PArt three

Welcome to Session 3 of our Discover Shiloh class! Please start by watching the video below.
Thank you for watching our Session 3 video! This final session will cover the remaining statements 5 - 8. At the end of the session, there will be a final video and access to the Church Covenant!

Statement #5

I will develop my gifts and serve alongside a team.
Did you know that God SHAPEd you for significance? He has gifted you and made you uniquely you so that you can serve him according to his purposes. In fact, we say that saved people serve people. And the greatest way to serve God on earth is to serve people, whom God loves.
SHAPE stands for...
Spiritual Gifts
Heart 
Abilities
Personality 
Experiences
When you decided to follow Jesus, you were given spiritual gifts to use to serve others within the body of Christ. Your heart is passionate about certain things. You have some natural abilities – areas you're just good at. You have a unique personality that was given to you by God. And you've been through a unique set of experiences. God wants to use a mix of all of these characteristics to help you know how and where to serve him within the body.
If you’ve never taken an inventory of your spiritual gifts, let us know. We will be glad to connect one on one to help. As part of the ministry assessment, you will go through a spiritual gifts inventory, a personality test, and we will help you to know where to plug in more deeply.
What kinds of passions for ministry or serving Christ do you have? 
Take a look at the list below and see if any spark your interest:
  • Hospitality ministry.
  • Shiloh Kids: Babies and toddlers.
  • Shiloh Kids: Preschoolers.
  • Shiloh Kids: Elementary kids.
  • Shiloh Students: Jr. & Sr. High
  • Sound, video, audio tech.
  • Music, instrumental, vocal, etc.
  • Social media, communications.
  • Special events.
  • Building maintenance.
  • Hosting a small group.
  • Prayer ministry.
  • Mentoring/counseling. 
Learn more about our Ministry Action Teams Here!

Statement #6

I will practice generosity and give regularly.
The Bible says in Matthew 6:24 that the top competitor for our commitment to Jesus is money. Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. Not having cash or check on hand doesn’t have to hold you back from giving, you can be obedient today by giving online. There is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church!
GENEROSITY changes lives – ours and the people to whom we give. At Shiloh Baptist, taking action on your generosity is simple.
The Bible teaches us about a baseline standard for giving: the tithe (a word that literally means a “tenth”). When we give the first 10% of our income through the local church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others.

God also encourages us to give offerings beyond our tithe to specific projects at our local church and to other causes that we personally believe in (ie missions offerings, special love offerings, etc).

Whether you’d like to give a single gift, schedule recurring donations, or view your giving history, you can do it all online at shilohgarner.org/give. You can also connect through our Church Community Builder (CCB) site.  
What happens with your gift?
We honor your gifts with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of Shiloh Baptist Church remains beyond reproach.

We have church treasure (non-member), whose records are in turn audited by another third party. Shiloh Baptist is officially a 501(c)3 status nonprofit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service.

Statement #7

I will own the mission, living out the Great Commission and Great Commandment.
Every one of us can be part of the mission set forth in the Gospel by following these four principles:
  1. Accept personal responsibility.
  2. Build personal relationships.
  3. Share your personal story.
  4. Give a personal invitation.
POINTS OF PASSION (Local/Regional, National, and Global Missions Outreach)
“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -  Acts 1:8
LOCAL/REGIONAL: Johnston County and the Triangle Area
  • Shiloh Baptist Men/WMU projects
  • JBA Projects
  • Operation InAsMuch
  • Connecting with other local ministries/partners

NATIONAL: North America
  • NAMB: Annie Armstrong Offering
  • NAMB: New York City Partners
  • Clintwood, VA/Trammel Gap, VA
  • Appalachian Outreach Backpack Ministry
  • Disaster Relief/Recovery Missions 
  • MANY more to come!

Global: The Whole World
  • IMB: Lottie Moon Offering
  • IMB Partnerships through church mobilization 
  • International Partnership in Guatemala 
WHAT CAN I DO?
  • Pray. (Matthew 9:37-38)
  • Give. (Matthew 6:19-21)
  • Go. (Isaiah 6:8-9)
Start by writing out your story and sharing your faith when God gives you the opportunity. Put the Gospel on display in every way possible. Invite people to join you on Sunday!

Statement #8

I agree with the membership covenant and commit to the vision, values, and beliefs.
THE MEMBERSHIP COVENANT
Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized, and being in agreement with Shiloh Baptist’s statements, strategy and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Shiloh Baptist church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:
1. I will protect the unity of my church by acting in love toward other members, refusing to gossip, and following those who lead me. (Romans 15:5, 19; 1 Peter 1:22, Hebrews 13:17)
2. I will share the responsibility of my church by praying for its growth, inviting the unchurched to attend, and warmly welcoming those who visit. (1 Thessalonians 1:2, Luke 14:23, Romans 15:7)
3. I will serve the ministry of my church by discovering my gifts and talents and developing a servant’s heart. (1 Peter 4:10, Ephesians 4:11-12, Philippians 2:3-4, 7)
4. I will support the testimony of my church by attending faithfully, living according to the teachings of my church, and giving regularly. (Hebrews 10:25, Philippians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 16:2) 
Please watch our final video to complete this session!
If you are ready to become a member of Shiloh Baptist, print and complete THE CHURCH COVENANT located below and hand it to one of the pastors when you come forward during the invitation time in worship to join the church family!
Thank you for completing our Discover Shiloh Class! We look forward to serving with you as a part of our Shiloh family.