Tabernacle Baptist Church is committed to providing a strategic vision of evangelism that leads all members to participate in both the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Acts 1:8 records the words of Jesus: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” We participate in this commandment by developing long-term, strategic partnerships with like-minded Christians both near and far. We invite you to fulfill your calling to be a faithful witness to the good news of Jesus Christ through prayer, provision, and participation in missions.
GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS
Tabernacle has a vision to one day in glory see “every nation, from all tribes and languages, standing before the throne of God” (Revelation 7:9). As Baptists, we have traditionally cooperated for the purposes of global missions and gospel propagation. Tabernacle primarily supports mission’s efforts locally through the International Mission Board (IMB) and North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (www.sbc.net).
In addition to our work with IMB and NAMB, Tabernacle believes that long-term partnerships are the best means by which to engage our congregants with active field personnel. These strategic partners are recipients of support from our congregation and assist in coordinating regularly scheduled short-term mission trips to assist in their efforts. We ask you to join us in praying for these strategic partners
Learn more about what Southern Baptists Missionaries are doing around the World and how you can help reach the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ here. Annually, Tabernacle collects monetary donations for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
- Pray for 75 New Testament churches to be planted that will result in at least 4 generational streams of healthy New Testament churches (at least 300) coming from each church in all 15 districts of Tete Province among the following people groups: Chewa, Nsenga, Nyungwe, Sena and Tawara.
- Pray that God would raise up faithful men to shepherd these churches according to God’s Word.Pray that these churches would follow in the footsteps of Christ by being obedient to God, suffering for the sake of the Gospel, and patiently waiting for his final exaltation.
- Pray that God would raise up a generation of missionaries from these churches to be sent to the nations to make disciples of Christ.
Chris and Katie Nalls have served as IMB missionaries in Mozambique since 2011. The Nalls work with local church leaders to start new churches and equip existing leaders. They have three children, Abigail, Emma Claire, and Daniel.
- For every orphaned and abandoned child to be placed in a loving family and know God as their Father.
- For corruption, which keeps children unjustly stuck in the system rather than in a loving family, to come to a stop.
- For missionaries in Central Europe to be emotionally and spiritually healthy so they can effectively remain on the field for the duration of their call.
- For healthy family values to prevent abuse, trauma, and abandonment so that fewer kids enter the child protection system.
Tim and Caroline Bailey have been serving as missionaries with Youth with A Mission (YWAM) in Romania since 2012. The Baileys serve on the YWAM Central Europe Member Care Team, providing pastoral care to missionaries in the region. They also partner with the organization Romania Without Orphans to address the orphan crisis by equipping foster and adoptive parents through training, coaching, and personal support. They operate a retreat space, Elisha’s Room, where missionaries and foster/adoptive parents can step away from their challenges for intentional soul care. They have 5 children, 3 of which are adopted: Ionut, Sergiu, Anna, Luke, and Grace.
- Pray that the local and international believers will not be intimidated and shrink back in their witness because of Government monitoring and persecution, but that they will draw closer to the Lord and growth in their faithfulness to serve and share Christ.
- Pray the believers will learn to rely upon the Holy Spirit to guide them, protect them and lead them to people the Lord is drawing to hear the Gospel.
- Pray the Lord will raise up more leaders to carry on and multiply His Kingdom in this dark place.
- Pray that the many unreached people groups in East Asia will soon be able to hear and read the Good News of Jesus Christ in their own languages.
G & S have served as volunteer missionaries to a large city in East Asia since 2014 being sent out directly from a sister SBC church. Soon after arrival, they began partnering their efforts with the IMB and officially joined the IMB as volunteers known as Team Associates in December 2018. Due to government persecution, they work covertly to plant churches, support local evangelism efforts, train local church leadership and in January 2019 established a covert international congregation with the goal of expanding the missionary effort through other believers who live and work in their area from other countries.
NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS
Since 2012, Hasael Pacheco has served as the founding pastor of Iglesia ReNacer. He and his wife, Misty, desire to see churches planted in each corner of their strategic city so that the unreached people of Queretaro can hear and respond to the gospel. Together they have three children, Mikail, Lorienne, and Hazel.
Terry and Angie Burkeen have served as the directors of Club 180 in Cumberland, Kentucky, since 2006. The Club 180 Ministry exists to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of children, youth, and families in Eastern Kentucky.
Matt McGukin has served as Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho, since 2014. He also assists other church planters in the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Marty, have three children: Daisy, Micah, and Noah.
REGIONAL MINISTRY PARTNERS
At the state and local level, Tabernacle partners with the Georgia Baptist Missions Board for disaster relief and other regional ministry opportunities.
Disaster Relief is a ministry of credentialed volunteers committed to showing the love of Jesus to persons affected by disaster events. We offer them hope by meeting practical needs in their lives incurred by the disaster.
Every summer, Tabernacle sends a team to work at Camp Hawkins in the North Georgia mountains. Camp Hawkins is a summer residential camp for children ages 8 to 21 with varying disabilities, learning disorders, or developmental delays. Camp Hawkins serve up to 20 campers each for 5 one-week sessions during the summer. For many families, this is the only opportunity that they have to take a break from being full-time caregivers. Tabernacle members cook, clean, launder, encourage, and lead games for the campers.
LOCAL MINISTRY PARTNERS
Tabernacle provides resources and volunteer support for various local ministry partners. We are affiliated with the Carrollton Baptist Association for local denominational work. Additionally, we hold to the conviction that every person is created in the image of God; therefore, our evangelistic endeavors include seeing to it that the dignity of human life is upheld from the womb to the tomb. Our Missions Partnership Council has identified four primary partners for local ministry:
Throughout the year, Tabernacle also offers various service opportunities coordinated by the Community Action Team. The Community Action Team organizes local service, mission, and evangelism opportunities for the congregation in the West Georgia area and organizing unique service events for the congregation. These service days allow community members to work on projects organized to help those in need in our community.
Open Hands United Christian Ministry is a collaborative effort by member churches to better coordinate benevolence ministries. A partner agency of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, its ministry focuses on providing assistance to those in need who reside within Carroll County, Georgia.
Carroll County Soup Kitchen serves meals on a regular basis for those experiencing hunger in our area. They also provide take-home meals for those with ongoing food needs.
THS Shelter serves and assists those who are experiencing homelessness and other critical needs by building bridges that lead to a more abundant life in Jesus Christ. THS Shelter operates overnight sheltering during winter weather and provides ongoing assistance to those in critical need.