Originally founded in 2003, Carmel Assembly of God relocated to its current space at West Main Street and Old Meridian three years ago with a new mission and heartbeat, which was to display a true passion to minister to the residents of Carmel. Keith Trump, pastor of Carmel Assembly of God and lifelong resident of Carmel, sat down and shared his heart and his congregation’s mission in relation to the community of Carmel.
Pastor Trump shares that, “Our mission is summed up in receive, reflect, and redeem.” He explains further, “Receive everything scripture tells us, what we see in God’s Word, and reflect it in our lives; and if we do these things then He will accomplish His ultimate purpose of redeeming people.”
This mission is practically being lived out daily in the lives of those who attend Carmel Assembly of God. Each year the congregation hosts a back-to-school outreach for a local apartment complex. This outreach, Pastor Trump explains, is about meeting a very apparent need of a group of people while at the same time sharing the love of Jesus to the community. Carmel Assembly of God also hosts Easter and Halloween outreaches with the same mission.
Carmel Assembly of God gathers as a community every Sunday. At 9:30 a.m. there is a pre-service prayer and then at 10:30 a.m. their worship service begins. The children’s ministry meets during the worship service hour.
Beyond Sunday morning gatherings, members of Carmel Assembly of God gather together with other members that have similar interests and passions. Some of these groups study a book of the Bible or a specific topic while others choose a more laid back approach like organizing a men’s poker night or a women’s fitness class. The church also hosts a plethora of Wednesday night activities and classes that begin at 7:00 p.m. Call the church office for a complete schedule.
In all things that Carmel Assembly of God puts together they ultimately want to share the message of the hope they have. Pastor Trump sums up his heart by saying, “‘Churchianity’ is not Jesus. Carmel doesn’t need another church; it needs the real revelation of who Jesus is and understanding that God is really wanting to reveal Himself to this community.”
You can visit Carmel Assembly of God in person at 1009 West Main Street in Carmel, by phone at 317-569-9673 or online at www.carmelassembly.com.Read more