by clicking HERE.
Print parent release form by clicking HERE.