Join us this summer as we begin a study of leadership in the book of I Samuel. 

From Pastor Mike Adkins’ letter in the Summer 2018 Grace Magazine:

You may not feel like you are a leader, but you are. Someone is following you, whether you know it or not. They are watching your choices at work, at home, at school, or in the store. They are soaking up your actions and words and deciding if you are someone they want to imitate or avoid.

And you may not think you are following someone, but you are. Even the most independent-minded person watches and learns from the personalities, voices, shows, movies, books, and social media he or she consumes. We are a product of the information we take in.

To take our leadership seriously, first, we have to acknowledge it. But the next step is surprising: we have to take our followership seriously. Like the Apostle Paul, we can only proclaim boldly that people should imitate us when we imitate Christ.

We’ve wrapped up more than a year of sermons in the book of John, so this summer, we are going to study these principles by diving into the Old Testament for a season — the book of I Samuel. We are going to explore the lives of Hannah, Eli, Samuel, and Saul and what each of their leadership choices ultimately meant to their lives and to the people around them.

We are going to explore what it truly means to follow God so closely that we can be confident in asking others to follow us, and how He reveals Himself not through our strengths, but through our weaknesses.


Meets at Grassy Lake Elementary School
1100 Fosgate Drive, Minneola
Service Sundays at 10a
Pastor Caleb Brasher

Serves Edgewood Children’s Ranch
1451 Edgewood Ranch Road, Orlando
Service Sundays at 3p

2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando
Services Sundays at 9:15, 10:45, & 5:30p
Senior Pastor Mike Adkins

Meets at Indian Trails Middle School
415 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs
Services Sundays at 9:15 & 10:45a

Meets at Whispering Oak Elementary
15300 Stoneybrook W Winter Garden
Services Sundays at 10a
Pastor Grant Nixon