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Paint War

Come kick off the school year with an all out paint battle! Calling ALL 5th-8th Graders to put on your game (paint) faces and have some good, "clean" fun




Semester kick off: September 11, 2017

For 5th & 6th Graders / All Schools

Mondays 4:00pm-5:15pm at the KLIFE HOUSE

6101 Malvey Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76116



Fall Fundraiser Dinner


The Board of Fort Worth KLIFE is excited to present this year’s annual fundraiser with a barbeque dinner at Clearfork’s Heart of the Ranch featuring a concert with Josh Weathers and Tossing Copper. You will not want to miss this event, so be sure to SAVE THE DATE: September 24th from 6:00-8:30 PM.

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What is KLIFE

"Having thus a fond affection for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the Gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:8


KLIFE is a nation-wide, nondenominational ministry that provides discipleship and fellowship for students and their families. Through a variety of activities (small group Bible studies, mission trips, ski trips, clubs and other monthly events), KLIFE students grow in their faith and build lifelong relationships with their leaders and peers. The heartbeat of KLIFE is our small groups. We believe the Gospel moves at the speed of relationship and have come to understand that relationships have the most opportunity for success in small groups. Fort Worth KLIFE is a small group ministry all about discipling the students of Fort Worth to have a lasting relationship with Jesus.  Our desire is that students would choose to participate in one of our small groups led by our TCU volunteer leaders. The purpose of these groups is for students to gain a greater knowledge of who God is and who they are in relationship to him, build authentic community through Jesus centered friendships with their peers, and be shepherded by a mentoring leader who is just a few years older and has recently navigated the challenges in life they are experiencing. We train our leaders to give the students of Fort Worth a solid foundation to stand on built on the Word of God and the strength of Christian community.

Our greatest goal is to see students surrendered to Jesus and everything we do is to help point students to Him and His love for them.


meet the staff

Nate Nicholson - Chapter Director

Nate grew up in Highland Village, Texas and is a graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. After graduating college, he attended the Kanakuk Institute in Branson, Missouri. Nate has spent four summers working at Kanakuk Kamps, where he discovered his passion for discipleship and working with students. He has also spent time working in youth ministries at the Branch Church in Farmers Branch, Texas and Woodland Hills in Branson, Missouri. Nate is positive and humble. He is enthusiastic about teaching the Bible and building relationships with people.

Call Nate: (972) 358- 4372


Connor Kraus - Men's Director

Connor grew up in Topeka, KS and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Family Studies and Conflict Management. After graduating, Connor married his wife Hannah on June 6, 2016 and then they moved to Fort Worth so he could pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Connor spent one summer working for K-Kountry and then multiple years within the youth ministry at his church in Topeka, KS. Most recently, Connor was the Youth Pastor for a church in Runaway Bay, TX. Connor is funny and honest. He enjoys spending time with students and sharing the deeper truths of Scripture in a fun and engaging way. 

Annie Kelly - Women's Director

Annie grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Communication and Religious Studies. She was raised as a Kanakuk and KLIFE kid and was a Fayetteville KLIFE volunteer throughout college. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, she decided to continue her education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Annie is in the process of attaining a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling. On October 1, 2016, Annie married her husband Matt. Annie is hardworking and intentional. She loves building relationships by coming alongside people in their walk with Christ and offering hope and counsel using the Word of God.


Holly Manahan - Women's Director

Holly grew up in Fort Worth, TX and attended Texas Christian University. She was introduced to KLIFE during college and throughout her four years at TCU she was a Fort Worth KLIFE volunteer which furthered her love for ministry and discipleship. After graduating from TCU with a degree in Social Work, she continued her education at the Kanakuk Institute where she grew in discipleship skills and Biblical knowledge. Holly is wise and fearless. She is a passionate teacher of the Word of God.


Emory Wall - Women's Director

Emory grew up in Colleyville, TX and attended Baylor University where she was first introduced to KLIFE Ministries. She graduated with a degree in Child & Family Studies and went on to work in Children's Ministry before joining KLIFE Ministries. On September 10, 2016, Emory married her husband Chandler. Emory is engaging and adabtable. She is gifted in discipleship and mentorship. 

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.

If your, or your student’s, small group meets at the KLIFE House please park on the east side of the KLIFE house on Winthrop or in the church parking lot.


Join or Start a Small Group

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

KLIFE House:
6101 Malvey Ave
Ft Worth, TX 76116