Who We Are

Our Mission
BSM exists to REACH teens with the gospel of Jesus Christ, help them GROW as His disciples, and to transform the world by helping teens SERVE others.

Core Values

We are a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora. We love Jesus, are focused on our mission, take serious our core values and are led by an incredible team of adult and student leaders!


Linda Smith, Assistant Dir. of Youth Ministries
Linda, her husband, Frank, and their two daughters moved to Mount Dora from Miami in 2002.  Linda has served in children and youth ministry roles, both Miami and Mount Dora, for over 20 years. She joined our team as a volunteer team in 2016 and became a staff member in 2019.  Of working with the students Linda says, “No matter your age, we all wrestle to find our place in the world.  I really empathize with a teen’s struggle to reconcile their family, friends, identity, and dreams.   I think as adults we tend to forget that it is a monumental task.  It is my prayer that the Lord uses my words, actions, and presence to shows His love to these marvelous and creative young people.”

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Barefoot is a ministry of First UMC of Mount Dora. Click the logo to learn more.