Our Mission & Beliefs
Carmel means “garden.” As such, we live to sow seeds of gospel truth that, through Christ, can bear much fruit for God’s glory. (John 15:8)
Our mission is to make disciples of those Nearest, our Neighbors and the Nations. (Matt 28:18-20/Acts 1:8)
We exist as a church to equip, encourage and challenge believers to cultivate “ABLE” lives. Lives that:
- Abide in Christ (John 15)
- to Build relationships with the lost and found (John 13:35)
- and Live the gospel in word and deed (Colossians 3:17)
- with Everything we are and have (2 Timothy 2:1; Ephesians 4:11-16)
And we don't do it alone. We do it in community. Come join us!
Bible: The Holy Bible was written by individuals inspired by God and is God's revelation of Himself to humankind. God is its author, salvation its end, and truth without error is its content. All Scripture is a testimony to God’s redemptive work, with both the Old and New Testaments pointing to Jesus Christ.
God: There is one living and true God. He is an eternal, omniscient, spiritual, and personal being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Lord of the universe. God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored God the Father by His personal obedience, not clinging to his equality with God, but becoming a man and ultimately dying on a cross. He was raised from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God. He will return a second time to complete His redemptive mission.
Salvation: Salvation involves the redemption of the whole person. It is offered freely to all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who, through his death on a cross, obtained eternal life for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, and nothing can separate a believer from that salvation.
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the fully divine Spirit of God. He lives in all believers and enables them to understand truth. He exalts Christ and convicts people of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls people to the Savior and is the agent of regeneration. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which believers serve God through His church.
Church: A church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local congregation of baptized believers, brought together by a common faith and fellowship of the gospel. The New Testament speaks of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed through the ages, believers from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.
Ordinances: There are two ordinances of this church. Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in Christ. The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through par the taking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize remember the death of the Redeemer Christ and anticipate His second coming.
Carmel Baptist is a Southern Baptist Church and agrees with the doctrinal statement called the "Baptist Faith & Message, 2000".
If you would like to know more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please email to request a contact from a pastor.