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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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Michael sloan • chapter director

Michael Sloan was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University.  While at OSU, he had the opportunity to serve as an intern for Stillwater KLIFE for three semesters. Throughout college, Michael worked at Kanakuk Kamps, where he met his beautiful bride, Lindsey. After graduation, Michael attended Kanakuk Institute–an 8-month graduate discipleship program that focuses on studying God’s Word.  Frequently mistaken on the court as Jimmer Fredette. Michael loves to spend his spare time fishing, pizza rolls, his mom, and trying to play sports. He is a big Solar Bears guy.

Cell: 918-636-5030

 

Alli Anderson • Women's Director

 Alli Anderson is a Greenville, SC native and graduate of the greatest university in the state, Clemson University. After graduation, Alli attended the Kanakuk Institute. Alli has a huge passion for food and the culture that it provides in bringing people together. She has worked in a few restaurants as well as helping run the K-West kitchen, developing food and friendship skills. Alli loves anything outdoors, be it running, hiking, rock climbing, frisbee, sleeping. Alli will never turn down a Krispy Kreme donut or a new pair of shoes. She also is a closet fan of the Orlando Solar Bears.

 

Kate Devine • WOMEN'S DIRECTOR

Kate Devine is homegrown from Orlando, FL. She graduated from Olympia High School in 2008 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Central Florida. It was towards the tail end of Kate’s college career where she came to know the Lord and she hasn’t looked back since. She attended the Kanakuk Institute (Class of 2014 – best class ever!!) which helped develop her passion for “life on life” discipleship. This led her to Orlando K-Life in order to join the movement of Christ’s transformative love within the youth culture. Kate has a multitude of interests that ebb and flow depending on her level of boredom. Throughout the years her love for food, travel, and general adventuring have blossomed. She’s always up to try new things, though she has experienced a lower success rate when those things involve athletic coordination. Kate’s been known to break out into dance and her taste in music has been described as “what’s played in coffee shops except weirder” (she still isn’t sure what that means). Her interests are greatly defined by a love for the Solar Bears and Orlando Magic!

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. Through empowering college students and young professionals to lead, while attracting an audience of Middle School and High School students to Club and other special events, KLIFE is able to connect lives at a time when life on life ministry is so critical.

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. The purpose of each small group is to dive deeper into the WORD of God, all while going deeper into accountability with our close friends!

 

Join or Start a Small Group

Interested in Joining a Small Group?

For information regarding small groups, please contact Michael (for guys) and Alli/Kate (for gals).

Michael – (918) 636-5030 Michael.Sloan@KLIFE.com

Alli – (864) 270-4052 Alli.Anderson@KLIFE.com

Kate – (407) 694-2258 Kate.Devine@KLIFE.com

 

Current Girl’s Small Groups

5th/6th Grade Girls: 2:30-3:30pm Sunday

7th/8th Grade Girls: 4:30-5:30pm Sunday

9th Grade Girls: 2:30-3:30pm Sunday

11th/12th Grade Girls: 4:00-5:30pm Sunday

Winter Park/Maitland HS Small Group: 7:00-8:30pm Wednesday

Current Boy’s Small Groups

6th Grade Boys: Wednesdays 4:30PM-5:30PM, Email for location

7th Grade Boys: Tuesdays 7:00PM-8:30PM, at the KLIFE House

8th Grade Boys: Sundays 7:00PM-8:00PM, in Maitland

9th Grade Boys: Sundays 5:00PM-6:00PM, Email for location

10th Grade Boys: Saturdays 10:00AM-11:30AM, Chickfila at WGV

11th Grade Boys: Saturdays 12:00PM-1:30PM, Chickfila at WGV

12th Grade Boys: Sundays 3:30PM-4:30PM, at the KLIFE House

upcoming events

Join us for our annual Dodgeball Fundraiser Tournament! It will be one for the books. 

May 6th - First Baptist Windermere Gym

300 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786

3rd - 8th Grade

10am to 12:30pm

9th - 12th grade

1:30 to 4:30pm

Open Division (ALL ages - HS and up) 

5:30 to 9:00pm

Please come 15-20 minutes before your age bracket to check in

6 - 8 players per team

$20 p/ player

Register ONLINE

All students will be required to fill out a waiver signed by their parent/guardian. Please find it HERE.

stay connected

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Contact Us

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

 

Michael Sloan - Chapter Director

michael.sloan@klife.com