We have experienced tremendous disruptions to daily life as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across our nation and the globe. Many of us as church leaders are struggling to find ways to adapt to the situation. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Sterling Severns (Senior Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, VA) and Art Wright (Theologian in … Continue reading Leading Churches during the Coronavirus Pandemic
One the core principles for Baptists is Autonomy of the Local Church. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, each congregation determines how it’s members will make significant decisions together. In the current COVID-19 crisis, we’re going to need to be creative in how to make decisions together. We encourage members to educate themselves through … Continue reading Membership: please be prepared to vote on Tues, March 31
We've cancelled all in-person events at Tabernacle through the month of March. Hope you will make plans to join us for some great online opportunities to participate in our Sabbath Day Together 9:45 - 10:45 AM Adult Sunday school Youth Sunday school Conversation with Rones 11:00 AM Worship Livestream 12:10 PM (approximate) Talkback: … Continue reading Sunday, March 15: Opportunities to study, worship, and reflect
LOVE GOD. LOVE NEIGHBOR. A significant update on the COVID-19 Situation. We have decided to cancel all in-person church events for the remainder of March. Our concern is the wellbeing of the city and the most vulnerable among us. Our hope is that keeping a social distance for this short time will help the community by … Continue reading Love God. Love Neighbor. A Significant Update related to the COVID-19 VIRUS.
"When we experience the compassion of Christ, we naturally find ourselves extending that compassion to neighbor. "
The nominating committee has been hard at work on the creation of a new leadership concept to better support our Church Treasurer. Long story short, we are expecting too much out one volunteer. Thus, we're having a hard time finding volunteers to serve. We are striving to create an environment where balance is valued. We … Continue reading Preparing for an upcoming vote: A newly formed Finance Team
God created us whole. All of us have been created to great things. The sin we struggle with makes it difficult to fulfill our calling, individually and corporately. Sin makes it difficult for us to love God fully, love ourselves in the way that God loves us, and, in turn, love our neighbors as ourselves. … Continue reading Worship, March 8, 2020
We often mistake lack of comfort for lack of safety. To sit and eat with those who don’t share your convictions can be a courageous act.