Help Us Celebrate 40 Years of KLIFE

Fayetteville KLIFE is 100% locally funded by the generosity of families and businesses around the Northwest Arkansas area. While we are closely partnered with Kanakuk Kamps, we receive no funding from them for operating costs. With that being said, we need your help!

We are looking for 100 families or individuals to partner with us by giving $40/month to Fayetteville KLIFE. Not only is your money going towards furthering the work of the Gospel here in Fayetteville, but you have the opportunity to help launch the future of Fayetteville KLIFE, and to make it a staple in the community for years to come. We minister to hundreds of students every single week, and your generosity can help us provide more opportunities for those students, as well as allowing us to reach new students in Fayetteville and beyond.

Head over to the Donate Now section below to commit to being a monthly donor.

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 (clubs, small group Bible studies, 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, and talks that contain a lesson with a relevant life application from the Bible.

Having thus a fond affection for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the Gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

– I Thessalonians 2:8


meet the staff


JOSH WILLIS • chapter director

Josh was born and raised in Kansas City, where he was heavily involved in the Kansas City KLIFE chapter during his high school years, and is still in community with his KLIFE small group to this day. He then attended the University of Arkansas where he studied Exercise Science with a minor in Biology, along with playing on the women's basketball practice team. Josh was a volunteer for Fayetteville KLIFE in college, and when God opened a door for him to step in as the chapter director, he jumped at the opportunity. Josh has spent his last three summers working at Kanakuk K-West, and is passionate about the Word of God, Kansas City Sports, and all things basketball!


Jordan busshaus • Women’s Director

Jordan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 18 years. Since then she has attended the University of Alabama where she studied Biology and graduated from the Kanakuk Institute in April. Since 2015 she has spent her summers on staff at Kanakuk K-West, a place she will always consider her second home! Arkansas will be her 4thstate to live in and she is excited to call another “U of A” her home! She came to know Jesus in a youth group in high school and since then has been passionate about knowing Him, His word, and sharing it all with others. She loves to dance, play basketball, and spend time with friends, both old and new!

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.

INterested in Joining or Starting a Small Group?

For information about boys’ small groups, email Josh Willis at: josh.willis@klife.com.  

For information about girls’ small groups, email Jordan Busshaus at: jordan.busshaus@klife.com


12th Grade
Leaders- Maddie Dumas + Marian McCown

12th Grade
Leaders- Natalie Means + Lauren Huffman

11th Grade
Leaders- AnnaKate Beasley + Annie Ellerman

11th Grade
Leaders- Hope Dunn + Ruthie Montague

10th Grade
Leaders- Abbie Kathol + Georgia Autrey + Mollie English

9th Grade
Leaders- Lauren Reed + Emilie Lark

9th Grade
Leaders- Lauren Crow + Courtney Carpenter

8th Grade
Leaders- Camryn Johnson + Brooke Tomlin + Jordan Busshaus

7th Grade
Leaders- Grace Willis + Gracie Taylor + Emma Robertson

6th Grade
Leaders- Coming Soon


current Boys small groups

12th Grade
Leaders- Slater Smith + Jack Conklin

Sundays 7-8:30PM

11th Grade
Leaders- Nate Booth + Jack Blocker

Sundays 4-5:30PM

10th Grade #1
Leaders- Josh Willis + Cooper Lantefield

Sundays 4:30-6PM

10th Grade #2
Leaders- Gunnar Green + Jake Thompson

Sunday 4-5:30PM

9th Grade
Leaders- Luke Rapert + Carter Franklin

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM

8th Grade- Holt
Leaders- Thomas Rhines + Mitchell Mai

Sundays 5-6:30PM

8th Grade- McNair

Leaders- Toby Johnson + Robert Brand + Clay Martin

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM

7th Grade - McNair 

Leaders - Samuel Peterson +

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM

6th Grade - Holt 

Leaders - Coming Soon

6th Grade - McNair 

Leaders - Coming Soon


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

Fayetteville cornhole classic


· October 27th from 2-5pm held at B-Unlimited (2291 S School Avenue, Fayetteville, AR  72703)

· Fall weather, great beverages, friendly competition and the chance to win $500, $350, $200 in cash prizes - all while supporting the great work of Fayetteville KLIFE! 

· Only 100, 2-person teams will be able to enter, so sign up as soon as possible! Each team will be guaranteed at least two games. See giving opportunities below. 

Option 1: Become a Board Sponsor ($500)

· You will receive custom made corn hole boards to be played on during the tournament and you get to keep the boards and bags (see next page for product details). If you can't afford it for yourself, get your company to sponsor to have their logo on a custom board.

· One Team Entry (that is for 2 people + plus 2 t-shirts). You can send others to play in your place if you are unavailable.

· Tax-deductible. Most importantly, the money will go towards funding for KLIFE, which brings the Gospel to hundreds of students around Northwest Arkansas every week. 

· Sign up to be a board sponsor here: http://bit.ly/FayettevilleCornhole


Option 2: Become a Player ($200)

· Only 100, 2 person teams will be allowed to enter at $100/person. Every player receives a free t-shirt designed by B-Unlimited. All entry fees are tax deductible. Each team will be guaranteed at least two games and will compete for a cash prize of $500.

· There are both adult divisions and Student Divisions! Student entries are $25/person, which comes with a free t-shirt.

· There is also a College Division, $100 per team, with the opportunity to compete for a grand prize of $500.

· Sign up to be a player here: http://bit.ly/FayettevilleCornhole


If you are interested, simply go to the following link to sign up! After you sign up, you will receive instructions on how to select your board design and where to send your logo.



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