WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our Emphasis 

Mount Carmel’s theme is “Jesus Only.”

Jesus Christ is at the center of our faith and teaching. Jesus died for us on the cross. In the death and resurrection of Jesus we receive forgiveness, life, grace, freedom, and all of God’s blessings! 

We celebrate the beautiful place God has given us here at Mount Carmel – the lake, the woods, the wonderful buildings. We enjoy all the fun activities here, but we are more than a camp, a resort, or a fun place to be. We are a movement that calls people to awakening and renewal in God’s Word. 

Mount Carmel is a place where lives are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our objective is to inspire and equip each person who comes to Mount Carmel to return to their world with a passion for bringing the hope of Christ to all people.

In the summer we have Family Camp with Bible teaching for adults, youth, and children – and many activities for the whole family. Throughout the year we welcome individuals, couples, families, and groups to come and study God’s Word.

We hope you will partner with us. Pray for us! Come and study the Bible with us! Celebrate the love of Jesus together with us! 

What You Can Expect in the Teaching at Mount Carmel

You can expect Mount Carmel’s teaching to be focused on the Bible, God’s Word. Sometimes our teachers will go through one book of the Bible or one passage in a book. Sometimes the teacher will focus on a particular Biblical character such as Abraham or David or a Biblical theme such as “Transformed” or “Spiritual Disciplines” or “Daily Living.” We have a hymn festival each year where the focus is on how hymns communicate the message of God’s Word.

We invite a variety of teachers to come to Mount Carmel. Many, but not all, are pastors. Some are seminary pastors. Some are authors of Christian books. These teachers come from a variety of Christian denominations and perspectives.

Different teachers will emphasize different themes in the Christian faith. We don’t expect our teachers to agree on all theological issues. We recognize that Christians interpret the Bible in different ways. We regularly have discussions (and debates!) at Mount Carmel regarding what the Bible says and how the Bible’s message impacts our lives.

But we also maintain a basic core of the faith that you can expect in all our teachers and preachers. We believe that Jesus is at the center. God sent his Son Jesus into the world. Jesus is fully God and fully human. Jesus died for our sins and was raised to life. Because of His death and resurrection, our sins are forgiven, and we are given a new life that begins now and goes on for all eternity. We believe that God speaks to us through the Bible – so we study the Bible, discuss the Bible, meditate on passages from the Bible, and listen to the Bible.

We love these words from the Ground Up Grace podcast:

“Welcome to the voice of freedom, where the daily message frees you for forgiven’ livin’! Freedom for forgiven livin’ is grounded at the cross where Jesus takes all your sins upon himself and gives you in exchange his abounding grace!”

May that always be true at Mount Carmel! May that always be true in your life!

Would you like to learn more about our teaching at Mount Carmel?

   + You can read about Mount Carmel’s faith heritage here

   + This is our statement of faith.

   + At Mount Carmel, we focus on “Jesus Only.” Here is a description of what that means

   + Mount Carmel’s Vision, Mission, & Value Statements

   + One of the ways we listen to God’s Word is by using The Daily Texts

   + Here are some of the organizations we are associated with

   + We love singing at Mount Carmel! Here are three of our special songs

   + This is Mount Carmel’s perspective on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity

   + This is a description of how Mount Carmel was given it name


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