I am a recent graduate at the University of Richmond and I’ve been going to Tabernacle since the Advent season of my first year in college. I think what I enjoyed most about this church was the unique combination of old and new – traditional and radical. While the traditional service is held in a historic building, many of the members are new and the congregation has completely changed in the last few years.
I’ve been pretty cynical about churches at various points in my life and it bothers me most of all when churches lose sight of their mission in Christ and care more about air conditioning and carpet. In Tabernacle, I have found a church that was struggling through many growing pains because they had realized that Christ doesn’t operate on a formula. Local residents and Burmese refugees alike have gradually become a reborn church inside an old building and that is what is beautiful about TBC.