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
brandon briscoe • chapter director
Brandon joined the Columbia KLIFE staff in August 2013. He received his B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University in Christian Studies. He is married to his beautiful wife, Karis, who is a Columbia native. They have a beautiful baby girl named Riley Joy who was born in August 2015. Brandon and Karis both have a strong passion for middle school, high school, and college students alike. Their mission is to do life alongside students in order to help them understand the gospel, grace, and love of Jesus Christ.
Cell Phone: (214) 649-5956
Michael Mueller • Men's director
Michael was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri pursuing medical school in the fall of 2017. He joined KLIFE three years ago as a small group leader and has joyfully served at Kanakuk K-7 since 2014. When he’s not curing cancer, Michael enjoys reading, dancing in Christmas-themed onesie pajamas, training for triathlons, and singing along to everything with most of the correct lyrics. More than anything, he desires for the Lord to use him to make Columbia KLIFE the most welcoming environment for students to feel at home and have the opportunity to experience all that life is intended to be in Him. He is currently preparing to marry his beautiful fiancé, Morgan in October of 2016.
audrey High • Women's director
Audrey joined the Columbia KLIFE staff in August 2015. She was born and raised in Victoria, Texas and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2014. Audrey grew up as a camper at T Bar M Camps in Texas where God grew her love for camp ministry and good ol’ fashioned fun. She worked throughout her college summers at T Bar M and watched the Lord foster in her a desire to pour into younger girls all her life. After graduating from SMU, Audrey participated in a year long discipleship program at T Bar M called the Timothy Team. Audrey is passionate about teaching God’s word and building relationships to impact a youth culture for Christ. When not doing one of those two things, you can find her on the MKT or somewhere downtown sipping strong coffee.
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 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, has been through a formal training process, 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 Brandon Briscoe at: email@example.com.
For information about girls’ small groups, email Audrey High at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Parent Info Meeting - Sunday August 28th
3pm Super K parents
4:15pm Middle School & High School parents
Meet us at our KLIFE building for important information regarding the 2016-2017 year! Sign your student up for a small group, give us your contact information, and hear details of upcoming events you don't want to miss.
First Fridays of the month from 4-5pm @ the KLIFE bldg.
The purpose of Super K to help 4th and 5th grade students and their families transition into Klife ministries with more familiarity and comfort. We hope Super K is a stepping stone in building important relationships with other students, college leaders and staff through the monthly meeting with games, skits, lessons and discussion. Most importantly, we hope God uses Super K to open students eyes and hearts to the beauty of Jesus and to proclaim the good news of the gospel of Christ.
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Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns.
Brandon Briscoe - Chapter Director
Audrey High - Women's Director
Michael Mueller - Men's Director