Welcome to The Tab! We want to thank you for taking the time to check us out online. We hope you take the next step and visit us in person as our special guest. This page will help you answer the common questions you may have about your upcoming visit to one of our Sunday worship services.
When are your Service Times?
We have two services on Sunday morning. Our 8:00am ‘traditional’ service, typically goes until 9:00am, while our second ‘contemporary’ service runs from 10:00am to 11:40am. From 9:00am to 10:00am we have our discipleship classes for adults, teens and children following the school academic calendar.
What can I expect as I arrive at The Tabernacle?
You’ll find individuals of every age, background, and economic status united under the banner of Jesus Christ. You’ll find no perfect people here. You will find authentic men and women who are being transformed by the power of the Gospel, and long to see you experience the same joy that we have.
Where is The Tabernacle?
We’re located at 3210 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park, NY. You can check out our maps page
for more information.
When should I arrive?
We suggest you arrive about fifteen (15) minutes before our services begin. This would give you plenty of time to find a convenient parking place, check out our children’s ministry area and find the perfect seat in the Sanctuary for our adult services.
What should I wear?
While casual dress is the norm at The Tabernacle, you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. For some people normal is a dress or suit and for others it’s jeans and a tee-shirt. The point is that you don’t have to dress up special for us, and you don’t have to dress up special for God. Come as you are; that’s what we do.
What do you have for my children?
We know that as a parent you need to be sure that your children are in a safe and secure learning environment. And we know that your children are looking for a FUN place to learn. We’ve invested a lot to make sure that both of these goals are reached. You’ll see that in the environments your children meet in, and even more in the volunteers who work with your kids. Our children’s ministry volunteers love working with children, and it shows!
What kind of music do you have?
At The Tabernacle, you will both hear and see a worship experience. This experience is expressed through music of all styles, both songs that we have written and songs being sung worldwide. You will see people passionately expressing their heart of worship through dance (Psalm 149:3), raising their hands (Psalm 63:4,134:2), clapping (Psalm 47:1), bowing (Phil 3:19), freely singing both the written (Psalm 4:1) and unwritten song (Psalm 98:1), and even shouting (Psalm 47:1) and jumping (Psalm 18:29) with exuberance in praise before Him. Although it is all expressed in beautiful order (1 Cor 14:40), it is a time where we are captivated by our living God and the joy of knowing Him (Ephesians 3:14-21)!
What are the messages like?
Our basic philosophy is that it should be a sin to teach people the Bible in a boring way, because God’s message is way too important. Our pastors give easy-to-understand, practical messages from the Bible that will help you deal with real life issues. In other words, each week you’ll be able to use something that you’ve heard in the message. We want to help you connect with the personal hope and practical help that God gives us in the Bible.
What kind of church is this?
We are a church who loves God and loves people. We are committed to communicating the grace, power and glory of God in ways that people can understand. Our church is a member of CovNet
, and enjoy a diverse relational network across denominational lines. We’re not in competition with any other church because we’re all on the same team. We believe and teach the Bible to the best of our ability.