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: email@example.com.
For information about girls’ small groups, email Kelsey Van Housen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CURRENT GIRLS SMALL GROUPS
Leaders- Kelsey Van Housen + SP Ellerman
Leaders- Maddie Dumas + Marian McCown
Leaders- Natalie Means + Lauren Pettijohn
Leaders- Caroline Backs + Annie Ellerman
Leaders- Hope Dunn + Anna Kate Beasley
Leader- Kelsey Van Housen
Leaders- Abbie Kathol + Georgia Autrey
Leaders- Lauren Reed + Emilie Lark
Leaders- Lauren Crow + Courtney Carpenter
Leaders- Camryn Johnson + Brooke Tomlin
Leaders- Grace Willis + Gracie Taylor
current Boys small groups
Leaders- Chris Tuttle + Gannon Wright
Leaders- Slater Smith + Jack Conklin
Leaders- Nate Booth + Jack Blocker
9th Grade #1
Leaders- Josh Willis + Cooper Lantefield
9th Grade #2
Leaders- Gunnar Green + Jake Thompson
Leaders- Luke Rapert + Carter Franklin
7th Grade- Holt
Leaders- Jackson Smith + Mitchell Mai
7th Grade- McNair
Leaders- Toby Johnson + Robert Brand + Clay Martin
6th Grade - McNair
Leaders - Samuel Peterson + Campbell Petrie
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.