Mission is the fundamental reality of our Christian life together at Tabernacle Baptist Church. We are Christian because God has called us to work collectively for the fulfillment of God’s purpose for humanity. In other words, our local church, as a part of the larger universal Church, has been given the task of sharing in God’s mission to the world, which results in many diverse social ministries. By combining mission education, unique partnerships, and hands-on service to our neighborhood, country and world, Tabernacle seeks to “take the whole gospel to the whole person”, as was demonstrated by Jesus’ ministry on earth. This means that the spiritual, physical, and social well-being of all those we encounter is always at the forefront of our minds. The faithful use of our time, talents, resources, and very lives in community are central to our commitment to share in God’s mission. As a result, we form relationships as we serve together which proclaim the life-giving and life-changing message of Christ.
…Responding to the concerns and needs of our neighborhood by providing a weekly Clothes Closet and Food Pantry…Partnering with other inner-city ministries like Metro Baptist Church in New York City and Hyaets in Charlotte, NC…Offering an annual Dog Wash for our Fan neighbors…The Fan Feast: Thanksgiving dinner with our Food Bank and Clothes Closet patrons…Praying for and working with our international missionaries, the Coppages, who serve with the deaf in Hungary…Highlighting worldwide issues and concerns like the crisis in Sudan, worldwide poverty, the “Invisible Children” in Sudan…Responding to emergencies of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami of 2004 by……Becoming both a regional collection center for goods to be sent to the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina relief, as well as a temporary shelter for Gulf Coast refugees…Offering studies on the world’s religions so we may better understand our neighbors.