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


Nick Newton • chapter director

Nick joined the KLIFE staff in August 2017. He was raised in Caney, Kansas. After high school he attended and played football at MidAmerica Nazarene University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 2016, as well as from the Kanakuk Institute in 2017. After serving as a counselor at K-2 in the summer of 2016, Nick discovered a passion for discipleship by pouring into young men through the transformative power of God’s word. When Nick isn’t working, you can probably find him near your local pond or river ripping lips and catching fish.


Reb roebuck • Women's director

Reb joined the KLIFE staff in August 2018. She grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2017. She then went on to graduate from the Kanakuk Institute in the spring of 2018. Reb served on staff at Kanakuk K2 for four summers and is where she discovered a deep passion for the power of God's Word and the Hope that is Jesus. She is energized for others to know and to live life out of the purpose these bring. Outside of KLIFE, Reb is an avid runner, loves the outdoors, and anything covered in dark chocolate. 

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 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 Nick Newton at:

For information about girls’ small groups, email Reb Roebuck at:



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The 14th Annual Bob Martin

Golf Tournament


WHEN: June 3rd, 2019 WHERE: the Country Club of Missouri.

Day of Schedule:

11:30 AM Registration

11:45 AM Buffet Lunch

12:30 AM Shotgun start

Columbia KLIFE is funded entirely by individual donations from people like you. All donations stay right here in Columbia and are used directly to support our ministry and serve our kids. By investing in KLIFE, you make it possible for us to share life with over 200 kids and leaders each year. Your investment is one that will continue giving for years and years to come.

Three ways to make an impact:

1. Become a Tournament sponsor and be featured in all promotional materials

2. Register as an individual player or register a team of 4 players

3. Donate to Columbia KLIFE

How to do so:

-CLICK HERE to make an online transaction or

-Checks may be made payable to Columbia KLIFE and mailed to us at:

Columbia KLIFE

1507 Mills Drive

Columbia, MO 65203

*If mailing a check please attach this form.

All donations are tax-deductible. A receipt will be mailed to address given at registration for your records.

To learn more about the mission and impact of Columbia KLIFE we invite you explore our website.

Thank you for supporting KLIFE!

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Contact us

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


Nick Newton - Chapter Director

Stephen Ritz - Men's Director

Reb Roebuck - Women's Director