what is klife
KLIFE is a community wide interdenominational Christian ministry centered in Frisco, Texas. KLIFE works alongside churches, schools, and families to teach and encourage kids to be strong in the Lord in spite of all the worldly pressures they face as teenagers.
The heartbeat of KLIFE is discipleship. We get to a place of authentic discipleship by emphasizing our small group ministry. Kids can join small groups that meet weekly or bi-weekly with a KLIFE staff or volunteer leader to learn more about God and how to develop an abiding relationship with Him. These groups allow for spiritual growth, development of peer relationships that encourage accountability, and individual growth and support.
In addition to our small group strategy are the more visible components of our ministry: bi-weekly Klub meetings, activities, events and retreats. Klub consist of songs, games, skits, and talks that contain a lesson with a relevant life application from the Bible. Our theme this year for North Dallas KLIFE is the “Explicit Gospel.” Belief drives behavior. We as Christians should be embracing Christ’s words of “It is finished” (John 19:30) daily by reminding ourselves of this incredible good news that it is by grace through faith that we are saved (Ephesians 2:8-9)!
We seek to encourage and equip our students to love and embrace an abiding relationship with Jesus, which leads to an abundant life both now and eternally (John 10:10).
Meet the Staff
Arch mcintosh • Chapter director
Arch McIntosh attended Texas Christian University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies, with minors in business and studio art. After working as a regional sales director for Compass Group, he attended the Kanakuk Institute- a yearlong masters level leadership and discipleship program where he served as a KLIFE volunteer. Arch has also worked on the leadership team with Kanakuk Kamps in the traveling ministry called Kamp Out. He is passionate about football, art and music. In Arch’s free time he enjoys writing songs, reading and painting. Above all, Arch is compelled and commissioned to share the gospel message that saved his own life. His greatest joy is watching students discover their identity in Christ!
shelby wade • women's director
Shelby Wade attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion & Exercise Science. She then went on to the Kanakuk Institute- a year long masters level leadership and discipleship program. Shelby was initially introduced to KLIFE while attending Oklahoma State. She served as a volunteer and administrative intern for the Stillwater KLIFE chapter. Shelby has also worked with Kanakuk Kamps and Camp Waldemar. In addition to her KLIFE responsibilities, Shelby currently coaches volleyball and track for Legacy Christian Academy. Shelby is married to her college best friend, Connor Wade. Shelby loves playing with her puppies, enjoys a warm cup of coffee with a good friend, and playing sports.
The heart of our ministry is small groups. Each small group is led by one or two KLIFE volunteers who have a heart for ministry and working with kids. Each volunteer has been through an interview process with a staff member, has received a background check, and has signed a commitment to follow Christ in their own life. Last year our leaders spent over 14,000 hours with their small group kids!
Each small group meets bi-weekly and studies curriculum created by our Chapter Directors based off of the annual theme. This 2016-2017 school year we will be studying the “Explicit Gospel”. We plan to walk our students from cover to cover of the Bible, showing them the “golden threads” of Christ and His Gospel in each page (John 1:1).
Small group times will be determined by the leader of the group based on when everyone is able to meet. The groups are assembled according first to gender, then by groups of friends. Our hope is to bring groups of kids together to build accountability and Christ-centered relationships.
Join or Start a Small Group
For information about boys’ small groups, email Arch McIntosh: email@example.com
For information about girls’ small groups, email Shelby Wade: 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.
MeN'S BREAKFAST | 8-26-16
On Friday August 26th, North Dallas KLIFE will be hosting our first ever Men's Breakfast. We have a very special guest speaker, Grant Castleberry, who is flying in all the way from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.
The purpose of the breakfast is two-fold. We desire an opportunity to serve and inform you about the impact God has made and continues to make in the lives of your children and many other students through the ministry of North Dallas KLIFE. Secondly, this is a fundraiser event where we invite you to join us in our mission to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ known among the youth in the North Dallas area.
TEXAS TUX WINTER GALA | 12-2-16
KLIFE Texas Tux Winter Gala is going to be the perfect date night event to enter into a festive Christmas Season. Look forward to music, delicious catering, auction opportunities that you won't want to miss, and a celebration of North Dallas KLIFE. This event will held at Avalon Legacy Ranch in McKinney, Texas!