Our vision is to be a church of...
Increased corporate & personal faith walk (Romans 10: 17)
"Where there is no vision (no redemptive revelation of God) The people perish" Proverbs 29:18
1. To Be A Church of Love
Love is the greatest of the Christian Virtues (1 Corinthians 13: 13).
Love is declared to be the chief test of Christian Discipleship (1 John 3:14). We (Born Again Christians) know that we have passed from death (spiritual death) unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death." The Christian must love God supremely and his neighbor as himself (Matthew 22:37-39).
2.Committed and Consistent
Commitment Pledge, promise or duty regarded as a solemn responsibility. Be committed for the 'Cause of Christ' Hebrews 10: 25 "Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together (as believers), as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) Also you should avail yourself to the teaching ministries of the Church; Bible Institute, New Member Training
The mission of the church is to evangelize the world. Matthew 28: 19 - 20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: And, lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen”. We gather to be edified, we scatter to Evangelize. As believers, we are commissioned by Jesus to be responsible for the souls of those who don’t know Him as Savior. We must witness that others may be saved. Acts 1: 8 “ But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me (Jesus) both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.”
4. We are a Family
Romans 12: 5 “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” ( Mutually dependent on one another with love and respect.) Ephesians 4: 16 “For because of Jesus the whole body ( the church family, in all its various parts) closely joined and firmly knit together by, the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part( with power adapted to its need) is working properly (in all its functions) grows to full maturity, building itself up in love. “ …. No divisions…perfectly joined together … same mind… called unto the fellowship. (1 Corinthians 1: 9, 10)
5. A Spirit of Excellence
Excellence: Superior quality; outstanding ability or worth. Daniel 6: 3, “Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him…(5: 12) “ Learn to do well.” Isaiah 1: 17
6. A Tithing Church
Tithing is God’s way to open windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it (Malachi 3: 10). The tithe is 10% of your income.
Offerings; Malachi 3: 8 We give because we love.
We give because we’re obedient.
We give because there is a need.
We give because we shall receive.
II. Corinthians 9: 6,7 “Soweth bountifully … recap also bountifully.” Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give: … for God loveth a cheerful giver.
7. An Obedient Church
We must obey those who are in authority. Hebrews 13: 17, “ Obey those that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves Obey your spiritual leaders and submit (yield to power or authority of another) to them continually recognizing their authority over you, for they are constantly keeping watch over your souls and guarding your spiritual welfare, as men who will have to render and account” Jesus was obedient ( Luke 2: 51; Philippians 2:8) Colossians 3:22, “Servant, obey all things… fearing God.”
Character: personal qualities by which others see you judge or Moral excellence. Your personality is what you show people but your character is who you really are. We must live the life we talk about at Church, and away from church, “ Let your light so shine that men will see your good works… Matthew 5: 16 Walk circumspectly in the world live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witness, but as wise (sensible intelligent people).
9. A Spirit Filled Church
10. A Church that Worship and Praises
We must give God true worship, He is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth Our Father seeketh such to worship Him (John 4: 23, 24). Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee.” Psalms 67:3, 110:4)
11. A Preaching and Teaching Church
Preaching is Proclaiming…
Teaching is Explaining
Go ye therefore and Teach, Matthew 28: 10
12. A Church that Forgives
God wants us to forgive each other as He has forgiven us. Matthew 6: 12, 14, 15 “When you stand praying forgive” Mark 11: 25“Forgive and you will be forgiven” Luke 6: 37
13. A Praying and Fasting Church
Through prayer and fasting you will be able to flow in the anointing of God. Mark 9: 29 “Praying always with all prayers and supplication in the Spirit” Ephesians 6: 18.
14. A Church of Faith
Faith is confidence, assurance and reliance on God, Trusting God for who he is. He is all we need Him to be. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. When we come to him we must believe that He is. Hebrews 11:6 God expects believers to walk by Faith not by sight. II Corinthians 3:7
15. A Timely Church
“ Let everything be done decently and in order” I Corinthians 14: 40 God expects His church to be orderly, disciplined, organized, strategic in planning, timely and seasonal
16. A Church that take Authority over the Spirit of Distraction Distract: to cause to turn away ones focus of attention: Disturb: Agitate Acts 16: 16 - 18 When the Holy Spirit is ministering through the Minister, Teacher, Choir, Soloist, etc. one’s focus should be on the ministering of the Holy Spirit
-Faith (Romans 10: 17)
-Love ( 1 Corinthians 13: 13)
- Prayer / Fasting (Matthew 17: 21)
- Evangelism (Acts 1: 8)
- Discipleship (Matthew 28: 19 - 20)
- Stewardship (Genesis 2: 15)
- Prison Ministry ( Matthew 25: 34 - 36)
- Excellence (1 Corinthians 14: 40)
- Obedience (Ephesians 4: 29 - 32)
- Worship & Praise (Isaiah 25: 1)
- Preaching & Teaching the Word of God (2 Timothy 4: 2) (2 Timothy 2: 15)
Shiloh – The Church of Excitement’s History
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was incorporated as a church in the state of Pennsylvania in 1989, then holding services in classrooms at Penn Christian Academy on Germantown Pike. In 1990, services were moved to the Carver Center of Norristown. In 1992, Shiloh services were moved to its first building at 518 Green Street in Norristown, PA. Shiloh would hold services at two other properties on Green street. In 1998, then Pastor Dennis E. Joell lead the Shiloh congregation to its current home at 610 George Street Norristown, PA.