A Missional People - Led by the Board of Mission and Outreach
The Mission and Outreach board supports four denominational offerings throughout the year: Retired Ministers and Missionaries, America for Christ, One Great Hour of Sharing, and World Mission.
INTERNATIONAL MISSION SUPPORT
The American Baptist missionaries highlighted below are supported, in part, through our consistent support over the past twenty-five years. Many of TBC’s members and friends have participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic, where our relationship with Kristy Engel began. All of the individuals shown below have devoted decades of their lives to serving Christ and attending to those in great need. We have been honored and blessed by having all of them visit our church!
KRISTY ENGEL is a global consultant with a health care focus. She is trained as a pediatric nurse practitioner and served for 12 years in the Dominican Republic, leading teams, and working with public health issues. She helped coordinate the 2010 Haiti earthquake relief and worked in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. As a global consultant, Kristy provides health assessments, training, clinical skills, partner consultation, and crisis relief throughout the world. Teaching about Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a hallmark of her work.
PATTI and TIM LONG serve in Baja California, Mexico. Patti ministers as a special education teacher and resource specialist at the Monte Horeb Baptist Grade School in Tijuana, a school that reaches out to some of the most vulnerable of the city’s young people, its children with special needs. Tim serves in leadership development with the Baja Baptist Seminary of Mexicali, teaching present and future church leaders in Baja California, and with IM partners in the Dominican Republic. He also serves as on-site coordinator and professor in Palmer Seminary’s online Masters in Theological Studies program in Latino/a ministries.
KETLY and VITAL PIERRE work in the East Coast of the Dominican Republic to strengthen local churches and encourage existing churches to plant new ones and disciple new members. One way they do this is by leading and coordinating seminars and workshops. Through these sessions, pastors and leaders of local congregations learn how to start and strengthen a broad range of outreach ministries in their communities. The Pierres started the “Integral Vision Community Center” which aims to serve Haitian immigrants and serve as a link with volunteer groups, matching them with local ministries according to where they would be the most effective and facilitate Haitian mission work both within the Dominican Republic and abroad.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL MISSION SUPPORT
Over the years, Tabernacle Baptist has faithfully supported many local nonprofits, including the RI Community Food Bank, Help the HomelessRI, McAuley House, Calvary Baptist Food Pantry, Be the Change West Warwick, and the Scituate Animal Shelter. Denominational mission programs that we support include World Mission Offering, America For Christ, One Great Hour of Sharing, and the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Fund. Gifts to Canonicus Camp and Conference Center have supported camperships for Providence youth.
Our little church is currently participating in: Making lunches each month for Help the Homeless RI Holding yard sales and craft sales to help local missions and our church Collecting food for local food pantries Annual collections of clothing for the homeless
The folks at TBC do what we can to reach out into the community with God's love.
Tabernacle Baptist Church ~ 182 Seven Mile Road, PO Box 67, Hope RI 02831 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org We gather for worship at 9 am each Sunday morning.