Seminole Christian Life
Bringing college students to Jesus Christ and preparing them for a lifetime of service
There are lots of ways to get connected. Start out by filling out an info card or coming to a homegroup or Sunday worship service.
Exploring God Groups (EGGs) are small groups of people (usually 3-7) who are seeking to understand who God is as he is presented in the Bible. These groups are open to people of all beliefs and religious backgrounds (or lack thereof).
Got questions about EGGs? Contact Antoine Diot at 352.214.1556 or email him to learn more about SCL’s weekly EGGs, or let us know you're interested by filling out this form.
During Sunday Fellowship, we meet to connect with each other, worship God, and dig into what the Bible is teaching us about Jesus.
Sundays, 11 am
723 Richmond St (map)
Summer C (starting June 19)
Sundays, 11 am
Bellamy 021 (map)
At Seminole Christian Life, our desire is to see you connect with followers of Jesus Christ who will encourage you in your walk with the Lord and grow in maturity as a follower of Christ, make disciples for Jesus, and go on from college, prepared to serve him for the rest of your life.
The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is unique in that every portion and every word was inspired by the Holy Spirit. It was without error in the original manuscripts and has been passed down to us with great accuracy. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and life in this age.
There is but one God, everywhere present; infinite in power and knowledge; perfect in justice, goodness, and love; Creator of the universe; eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
God created the first man and woman in His own image and appointed them to rule and care for the earth. They lived in perfect relationship with God and each other. God instituted marriage, which is the life-long union of one man and one woman and the foundation for bearing and raising children in a family.
The first man and woman doubted God’s goodness and rebelled against Him. In judgment, God brought death into the world and creation fell from its state of perfection. Since then, all human beings are born with a corrupted nature and without spiritual life and are under the wrath of God because of their sin.
God the Father, by His own choice, for His own glory, and out of love for sinful men and women, sent his Son, Jesus, the Christ, into the world to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He was God in the flesh, both true God and true man. Jesus lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered and died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and declaring righteous all those who trust in Him alone.
Three days after His crucifixion, God raised Jesus from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He bodily ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, makes intercession for His own.
Men and women are freed from the penalty for their sins not as a result, in whole or in part, of their own works, goodness, or religious observances, but by the undeserved favor of God alone which was given through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God forgives and accepts all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins, and to impart new life to all who place their faith in Christ. He permanently indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth, guides them into truth, and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God.
All who are born again of the Spirit can, through the sure promises of God, be fully assured that God will complete the work He has begun in them. They are sealed with the Holy Spirit, who is God’s deposit, guaranteeing their eternal inheritance. Good works are not the basis for acceptance by God, but as believers grow in doing good, they grow in their assurance that they are truly children of God and that they will be with the Lord when they die.
Jesus’ Future Coming
The Lord Jesus Christ will physically return to earth to reign in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment. The righteous will receive immortal bodies and be welcomed into eternal fellowship with God in a world where all things will be made new.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Jesus commanded that those who believe in Him are to be baptized in water as a declaration of faith and a symbol of new birth in Christ. He also instructed His followers to remember Him by partaking in the Lord’s Supper, which reminds us of His death, resurrection, and future coming.
All true believers, whether Jew or Gentile, male or female, rich or poor—people of all ages and races—make up the Church worldwide as God’s family. They should gather together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching, in order to become conformed to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry out the “Great Commission” that Christ gave His followers in Matthew 28:19-20.
Pastors and Staff
Lee loves meeting new people, giving high-fives, and bringing people together for fun, studying the Bible, and food. He’s tall and won’t miss an opportunity to get excited with you. He loves canoeing, camping, and bonfires. Lee serves as pastor over small groups and new student engagement. Lee is married to his warrior princess wife, Hannalee.
Antoine may be an old bald guy, but he and his wonderful wife, Aimée, love being with young people, especially college students and their three young children. He first came to understand the love and forgiveness of God, believed in Jesus, and started following Him in college, and is super excited about college students today experiencing the same. So he is pumped about serving as a pastor and excited that he gets to focus on supporting young leaders and seeing the teaching of God’s Word happen in the church. If you’re looking for an enthusiastic conversation about tech, tasty food, gardening, Naruto, or anything French, he is your guy.
I don’t think it matters how old she gets; Missy will always have an overactive imagination. It’s great when she is thinking of fun ways to show other people she loves them… not so great for when she is preparing for an open water swim. She loved seeing God open doors for her to be on staff with SCL and is so excited about connecting with students at FSU. God was so faithful to use campus ministry in her life to bring her closer to Him and show her His heart and vision for reaching the lost. Now she gets to come alongside students as they learn to follow Christ. Missy thoroughly enjoys exploring nature and spouting random facts about marine life. She likes painting, drawing, crocheting, singing, running, biking, swimming, and is very fond of dancing.
Here are some resources to help you follow Jesus and help others do the same.
Visit equip.scl.church for videos and other equipping resources.
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