Last Sunday night, I was introduced to a wonderful organization that does great things in our community, K-Life. Until I was asked to auction one of their fundraiser events recently, I had never heard of K-Life, thus why I felt the need to post this blog in case you have never heard of this organization.
Working on a community-wide scale, K-Life 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.
Through the development and training of college-aged leadership teams, K-Life employs a strategy that results in junior and senior high kids who are actively involved in small groups, where relationships can be fostered and truth can be taught. Our heart is to minister in much the same way as the Apostle Paul described in his letter to the church at Thessalonica: "Having thus a fond affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart not only the Gospel of God, but also our own lives, for you had become dear to us." Even so, our desire is to build bridges to kids’ hearts, and deliver the good news about Jesus Christ to their souls.
Supporting and surrounding our small group strategy are the more visible components of our ministry – weekly club meetings, activities and events, and retreats.
We are a truly decentralized ministry. Funds raised in a K-Life area are used to reach kids in that city. Under the guidance of the National K-Life Board, and National and Regional Directors, the local K-Life Board oversees the ministry in their city.
K-Life runs parallel with, yet separate from Kanakuk Kamps . K-Life began as a follow-up ministry to campers from Kanakuk, and our relationship with Kanakuk continues to be an important part of both our vision and our heritage. In addition to sharing a common philosophy and vision, most of the K-Life staff serve on the leadership team at Kanakuk in the summer. During the school year, kids from every walk of life — including tons of kids who have never been to Kanakuk — are involved in K-Life programs and small groups. K-Life exists for any and all kids in the community.
Sunday night, so many people from the Northwest Arkansas community, particularly the Fayetteville area donated their hard earned money to help these kids out. Between a live auction and a paddling bidding process, folks donated around $29,000. Amen!!!!