“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.”
In applying this verse to us today, Jerusalem is Macon, Judea is Georgia, Samaria is the United States and the uttermost part is the world. Here at Tabernacle Baptist Church we are involved in all of these areas just as God has commissioned.
We provide opportunities to be involved in missions through participation in Women on Missions, Royal Ambassadors, Girls in Action, Mission Friends, and Sunday School classes. These groups reach out to the Baptist Village, Hephzibah Children’s Home, Elizabeth Home, Ronald McDonald House, The Medical Center, Coliseum Hospital, and the many nursing homes in the area. A free fun day at Tabernacle Lake for the Special Ed Children in the Bibb, Crawford, and Monroe counties is also held yearly.
Tabernacle participates in the State Missions Offering of the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, The Baptist Young People’s Union, and the Baptist Village are a few of the groups who benefit from this offering.
We have helped in the Katrina relief efforts and sent a team to Ortan Ranch in Ketchikan, Alaska to help the members of the First Baptist Church repair and improve their children’s camp. Our youth have travelled to North Carolina to help in construction and Bible study with the World Changers. We hosted Mission Serve this year in Macon.
Tabernacle has a family that is serving as International Missionaries in Africa, a retired couple who serves in Brazil, and a family who travels yearly to Russia to distribute Bibles. In 2004, the youth went to Bolivia as part of a M-Fuge team where they helped with construction and held Vacation Bible School for the children. In September 2009, a group will go to Africa to minister there.