Welcome to Mount Carmel Ministries!

Are you spiritually dry? Need to recharge? Looking for meaning or purpose in life? Are you looking for deeper Christian friendship and fellowship? Then Mount Carmel’s August Camps for Adults of All Ages are perfect for you!

Be strengthened in your faith through high-quality Bible study and stimulating conversation with your peers. In the evenings, Mount Carmel offers worship services with quality preaching from guest preachers and music led by our very own gifted musician, Patsy Baglien. In the afternoons you’ll enjoy all the fun of camp: pontoon rides, campfire, board games, and a talent show.

We offer a variety of housing options from air conditioned lodge rooms to quaint cottage cabins overlooking the lake. All have their own private bathroom and comfortable beds.

Camps for Adults of All Ages typically run from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday mornings. 

Experience uplifting concerts and silly talent shows. Visit the local winery or go shopping downtown with friends. Play some golf, soak up some sun on the beach, or go on a pontoon adventure around Lake Carlos. Make new friends or renew old ones. Commune with God, nature, and with one another in this mountain top experience, all in the name of Jesus Christ!

2021 Camps for Adults of All Ages

Camp 1

Out of Egypt: The Exodus Up Close

August 9 – 12, 2021
Teacher: Frank Baltz
Preacher: Corey Bjertness

Camp 2

Light for Daily Living from Luther

August 16 – 19, 2021
Teacher: Mark Mattes
Preacher: Mark Grandquist

Camp 3

The Hammer of God

August 23 – 26, 2021
Teacher: Bror Erickson
Preacher: Paul Koch

Camp 4

Hymn Festival

September 10-15, 2021
Teacher: Gracia Grindal
Preacher: TBD

2020 Adult Camp Options

Out of Egypt: The Exodus Up Close

Fred Baltz, teacher

Corey Bjertness, preacher

Who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus? Can we know? Does it matter? What can we say about the plagues in light of science? Where and how did Israel cross the “Red Sea”? Might remains of the chariot army yet be found? Appreciate the Law in its proper context, as a gift from God, but not as a means of salvation. Consider what “hardening the heart” was and still is. Hear again of the God of Israel who came down to set his people free from bondage. Come and compare the Exodus with God’s New Testament act of deliverance, the cross.

August 9-12, 2021

Light for Daily Living from Luther

Mark Mattes, teacher

Mark Grandquist, preacher

We will take a fresh look at the legacy of Martin Luther to harvest his insights for our faith journeys and how it equips us both to engage and appreciate our world. Christians of all backgrounds, not just Lutherans, are invited to participate. You will learn more about who you are in Christ and how Christ’s everlasting light brings hope and joy to this world. 

August 16-19, 2021

The Hammer of God

Bror Erickson, teacher

Paul Koch, preacher

Bror Erickson currently serves as pastor of Zion Evangelical Church in Farmington, New Mexico, where he resides with his wife, Laura. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in 2004. He has translated numerous books and articles by Bo Giertz and has contributed to the scholarship surrounding this theologian, often thought of as the “C.S. Lewis of Sweden.” His translations of Bo Giertz include, “To Live with Christ,” “With My Own Eyes,” and “Romans, a Devotional Commentary.”

August 23-26, 2021

Hymn Festival

Gracia Grindal, teacher

TBD, preacher

Gracia Grindal joined the Luther Seminary faculty as associate professor of pastoral theology and ministry, communications in 1984. She was named professor of rhetoric in 1992. She came to the seminary from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, where she was a member of the English department faculty from 1968 to 1984. This week Gracia will dive into the richness of hymnody and how God works through hymns. 

September 10-15, 2021