ADAMAH Christian Leadership at Limestone

Meaning: ADAMAH is the Hebrew word for soil, as in ground that is good for growing and becoming rooted. Our intent is to grow roots of faith that lead to new heights in Christ.

Matthew 13:23

23 “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

Application for Christian Leadership at Limestone

What We Do

ADAMAH Gatherings: Monday nights, 7 p.m. at the Chapel
This is for students who have entered (or are considering) the full Christian Leadership program. ADAMAH students engage in daily devotional readings, and we share with one another at the Monday gatherings.

“ROOTED” Campus-wide Worship: Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m.
ALL students are invited to join in worship, as participants and leaders. We do this every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, and often include activities and snacks. Local churches work with us to provide speakers, music, and great food!
You are not required to be in ADAMAH to participate or to join the worship leadership team.

We coordinate with other organizations on campus to inspire a variety of local service projects. ADAMAH students are expected to participate in weekly service with community partners such as Meals on Wheels, Miracle Hill, and Boys & Girls Clubs.

August 28 – We will have our first campus-wide SaintsServe day. We will soon have a signup available for all students.

Open Chapel
You will receive a notice of days and times each week when the Chapel is available for quiet meditation, study, or discussion/spiritual guidance from ADAMAH leaders or the Chaplain, Tom LeGrand.

Spiritual Guidance and Counseling
Dr. LeGrand is one of several campus options for students seeking guidance for life issues. He is available for discussions, questions, or to assist with spiritual direction for all students.
The Chaplain’s office serves the entire campus. All students are welcome, irrespective of their religious background. 

Dr. Tom LeGrand
Tom LeGrand

Director of Christian Education|Program Coordinator of Religion (non-major)


Investing in the Christian Future of a Young Nation

Christian Leadership at Limestone is funded by a generous gift from Limestone Trustee, Robert A. Dobson III and his wife, Beth. Mr. Dobson is a retired attorney who for much of his very successful professional career was at best a self-described “lukewarm” Christian. Several encounters, some quite incidental, with persons who were successful professionals and devout Christians, and whose lives were a witness to the salvation and meaning to be found in Christ led to a transforming spiritual renewal in Mr. Dobson’s life. He has since committed himself to sharing the good news of God’s love through a variety of local, national, and international missions. Mr. Dobson supports the Christian Leadership at Limestone because he believes that the strength necessary to live a full and meaningful life is to be found through practicing the beliefs and following the example of Jesus Christ.

Limestone University is a Christian, non-denominational, four-year, liberal arts college located in Gaffney, South Carolina. From its establishment in 1845 by two distinguished and well-educated Baptist clergymen, Limestone has maintained a distinctly Christian emphasis. Encouraging commitment to its Christian heritage, Dr. R.C. Granberry, President of Limestone from 1923 to 1951, said “(Limestone)…always has believed that the highest and best philosophy of life is that philosophy which is essentially Christian.” Sustaining this belief, Limestone offers--in addition to the Christian Leadership program--courses in biblical studies and Christian history, and employs a chaplains who provides students, faculty, and staff with opportunities for spiritual guidance and counsel. Students come to Limestone from a variety of denominations and religious backgrounds. While unashamedly advocating and encouraging Christian faith, The University and its programs nonetheless emphasize respect for each individual’s religious liberty.