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, the 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.
Children & Youth Development:
We began as a ministry to Youth in the neighborhood over one hundred and twenty years ago. We believe there is great value in pouring our resources and energy into the nurture, care, and spiritual development of children, teenagers, and their families. The church’s approach to family ministry is holistic in form as we integrate our young people into most everything we do. Take a tour of the nursery, Sunday School, and/or youth room to catch a glimpse at what God is doing in this area of ministry.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry
Tabernacle Baptist Church, in partnership with the Central Virginia Food Bank, provided 2,476 bags of groceries weighing a total of 41,000 pounds (almost 22 tons). The recipients of this ministry represent over six-hundred and fifty families, the majority living in 23220 and 23221, and one hundred and ten homeless neighbors. In 2011, nineteen volunteers gave over 2,100 hours of their time to make this ministry possible. Join us any Thursday from 1:30-3 p.m to experience this phenomenal ministry in a spirit of respect, dignity, and grace.
Two Refugee families from Burma came in through our doors in October of 2007. Today, almost one fifth of us are Chin, Karen, Kachin, Lisu, and Karenni Refugees. Words cannot begin to express the transformation that has taken place in the last two and a half years of life and ministry at Tabernacle. We are advocates and guides for many that come from such far away places. More importantly, we are brothers and sisters in Christ and look forward to seeing what God has in store for us over these next several years. The Stable Roots Ministry is always looking for ESL Teachers, tutors, drivers, conversation partners, medical and educational liaisons, job trainers, etc. Join the Judson next Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. if you would like to meet some of the members of our international community.
Child Care Center
The Tabernacle Baptist Church Child Care Center has provided care of children in the Fan District for almost thirty years. We continue to seek out ways to foster community and partner with neighboring Communities of Faith in the nurture and care of children and their parents. We can see God doing some extraordinary things as the Church and Center dream together about the future. We strive to walk alongside our children as they discover their God given gifts and share them with the world.1925 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23220 804.355.0134 facebook.com/tbcrichmond