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
Phil SmITH • chapter director
Phil is from Niceville, FL and a graduate of Florida State University. Phil serves on the leadership team at Kanakuk K-7 in the summers. Phil has also worked full time for Boosterthon, and spent the past year getting trained and equipped at the Kanakuk Institute!
Phil Cell: 850-687-9532
JENNA ROSE • women's director
Jenna grew up in St. Louis, MO, where she was a KLIFE student. She graduated from the University of Missouri, where she also volunteered with Columbia KLIFE. In the summers, she has served faithfully at Kanakuk K-Kountry. She is also a graduate of the Kanakuk Institute!
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 Phil Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about girls’ small groups, email Jenna Rose: email@example.com
Current Small Groups
We currently have 17 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: Gage Burger, Wes Kinsey, Addison Walton, and Travis Walters
7th Grade Boys: Zach Tatum and Austin Aduddell
8th Grade Boys: Nolan Hill, Caden Burchard, and Luke Hamar
9th Grade Boys: Caleb Steidley, Gabe Gudgel, and Korbin Bauer
10th Grade Boys: Phil Smith, Colton Steele, and Daniel Guajardo
11th Grade Boys: Chris Doidge, Bryce Wallis, and Drake Short
12th Grade Boys: Phil Smith
6th Grade Girls: Jenna Rose
7th Grade Girls: Alyson Lee, Abby Michael
8th Grade Girls: Ashlea Bucher, Kimberly Kaase
9th Grade Girls: Rachel Remick, Lizzy White
9th Grade Girls: Katy Terry
10th Grade Girls: Kaylee Norris, Keely Ratliff
11th Grade Girls: Mary Grace Mendenhall, Dani Lemus
12th Grade Girls: Haley Felix, Logan King
12th Grade Girls: Jessie Van Emburg
12th Grade Girls: Kennedi Faber, Micah Wallis
12th Grade Girls: Jenna Rose
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.
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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.