Shiloh's story began in 1977 when several families saw the need to plant a congregation on the south side of Tyler, as the city was growing in that direction. Stepping out in faith, two men signed their names to a loan, purchasing the land at the corner of Shiloh Road and Paluxy Drive. Since the beginning in 1977, our family has grown and is involved in ministries serving our community and around the world. Over time God has shaped and changed our vision, shown us incredible favor, and done some amazing things in our midst. It is our passion that the glory of God would be our unhindered pursuit.
In 2016, we took a series of steps to create a Vision for our church that we felt would be beneficial to the growth of our family and God's kingdom. We took into consideration how our culture might differ 15 years from now and what kind of an impact we are hoping for this congregation to have on our local and global community. This process took several months, many prayers, and the efforts of numerous people.
So, as we look to 2030, our Vision is to Exalt God, Encourage One Another, and Engage My Neighbor.
Hebrews 12:1-3 When we see the glory of our God and Christ, our eyes are open to His beauty and majesty. He gives us new eyes: His eyes. Eyes to see the beauty of His bride. Eyes to see people the way He sees them. Often it is through worship that we first encounter and catch a glimpse of Christ.
ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER
Acts 2:42-47 This changes our heart. Our heart to grow closer to God through learning more about Him and connecting and walking along with others on the same journey. At its core it is discipleship. It is helping one another grow in our relationship with Christ, one another, and the world around us. We encourage, love one another, laugh together, cry together, rejoice together, and eat together.
ENGAGE MY NEIGHBOR
Isaiah 61:1-3 We are growing with others when we go out to engage the world hand in hand. We want to be exceedingly generous with our time, money, and abilities to serve the church and the world. Serving beginning right here in our community and to the ends of the earth.
VALUES & VISION
Take an in depth look at how the Shiloh congregation pursues our 2030 vision through core values.
We're in the business of life change. It's our hope that through worship, church community encouragement, and engaging our neighbors we will partner with God in bringing about the Good News of Jesus Christ.
So how do we exemplify that vision? What does that look like? It's pretty simple: we commit to serving and loving people like Jesus... and it looks like this!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We'd love to answer any questions you may have about faith, Jesus, and what we believe! Feel free to email us at email@example.com.
There is only one true God. He is the Creator of all life and the Supreme Ruler of the universe.
He has always been (He is eternal.) and co-exists equally in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. We learn about God through His creation, His Word, and His Son. God loves us more than we can imagine.
Genesis 1:26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Job 38:1-41:34; Matthew 3:13-17; John 3:16; Romans 1:19,20;
2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:6
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God. He is co-equal with God the Father and God the Spirit, He came to earth and became man. He was completely God while at the same time being fully man. He revealed to us who God is. His miraculous acts, sinless life, and life-changing teachings all confirm the fact that He is God’s Son. His purpose for coming to Earth was to show God’s love by dying on a cross, thus taking the sins of all mankind upon Himself, and paying the penalty that our sins deserve. His bodily resurrection from the grave and His promise to return someday are testimonies to the fact that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Jesus desires the deepest of relationships with every person.
Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1,14,18; Acts 10:37-43; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 2:4-8; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-21; Hebrews 1:1-3
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He dwells in each member of God’s family as a Helper and Guide. It is through the work of the Holy Spirit that a person comes to salvation. At the point of salvation, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our physical bodies as His home. He provides help to every Christian to do what is right, to give strength to serve Jesus, and provide direction for living life God’s way. Every Christian is to allow God’s Spirit to help him on a daily basis.
John 14:16-17; John 16:7-13; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 3:16-20; Ephesians 5:18
The Bible is God’s written Word. The process that God used to give us His Word is called inspiration, which means God-breathed. The Word of God is without error and is truth. It tells us who God is, why He loves us, and what His plans are for us. The Bible is the authority or standard for living our lives according to God’s will for us.
Psalm 19:7-11; Psalm 119:105, 160; John 17:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We are created in the spiritual likeness or image of God. God gave us free will: we have the ability to choose to love as God loves, to choose to do right in the likeness of God’s righteousness, and to choose to value what God values. God created us because He wants a family who will love Him because we want to love Him and not because we have to love Him. The first man, Adam, chose to sin, and now every person lives in a marred creation with a flawed spiritual nature. As a result, every person will eventually choose to sin and subsequently become separated from God.
Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:1-24; Psalm 8:3-6; John 4:24; Ephesians 1:4-6; Romans 3:23
We need salvation because we have sinned. Sin separates us from God who desires a relationship with us. It is impossible for any man to restore that broken relationship with God by any amount of personal goodness, religious deeds, or by belonging to a church. We cannot earn, merit, or achieve a right relationship with God by our own efforts. The death of Jesus was not an accident. It was God’s plan from the beginning to save us from our sins through the death of Jesus Christ. The Bible calls God’s act of love grace. His grace is His gift to us. The way we receive His gift is by entering into a covenant relationship with Jesus by placing our trust and faith in Him.
When we decide that we will follow Jesus for the rest of our lives, we demonstrate our trust in Jesus by obeying His command to be immersed (baptized) in water. demonstrating the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is through baptism we are united with Christ, our sins are washed away, we receive His spirit and are clothed with Christ.
Isaiah 59:2; John 3:16; John 14:6; Acts 2:37-39; Romans 3:10,11,23; Romans 6:3-4; Romans 6:23;
1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:3-8
The Church is God’s spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. To belong to the Church is to belong to Jesus. The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church which is His body. God’s will is for the Church to gather regularly to worship its Head Jesus, to use its various gifts and abilities to serve its Head, to love and encourage those who are in the body, and to work diligently to maintain the unity of the body. As the members of His Church love one another and maintain unity of purpose and relationship, the world around us will recognize that we belong to Jesus. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which also includes loving and saving the world through Jesus Christ.
Matthew 16:15-18; John 17:20-23; John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27;
Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10
When God created you and me, He created us with a soul which will never cease to exist. Those who choose to follow Jesus as Lord and have a growing relationship with Him will spend eternity with God in Heaven. Those who reject Jesus by refusing to follow Him will spend eternity in Hell. Heaven, like salvation and grace, is a gift of God. Hell is the due consequence for those who have not accepted God’s offer of forgiveness. Heaven and Hell are real places.
Ezekiel 18:20; Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 10:28; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-6; Romans 6:23; Philippians 3:17-21; Revelation 20:15