Mount Carmel was started by a group of Christian Brethren from Western Canada in 1968. Their vision was to form a Bible school in an urban setting, without a student residence, that also encouraged people to work part-time while attending.
Our Brethren heritage continues to influence us as many of our Board and Faculty members are affiliated with Brethren churches. The manner in which our school obtains the majority of its financial support and our strong orientation towards training Christian lay people are evidence of this connection.
Our program continues to be structured in a way that encourages and enables both students and staff to be involved in other ministry and work endeavors while participating in the Mount Carmel community. Despite the reality that we now consider ourselves to be an inter-denominational school, we owe a great deal to our Brethren roots.