Part One

The Discover Shiloh class is for individuals who have attended church worship services or Sunday School and have not become members, but are considering the possibility of membership, or people who just want to know more about us. In this three part video series, we provide a review of Shiloh history, an overview of our ministry values and Statement of Faith, and present opportunities for connecting to small groups and areas of service.
Welcome to Session one of our Discover Shiloh class! Please start by watching the video below.
Thank you for watching our Session 1 video! This session tells our story, vision, values, statement of faith, and how we work as a church family. Please complete this session to get to know us better before proceeding to session 2!

The Shiloh Baptist Story

Shiloh Baptist Church exists to encourage all people to pursue a lifelong, fulfilled relationship with Jesus Christ. Our history dates back to 1860, when a small group of committed Christians decided to plant a church in western Johnston County. We are a Southern Baptist church; affiliated with the local, state and national associations and conventions. This means that we are governed by our own local body of believers, and these affiliations are used as a missions resource outlet. People of all ages worship at Shiloh each Sunday.
  • We desire to be a home for spiritually homeless people. We envision a place where people can begin and build a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and with fellow believers, where people do life together in genuine community, and where people grow spiritually in an atmosphere where the grace of God is highly celebrated.
  • We desire to be a church where real problems are solved and real needs are met as people are drawn closer to God, where people recover from things that prevent them from enjoying meaningful relationships with God and each other.
  • We desire to be a church where God’s Word is honored as our highest authority on earth and as the source of real and abundant life.
  • We desire to be a church where people serve one another according to the way that God has shaped them, where spiritual gifts, passion, talents, and experiences are a part of how we meet the needs of others inside and outside of our church family.
  • We desire to be a church that matters to its community, that makes a visible, noticeable, and tangible difference on behalf of Christ in the real problems that exist.
  • We desire to be a church that celebrates changed lives, that cultivates an atmosphere of freedom to grow and serve, and that empowers people with the confidence to do so.
These sessions are all about what it means to Discover all that God is doing and how you can join in with what God is doing at Shiloh.

Shiloh Baptist Vision and Values

Shiloh Baptist exists to help broken people know God, find freedom in Christ, discover their purpose, and make a difference for God's glory.
  1. Found people find people. (Evangelism)
  2. We do life better together. (Fellowship)
  3. Saved people serve people. (Ministry)
  4. Growing people change. (Discipleship)
  5. Worship is a lifestyle. (Worship)
We are a Gospel driven church, which means we're driven by the Gospel’s message rather than by traditions, buildings, budgets, or personalities.

Our Core Values

Teaching locally…serving regionally…reaching globally.
  1. Jesus first! We trust his Word, follow his lead, and honor him above all.
  2. The most important thing we do is live for our Savior. We seek to put the Gospel on display in every area of our lives.
  3. We are driven by the Gospel, not by programs, personalities, buildings, or budgets.
  4. We are honest and open as we lead. We live and lead with authenticity.
  5. We are genuine people discovering Christlikeness together. We embrace one another and the way God has created each one.
  6. Everybody belongs. We care about the heart, not the skin, the clothes, or the body art.
  7. We keep the message of the Gospel on display. We get creative in order to reach more people.
  8. We discover our gifts and grow from consumers into contributors. We refuse to become stagnate in the Word of God.
  9. We join our resources, partner with the community, and go to the ends of the earth.

Shiloh Baptist Statement of Faith

The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 is our doctrinal standard as a congregation. Some of the basic doctrines defined by this document are:

The Holy Bible is the exclusive, inspired, and inerrant Word of God, and is our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice.

God is the sovereign creator of the universe, and is expressed eternally in the triune God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Mankind is a sinner by both disposition and action and as a result is separated from God, who cannot look upon sinfulness.

Man is unable to remedy this separation by his own will or devices, and thus needs to be reconciled unto God by the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit and new Birth.

Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, he lived a perfect, sinless life, and suffered and died upon the cross for the sins of the world and was buried. It is his sacrifice in our stead that provides the means of man's redemption. He was literally, bodily raised from the dead on the third day for our justification.

Eternal life is a free gift of God and comes only through faith and trust alone in the work done solely by Jesus Christ upon the cross, and in his subsequent resurrection. Eternal life is not only a quantity of life, but a quality of life available to all who will surrender their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ, though now unseen in heaven, will unexpectedly and visibly return to the earth as its Judge and King, and will establish a thousand year reign of peace and justice under his authority. He will then re-create the heavens and the earth, undoing the curse brought about by sin, and all those who are saved will reign forever with him.

How Shiloh Baptist Works

  1. We are a family, so we operate on the basis of relationships, not rules.
  2. We are a fellowship, so we focus on what unifies us.
  3. We are a body, not a business, so we serve each other according to our shape.
  4. We are a flock, so we are cared for and led by shepherds, called pastors.
Answers to common questions:
  • Our Pastors cast the vision for where Shiloh is headed and work together with other staff, deacons, and volunteers to prayerfully make the vision a reality.
  • Our Pastors and ministry support staff oversee the administration and operations of the church.
  • We have committees and teams that assist in doing the work of the ministry.
  • We empower people to lead according to their gifts and have a defined pipeline to help people serve with those gifts and passions (Volunteer-Leader-Coach-Ministry Director-Senior Leadership).
  • We have deacons that assist the pastors in caring for the community of believers.  
  • We love to share what God is doing. We keep the Shiloh family updated through regular quarterly business meetings and various forms of printed and social media. 
  • We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC), and the Johnston Baptist Association (JBA), and their missions entities. 
Thank you for completing session one! Next up is session two where you will discover Shiloh Baptist's 8 statements starting with statements 1 - 4!