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"Impacting a youth culture for christ"

 

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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Pete fitzsimmons • chapter director

Pete Fitzsimmons was born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey home of the 1998 Little League World Champions and the Jersey Shore. After High School, Pete moved to Dallas, Texas with his family where he falls as the second oldest of 8 children. He went to East Texas Baptist University where he played four years as captain of baseball and soccer. Throughout that time Pete worked at an East Texas summer camp called Camp Huawni for four summers as an assistant director. He then graduated from the Kanakuk Institute which equipped him in all areas to walk in obedience with the Lord and make him known to all. Through that he became passionate about discipling the youth and that is what KLIFE is all about. He is ready to serve and lead humbly as we start this new school year where God is going to do big things in St. Louis.

 

hannah walker • women's director

Hannah was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas where all you can see are miles of cotton fields, the home of Buddy Holly and where Friday Night Lights are a big deal. She became a believer on the Sports Field at T Bar M Camps during Star Gaze but truly understood what the Gospel was her first time as counselor at T Bar M. Hannah went to Texas Tech University and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. For five summers, she worked with elementary age kids as well as with college girls to really grasp the deeper meaning of the Gospel and what that looks like in our lives. After graduating from Texas Tech, Hannah did a yearlong discipleship program with T Bar M called the Timothy Team. This program taught her what it means to truly to be a disciple of Jesus Christ by serving others, being in community and getting to know the Lord on a deeper level. Hannah also has worked at Kanakuk Kamps in the office of K2 where she oversaw 5 college girls at a time. She got to interact with many St. Louis kids and families that walked through the K2 gates. Hannah is so excited to be in her 4th year in St. Louis, MO and to see God work in the lives of middle school and high schools kids.

 

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.

 

JOIN OR START A SMALL GROUP

For information about boys’ small groups, email Pete Fitzsimmons at: pete.fitzsimmons@klife.com.

For information about girls’ small groups, email Hannah Walker at: Hannah.walker@klife.com

 

Current Girls Small Groups

 

NMKS 7th Grade Girls

Leader: Holley Moates

 

NMKS 7th Grade Girls

Leader: Lauren Molbach

 

7th Grade Girls

Leader: Hannah Walker

 

NKMS 8th Grade Girls

Leader: Emily Bross

 

KHS 10th Grade Girls

Leader: Olivia Olgesby

 

Junior Girls

Leader: Hannah Walker

 

KHS Senior Girls

Leader: Hannah Walker

 

Current boys small groups

 

NMKS 7th Grade Boys

Leader: Pete Fitzsimmons

 

NKMS 8th Grade Boys

Leader: James Bao

 

Nipher 8th Boys

Leader: Pete Fitzsimmons & Matt Earnhart

 

KHS 10th Grade Boys

Leader: Bryce Van Deraa

 

Ladue 10th Grade Boys

Leader: Grant Koby

 

KHS 10th Grade Boys

Leader: Matt Earnhart

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.

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Contact us

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

 

Pete Fitzsimmons - Chapter Director

pete.fitzsimmons@klife.com

Faith Reed - Women's Director

faith.reed@klife.com

 

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