Mission & Service
We seek to grow our members’ participation in all aspects of the life of the church and to encourage them to make a positive difference in the lives of others through providing tangible expressions of hope through mission and service. Below are some of the main organizations we support:
EBPC Hunger Fund ~ We can all help with providing food for those in need. We encourage individuals and families to place a container on their dining table at home and collect 4¢ per person for each meal. A jar for weekly donations is provided in the narthex. On the fourth Sunday during worship, the money is dedicated. These monies are divided among various agencies we support, such as Luke 14:12, College Grove Food Pantry, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
College Grove Food Pantry - We collect and distribute food for the College Grove Food Pantry in rural southern Williamson County every month that has a 5th Sunday. We will be collecting specific foods and will seek members help on distribution days.
Luke 14:12 - On the third Tuesday of each month, a group from our church serves lunch at Luke 14:12, an ecumenical effort to feed the homeless of Greater Nashville. New volunteers are always welcome to join this ministry.
Room in the Inn ~ From November through March, when the weather is a special issue for homeless people in our area, we host eight men in our building one night a month. We serve them supper and breakfast, provide them a warm place to stay, and minister to other needs. Opportunities to help with this ministry are varied, and newcomers are always welcome to help.
Safe Haven is the only shelter-to-housing program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that accepts the entire homeless family. They keep the family together and provide comprehensive services that empower them to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Safe Haven helps families experiencing homelessness by providing for their immediate needs of shelter and stability. They operate through effective and results-driven programs, integrating services that are evidence-based. Our housing first model, coupled with wrap around services is designed to give families the necessary tools to achieve lasting self-sufficiency, stable employment and secured housing. All of our housing programs begin in shelter. They have 10 spaces for families with children in our Shelter. Following a housing first model, they begin a housing plan when families enter shelter. Though multiple community grants, they are able to assist approximately 30 families at a time with housing in the community.
Preston Taylor Ministries (PTM) empowers Preston Taylor children and youth to discover and live their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build joy-filled friendships that glorify Christ Jesus.
Nueva Vida - more information to come