Founding Purpose & Interpretation
"We believe that the New Testament teaches Christians to be concerned with meeting the needs of persons; that others best understand the love of God in the context of action; and that the call to be peacemakers requires us to help remove the barriers that separate us from one another, as well as those that separate us from God. In response to the call to be peacemakers, we commit ourselves to combat disruptive forces that mar peaceful existence in the community. Among those forces destructive to peace are racial discrimination and inadequate food, clothing and shelter. We offer our energies and resources to work at the problems of poverty and racial discrimination. We hope, by promoting peace in the community through alleviating conditions which breed resentment, hatred, crime and violence, to give witness to the love of Christ."
The Bible does not state the transfiguration happened on Mount Tabor and it is very unlikely Mount Tabor was the site of the transfiguration. Despite the lack of scriptural reference and historical evidence about Mount Tabor as the site for the transfiguration, the point of the story as the founders of Tabor Community Services saw it was that Peter offered to build a shelter for Jesus but was told instead to listen to Jesus, which according to their interpretation meant that a better way to build for Jesus was building for those who needed housing. Explaining this connection, founder A. Grace Wenger maintains Jesus summarized this idea in these words, "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Mt 25:40)