Missions at Tabernacle
Missions are at the center of much of what we do here at Tabernacle. Five of our eight Core Values have their roots in Missions. A significant portion of the money we receive goes to Missions. You can check out our giving strategy page for more information. We have many places both locally and globally that provide an opportunity to both serve and spread the Gospel.
We have many different ways we reach our local community. Some of these meet social needs while others meet spiritual needs. Be Church is a yearly community outreach event where we provide a week worth of groceries to 3-500 families in Ennis. You can serve weekly by volunteering to tutor at a local apartment complex. We are also a part of a monthly community ministry that is perfect for families called “Second Saturday” that meets on the second Saturday of each month to help with building needs around Ennis.
EVANGELISM – We have two different ministries in Ecuador: evangelism, and seminary education. Each summer, we send a team to the mountains or jungles of Ecuador to work with Camp Chacauco in reaching children for Christ. It is a camp-like environment.
CHAMPION CHURCH – PESCA SEMINARY – The newest ministry in Ecuador is our partnership with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Seminario Teológico Bautista Pesca. This partnership will be providing accredited Masters-Level education to pastors in Ecuador. Now, our role is supporting the seminary as well as financially supporting 11 students. This ministry is funded by your Glocal giving.
In 2011, we began an effort to reach the ends of the earth. Our search started by attending an “embrace” conference. The goal of this conference was to find a people group who was unreached and unengaged. (Find out more about Unreached and Unengaged People Groups). That means that less than 2% of their population are believers and that there is little or no work being done to reach them. We identified and embraced a group of people on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia we call “The River People.”