Welcome to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church where you will find a compassionate family serving God in our community and in the world.
My name is Neal Jones and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am so thankful and incredibly excited for the honor of getting to be your pastor and walk with you in ministry to this world. I was born and raised just up the road in Greensboro. I have an amazing wife and two spectacular children. Mandy is the pastor at Forest Hill UMC in Concord. Will is going into his second year at NCSU (Go Pack!), where he is double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Spanish. Grace is a rising senior at Concord High School, where she is in the IB Programme. She is currently looking at schools and is wanting to go into some sort of medical field, most likely dealing with traumas. We have a dog, Ryyder, and two cats, Chester and Minnie. We absolutely love Cabarrus County and have most definitely found home here. Outside of church life, I enjoy watching pretty much any sport, playing Pokemon Go, going to the movies, and anything Disney!
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we at Mount Olivet prayerfully discern where God is leading us, both as individual Christians and as a congregation of the United Methodist Church.
Following the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we plan, organize and participate in acts of service and love in our community and around the world.
As baptized believers we commit ourselves to the universal ministry of Jesus Christ. As members of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, we vow to participate in this particular church through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness
We dedicate ourselves to life-long spiritual development and learning, seeking to grow in holiness and understanding with the goal of becoming more like Christ.
Through Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven. In response to this great gift we are called to forgive one another, seeking to live in peace with all of God's children through the ministry of reconcilliation.
As Jesus cared for the "least, the last, and the lost," we also care for one another, both within our congregation and in the wider community, seeking to meet one another's needs and uphold one another in love.
We pledge to deal with each other honestly, speaking the truth in love, refraining from all means of slander, gossip, and rumor.
As brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ we live together as a church family, bearing one another's burdens, practicing patience with one another's faults, and seeking to bring out the best in each other as we share our God-given gifts in a community of love.
We accept people where and as they are, just like Jesus Christ accepts us where and as we are. Instead of judging one another, we choose to nurture one another, sharing the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ and transformation through the Holy Spirit.
We acknowledge that none of the above are possible without risk. As such, we are willing to take the risks necessary to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, accepting and learning from our mistakes as we seek to grow together in obedience to God.
We invite you to come and see what God is doing in our midst!
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church has over 200 years of connections. We have a rich history of global mission involvement, local community outreach connections, strong youth ministry, and connecting to one another through nurture and encouragement. Our most important connection is to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is through Christ that we see and understand who God is and who we are meant to be. Jesus teaches us about the love, mercy, and grace of God. In Him, we experience forgiveness, daily strength and guidance, and the hope of everlasting life.
Our connection with Christ calls us to be in loving connections with our communities. We are to make a positive impact in the lives of others. We are to build up, encourage, share our blessings, and use our gifts to benefit others. The single greatest gift we have to offer in our broken seeking world is an introduction to the God who created us, who loves us, and who has a purpose for our lives.
We hope you will join us and explore the many ways to connect. Our Kenya ministry gathers up a team every three years to help with buildings and ministries at the African Rural Institute near Nairobi, Kenya. Throughout the year, you may find a group delivering Meals on Wheels, distributing food from the Mobile Food Pantry, or packing weekend food bags for local elementary students. Our Caring Casseroles Ministry is ever in need of good cooks. You might find the children swimming, making cards for the elderly, or playing the hand bells. Mount Olivet Youth stay busy attending spiritual rallies, youth retreats at Lake Junaluska, or working and worshipping with the youth from Trinity UMC and Midway UMC. There are musical groups , women’s circles, Bible studies and other points of connection.