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
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.
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 VOLKMAN • WOMEN'S DIRECTOR
Kate Volkman 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. She attended the Kanakuk Institute 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 married her husband, Joshua, as they rang in 2017 on New Years Eve. They both love to travel and have a passion for living a missional lifestyle.
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 or Kate (for girls).
Michael – Michael.Sloan@klife.com
Alli – Alli.Anderson@klife.com
Kate - Kate.Volkman@klife.com
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