At Tusculum, we believe that we are called to be an outward-focused church, where every member is a minister. We work to serve and fulfill Matthew 28:19-20 both locally and globally.
One of the largest ministries at Tusculum is in the mission field. Our missions committee is diligent in ensuring that God’s Word is spread throughout the world. Our members donate toward these missions, and several members participate in mission trips to Haiti, Honduras, and other places. In addition, we have several members who teach through World Bible School, a tremendous correspondence course that has led many students to Christ.
Education is an important ministry at Tusculum. We have dynamic adult classes, an incredible children’s program, and a thriving youth ministry. We also have a class that helps new members get assimilated into Tusculum’s ministries and a confidential twelve-step program. Members are encouraged to teach and participate in these classes.
The men of Tusculum are encouraged to serve in various ways during our worship assemblies. They may say a prayer, lead the communion service or serve the trays, help in the audiovisual booth, help people find available seats, or help provide security. Because our auditorium is also a gym, we often need to stack the chairs after the service so that the room can be used for basketball games, fellowship meals, etc. If needed, a team meets on Saturday nights to arrange the chairs for the next morning.
Tusculum Church of Christ is known as a friendly church, and that did not happen by accident. We are intentional about it. We are a family, and we love to see each other, but we also want to make our visitors feel welcome. Men and women are available at doors throughout the building to give you a bulletin and offer an encouraging smile, a warm handshake, or a friendly hug.
Showing Jesus to the world often begins by meeting physical needs. Tusculum has several ministries that attend to these needs.
Our benevolence committee provides groceries and gift cards to people in our community who are in need. They often help people find jobs and helpful programs. When needed, they pay utility bills or rent. The committee works hard to help people get back on their feet financially.
During the winter months each year, Tusculum participates in the Room in the Inn program by providing a hot meal and a warm bed one night a week and then breakfast and a sack lunch the next day. The men are given socks and other essential items.
Our Caring by Sharing clothing giveaway takes place each August. For this event, our members and others donate clothes, which are sorted by gender and size and arranged on many tables in our auditorium. This ministry serves hundreds of people every year.
Older members or others who have something that needs to be taken care of around the house may call on our Member Care team. The team can build a handicap ramp, cut up a fallen tree, or do emergency plumbing.