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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.


When is KLife?

High school // 9th - 12th // Mondays // 7:45 - 9:00

Junior High // 5th - 8th // Mondays // 6:00 - 7:15

Super K // 3rd - 4th // Thursdays // 6:00-7:15



Meet the staff


Emily ross • women's director

This is Emily's second year with Harrison KLIFE. Emily was born and raised in Orlando, Florida where she was involved in Orlando KLIFE as a student and attended Kanakuk Kamps as a camper. After graduating high school, she attended Florida State University (Go Noles!) and graduated with a degree in Social Work. For the past six years she has spent her summers in Lampe, MO working at Kanakuk Kamps. Having been a camper for several years, she wanted to be on staff at Kanakuk to encourage young women to love and pursue Christ just as her counselors encouraged her. After graduating from FSU, Emily attended the Kanakuk Institute where her passion for Christ-like discipleship grew. Emily loves the outdoors, coffee, random dance parties, rearranging furniture, Florida State football and Mexican food.

Moblie: 407.902.4559

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 small groups, email Emily Ross: emily.ross@klife.com.


Current Small Groups

girls small groups

5th & 6th

Shelby Stewart: shelbykstewart@gmail.com

Juliana Parish: julianaparish15@gmail.com


7th & 8th

Jenna Rose: jrose1513@gmail.com


9th & 10th

Rachel Hill: rachel.hill20@gmail.com



Emily Ross: emily.ross@klife.com



Emily Ross: emily.ross@klife.com


boys small groups

5th & 6th

Aaron Layman: adl11a@acu.edu


7th & 8th

Handel Aiken: handel.aiken@gmail.com


9th & 10th

Cory Rose: corysrose@gmail.com


11th & 12th

John Jedneak: johnjjedneak33@gmail.com


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.


KLIFE is going to Fritz's Adventure! Saturday, January 27th, 2:00-7:30 and for only $15!! It is going to be tons of fun and the best adventure!

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Our famous Lock In events are here! These are some of the best times and our students love them! We have specific Lock Ins for each age group and gender. The Lock In happens from 8pm Friday to 8am Saturday and it is tons of fun! All that you need is $5 for pizza and donuts and tons of energy! 

February 19th is Presidents' Day so that means no school! Come enjoy your day off with KLIFE and join us for a movie night! (movie TBD)


stay connected

To best keep in touch with parents and kids please fill out this short survey and we will add you to our mailing list. 

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Contact us

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




Emily Ross - Women's Director