Our Tabernacle is nearly 40 years old, and it has begun to show its age. The campmeeting board has realized that the roof and supporting trusses need repair. The cost of repair and continued maintenance outweigh the cost of a new structure.
Constructing a new Tabernacle will be more economical in the long run. After consulting several contractors, the Sheffey Board unanimously voted on June 21, 2018 to begin a financial campaign to raise $65,000 to replace the Tabernacle with a wooden structure in the same location and in the same size and style as the current building. The existing Altar Rail will be used in the new Tabernacle.
We believe the vision of the original Campmeeting is as valid as ever:
- to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this area through outstanding preachers, teachers, and musicians
- to help people hear the call of God in their lives
- to help people walk with Jesus every day
- to help people experience the presence of God in their lives today and in the future
The Campmeeting is critical: fewer people (85%) attend church today than at any time in the last 40 years. People are more likely to participate in a non-traditional worship experience (example: the Billy Graham crusades which were always held in a public arena or stadium) than a church building. The Campmeeting is a perfect location for winning people to Jesus!
If you feel led to donate specifically to our Tabernacle Campaign, you may do so here.
We will begin construction when we have received 50% of our goal of $65,000. We hope to start construction next Spring 2019.
Thanks for being a part of "40 More Years" of ministry.