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.
"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying." - Matthew 28:6
Jesus is the Son of God. He is the Divine taken on flesh so that we may see, hear, know, and experience the heart of God. To know Jesus is to know God Himself, we are invited into a relationship with Him. But because of our sin, this relationship comes at a cost, a cost that was forever paid in 33 AD in Jerusalem. Jesus, at the request of the Jewish authorities, was crucified by Roman soldiers. This was not the end though. Placed in a tomb, on the third day Jesus rose again forever beating death and covering our sins. He is risen, and we are free. Join us for the next 8 weeks as we explore the person and works of Jesus Christ; who He was, what He did, and how He forever changes our lives.
meet the staff
Mick zubel • chapter director
A new addition to the Hill Kountry KLIFE family, Mick is from North Carolina where he attended NC State University, graduating in 2013. A former Firefighter/EMT, he is passionate about about serving others, the local church, and pointing people to Jesus. When he's not at the KLIFE house, Mick enjoys playing his guitar, being outside, and just plain having fun. He is excited to be in Brady and cannot wait to come along side the churches and ministries in the community and be a part of what God is doing here.
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.
Join or Start a Small Group
For information about boys’ and girls’ small groups, email Mick Zubel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Small Groups
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.