What We Believe

Mission
Statement

This ministry will strive to provide well-maintained residence facilities and grounds in order to:


Disseminate the truths of the Bible and glorify God in all areas of camp ministry.

Stress the necessity of salvation, sound Biblical doctrine, and a deeper, consistent walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Provide innovative, challenging, nature-based educational camping for people of all ages.

Our
Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible is inspired by God in every word, completely without error in the original writings, and is the authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

God

God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Man

Man was created in the image of God, but man sinned, rebelling against his Creator, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God. Being born in this state, all men have a sinful nature and thus deserve eternal judgment from a righteous God. (Romans 5:12-14; Ephesians 2:13)

The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He paid the full penalty for man's sin when He died on the cross and shed His blood at Calvary as a substitutionary sacrifice. He was buried and raised bodily from the dead, and He is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our High Priest and Advocate. (Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 3:18; Ephesians 1:17-23)

Salvation

Salvation is a free gift of God's grace, received through a personal faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ. Once granted, salvation and eternal life can never be lost. Man's eternal destiny is solely determined by his acceptance or rejection of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7; John 10:28-29; John 3:16-18)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit produces new life and places every believer into the Body of Christ. He permanently indwells the believer, effecting maturity and conformity to the image of Christ and producing a witness to the saving power of Christ to a lost world. The evidence of this indwelling rests not in some spectacular event or spiritual gift but solely in the authority of God's Word. (John 3:1-7; Romans 8:9-10; Ephesians 1:13-14)

Satan

Satan is a real personality and he, with his demons, is in aggressive warfare against God. In His omnipotence, God is permitting him for a season to be "the god of this world" and "the prince of power of the air." The Lord Jesus Christ defeated Satan by His death, resurrection and ascension. In Christ Jesus the believer may claim continuous victory in this warfare! (Luke 4:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-7; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

The Blessed Hope

The Blessed Hope of the believer is the imminent, personal return of the Lord and Savior. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-15)

We request that groups, while using our facilities, engage in no teaching contrary to the above doctrinal statement, including any teaching that evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit rests in some special event or spiritual gift rather than solely on the authority of God's Word. Thank you.

Directions

Finding
Here

Mountain View Bible Camp is located in Snydertown, between Sunbury, Danville, and Elysburg, in the middle of central Pennsylvania's beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

From NY and NJ
  • From Interstate 80 take Exit 224 onto Route 54.
  • Proceed on Rt. 54 for 3.6 miles.
  • Cross the river and railroad tracks, then bear right onto Sunbury Road.
  • Turn left after 2/10 miles onto Avenue G.
  • Stay on the main road (Avenue G becomes Center Road) approximately 5 miles until you approach a large farm on the left.
  • Turn left onto Orchard Road and go 2.2 miles to Mt View Lane - MVBC's driveway on left. (Believer's Bookshelf is just past the driveway on the right.)
From From Harrisburg, PA
  • Take routes 11 & 15 north (to Sunbury).
  • Then follow Route 61 South to the Sunbury exit (bear right and cross the bridge).
  • Once on bridge, get in left lane and follow signs for 61 South/147 North (these run together as "Front Street").
  • After the bridge go 1.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Reagan Street, and stay on Reagan Street till it ends (approximately 1 mile; Sunbury Community Hospital will be ahead on the right).
  • Turn left and travel 6 miles into Snydertown.
  • At crossroads in Snydertown, turn left onto North Main Street and go 4/10 mile, passing Believer's Bookshelf;
  • MVBC driveway is on the right.

The Views

Fall
2021

Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11


Dear friends of Mountain View,

As we move towards the end of the 2021 calendar year, I am thankful that we have been able to offer some in-person ministry programs. Since we were created to be social beings, part of camp’s purpose is to provide a safe place for individuals to gather and fellowship together. During the pandemic, camp has become more aware of the negative effect that social distancing has had on many. Stress, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, distance, and other similar feelings, have brought about discouragement for so many. MVBC continues to navigate the pandemic and help care for those able to attend camp sessions.

This year’s theme, “Build Each Other Up” has been a fitting theme for 2021. Though MVBC was unable to hold youth programs during the summer, we are grateful to have offered them again this past October. As we welcomed youth and counselors back to the hill, there were real feelings of renewed hope and joy. Being together, enjoying fellowship, hearing joyful singing, listening to Bible lessons, moving back toward some normality, and being able to build each other up, have all been real blessings.

We are also thankful for the family style programs which did allow for fellowship and spiritual encouragement throughout the pandemic. With thankfulness, camp looks back to how the Lord directed us to build the new duplex cabins with private bathrooms and the pavilion which allowed for outdoor meeting space and food service. The separate sleeping areas allowed MVBC to retool and host a number of camp sessions while providing a peaceful setting in the great outdoors. We can see how God directed in the past to help provide for the present needs.

As we move into 2022, our prayer and goal is to return to normal camp session programming. As we map out the 2022 calendar, there may be some program changes, but we currently believe that most of camp’s regularly scheduled sessions will return. More information will be released as the calendar is finalized.

My prayer for you, friends of this camp ministry, is that God will grant you good health, encourage you and build you up in Him.

Jonathan Stassel
Camp Administrator

The Views
Archive

Past Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

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