About Mt. Olive

OUR MISSION

The Mount Olive Brethren Church exists to praise the Lord, promote the message of Jesus Christ, and prepare His people for effective service in a community of love.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to see people experience and share the love of God in all seasons of life.

OUR MOTTO

Our motto is “The Bible, The Whole Bible, and Nothing but the Bible.”  This motto reflects our faith and our life.

OUR VALUES
*Biblical Authority. The Bible as our authority in all matters of faith and life.
*Dynamic Worship. Offering worship opportunities where the Holy Spirit inspires people to experience a passionate relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.
*Spiritual Formation. Providing the resources necessary to lead people to maturity in the faith.
*Evangelism. Fulfilling the Great Commission and proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world.
*Outreach. Sharing the love of God by meeting needs locally and around the world.
*Prayer. Prayer for direction, healing and intimacy with God.
*Gift-Based Ministry. Helping our members identify their gifts and empowering them with an opportunity to use their gifts to build up the body of Christ.
*Fellowship. We are committed to offering the opportunity to experience healthy relationships where people can grow closer to God and each other.

OUR HISTORY

Please see the “About the Brethren Church” page to learn about the history of the Brethren Church.

The Mount Olive Brethren Church was established in 1884 by 20 families which left a nearby Mill Creek Church of the Brethren.  We are located in a small community locally known as Pineville, which is part of the McGaheysville area of Rockingham County.

For the first year, the church met in an old schoolhouse on the property the church now sits on.  In 1884 12 people signed a note promising funds of $52 for the building of a house of worship to be known as “The Progressive Brethren Church”.  The original church building still stands as the anchor of our building, heritage and our history.  Additions to the church were added in 1982, 1997 and 1999.

Today we honor those who stepped out in faith in our local congregation by continuing to hear the voice of God and following the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Our church is active in outreach in our local community, nationally and abroad.  Within our walls we continue to seek a spirit of unity and fellowship among our members through our small group ministry.  As we celebrate 125 years of the past, present and future, it is an exciting time to be at Mt. Olive.

We have active ministry groups to all ages which you can check out from our ministries page.  We also reach out to our local community through a Backpack Buddy Program for homeless children and our Agents of Mercy Food Pantry.  We support mission trips nationally and internationally as well.  We believe in the great commandment to “Go and make disciples”.

We also feature Building Blocks Preschool in the white portion of our building.  Each day 70 children attend our preschool and we are staffed by a wonderful group of ladies who love children.  You may obtain more information by clicking here Building Blocks Preschool

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

1.  Choose to express your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

2.  Contact Pastor Fred Miller.

3.  Enroll in a Baptism and Membership Class.

4.  Upon completion of class, those who have never been baptized by immersion are baptized.

5.  Those who are transferring their membership from another congregation are received into membership along with the newly-baptized.