In Methodism (inclusive of the holiness movement), a tabernacle is the center of a camp meeting, where revival services occur. Tabernacles are constructed in a cruciform-shaped fashion and are most often made of wood. Like the interior of many Methodist churches, in the center of the tabernacle is an altar upon which the Eucharist is consecrated; a pulpit stands near it and is used by preachers to deliver sermons. The area of the tabernacle housing the altar and pulpit is delimited by the mourner's bench. Surrounding the tabernacle itself are usually several cabins and/or tents, where people stay while attending the camp meeting.
The tabernacle of Wesleyan Grove, also known as the Martha's Vineyard Campmeeting Association
The tabernacle of Ocean Grove, New Jersey
The tabernacle of Bethany Beach, Delaware
Methodists gather at the tabernacle of Ocean Grove, New Jersey
The tabernacle of Indian Fields Methodist Campground
The tabernacle of Pleasant Grove Camp Meeting Ground