Mission / Vision / Values
Carol Joy Holling Conference & Retreat Center is owned and operated by Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM). Following are the Mission, Vision and Values Statements for NLOM.
We are called by God to be a Christ-centered, Spirit-powered ministry:
to equip, teach and excite people for discipleship through camp experiences,
to provide our conference and retreat guests with places set apart and serve with sacred hospitality
to nurture leadership for service in the church and world
Gracious People, Sacred Places, Significant Experiences
Rooted in our heritage in the Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM) is committed to uphold that heritage and to serve the interdenominational, interfaith and broader community. NLOM provides opportunities for the people to grow in faith. Our work expresses our faith in Christ, and our faith in Christ compels us to serve others.
We help people and groups uncover, rediscover and grow in their authentic calling.
We provide opportunities for people to be in safe, intentional community where they can grow through relationships.
We are committed to inclusiveness, acceptance and friendliness. We want guests to experience, "You matter to God, therefore you matter to us." Guests are enabled, through our hospitality, to accomplish their goals.
We value being a part of the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12) and delight in the opportunities to share ministry with other members of the Body. We also intentionally reach out to other denominations and secular groups.
As a part of our obligation to the Church and to the community, as well as in justice to our guests, campers, volunteers and staff, Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, Inc., including its Carol Joy Holling and Sullivan Hills camps, is committed to principles that enable opportunities for full participation in its programs and activities. These programs and activities include Christian education, spiritual, psychological, social, personal and professional development. We welcome all people and we do not tolerate behavior that discriminates based upon race, religion, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, age or ancestry. Such discrimination is demeaning, destructive and directly at odds with the Gospel of Christ and our goals of fostering equity, mutual understanding and cooperation.