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/405 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).
  • 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

Spring
2022

Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

I press ONWARD! toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14


Dear friends of Mountain View,

Dear friends of Mountain View Bible Camp, We are so excited to be moving ONWARD! The past two plus years have been a real challenge. We have prayed for the day to come when we can press toward a new future which includes regular summer camp programming again. I am not sure we will ever actually get back to what we used to call “normal”, but as we continue to navigate the days we live in, we desire to once again enjoy face to face fellowship. This year, we have chosen the theme ONWARD! Why ONWARD!?

During the pandemic, we were encouraged to separate, distance, mask, and a host of other terms that kept us apart. The Bible encourages us to be together, be family, care for one another, press forward, move ONWARD! As I read the Word, I see the need to go forward. All too often, we get stuck in the past. Philippians 3:13 states that we should “forget what is behind”: our past sins. This does not mean forget past lessons, but learn from them and move forward because there are better things ahead. Galatians 6:9 encourages to “Not get tired of doing good, for in due season we reap if we do not give up!”

As we considered this year’s t-shirt design, ONWARD! was a key word. The colored arrows encourage us to propel forward and upward. The colored arrows share a very clear gospel message: dark, red, white, green and gold. Growing up, I remember singing a Sunday School chorus which goes as follows:

My heart was dark with sin,
Until the Savior came in.
His precious blood I know,
Has washed me white as snow.

And in God’s Word I’m told,
I’ll walk the streets of gold.
Oh wonderful, wonderful day,
He washed my sins away.

Please note that the first arrow, the dark one, is the shortest. Because God loves us so much, He wants us to live the shortest part of our earthly lives in sin. Jesus Christ came to shed His blood for our sins (red arrow) and offers us the free gift of salvation. If someone simply accepts this free gift, His blood washes them whiter than snow (white arrow). We then are forgiven of all of our sins: past, present and future. But the Christian life only starts there. God would have us to grow (green arrow) in our faith and love for Him. As we read the Bible, we learn that He is with us, living in us, to help us become more like Him in every way. And one day, when we leave this earth, we will enjoy heaven (gold arrow) with the Lord.

So dear reader, where do you find yourself in the colored arrows of this t-shirt design? If you have never asked Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins, please do so right now. He will hear you when you ask. The Lord Jesus loves you. He is ready to forgive any and all sin. Then, don’t stop there; grow in your relationship with Him. Read your Bible, pray, and grow in His love. There is coming a “wonderful, wonderful day” when all who have asked Jesus to save them, will leave this world and be in Heaven with Him. Are you ready to go? He could come back today

Jonathan Stassel
Camp Administrator

The Views
Archive

Past Thoughts From The Administrator’s Desk

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