Get Connected

We believe that what we do within each ministry should flow purposefully out of what we value and love, and one of our passions is seeing people discipled in the context of community. Whether you have a family of five or are a single college student, we hope you find a place you can get connected and grow. Check out all the ministries we offer below.

Respite Care Ministry

Respite services provide relief to those caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias by providing time away from caregiving responsibilities. Here at Shining Light church, we have partnered with the Alzheimer's association to pilot a respite program here in Sarasota. We offer relief to caregivers by opening up the church on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30am - 2:30pm for any individual dealing with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. During the allotted time. our team of trained volunteers will guide all the participants through fun activities, crafts, and live music. Lunch is also provided.    

SLC Youth

Here at SLC Youth, we are passionate about raising up the next generation of world changers. We believe in equipping our youth so that they can be a light in their school and community. We also believe in providing young people with a safe place where they feel secure, find community, and have fun. Our services happen on Wednesday Nights from 7PM-8PM.


Young Adults

Shining Light Young Adults is a place for anyone ages 18-30 to come and find a community that will encourage you to live the life God designed for you. Our young adults meet every third Friday of the month from 6:30PM-8:30PM. The exact whereabouts of the hangouts vary; but if you'd like to find out more information, you can click the button below to discover when the next young adults meeting is happening. 


Light of Hope Prison Ministry

Light of Hope Prison Ministry is the prison ministry here at Shining Light Church. Light of Hope prison ministry led by Marc Schlabach has been ministering to incarcerated prisoners for the past 20 years. The mission of Light of Hope is to shine the light of Christ in the prison system and reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every year, Marc and his team travel across the southeastern United States to different prisons, preaching about God's love and grace. 


Groups are the perfect place for any person looking to find community and looking to be discipled. It is in groups that you meet people with like interests and build relationships that will strengthen you in whatever season you are in. If you are looking to join a group, click here to find a group that suits you.

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You have what it takes! If God is calling you to start a group, click the button below. We want to help put the right resources in your hand, so you can lead an effective group.

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