Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church is a multi-ethnic community connecting people to Christ by Loving, Growing, Serving, and Sharing.

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We believe God is calling us to be a multi-ethnic community because our community is very diverse. The nations have come to us, so we want to reach everybody with the love of Jesus!

Jesus gave the church a Great Commission to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20). As we connect people to Christ, we are called to make disciples.

How do we get connected to Christ? That’s the rest of our mission statement. God has given us a four-step process of making disciples. The people of Shiloh Terrace are encouraged to commit to each step in the process and to connect other people to Christ so that they can join in the journey, too.

 

Loving

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Jesus said the two greatest commandments are to love God and to love others (Matt. 22:37-40). The first step in connecting to Christ is to love God by turning away from our sin and self and by following Jesus as Lord. Once we make that commitment to Jesus, we have eternal life and are filled with His love to share with others. We express our love to God with our church family every week through Sunday morning worship.

 

When we commit our lives to Jesus as Lord, we are “rooted” in Christ and take the first step in being connected to Christ.

 
Growing

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After you have turned your life over to Jesus, your journey with Him begins. As Christians, we mature by growing with others in the knowledge of and the obedience to Christ. Jesus said, “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:20). We offer Bible study classes for all ages called Connection Groups where we can dig deeper, ask questions, and help each other learn more about Jesus and God’s will (knowledge) and how to put it into practice (obedience).

 

As a tree grows taller and stronger, so we must grow stronger as Christians.

 

 
Serving

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The third step in becoming a mature disciple is to serve others. We do not mature as Christians until we understand and practice the simple truth that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). We equip and encourage our members to find a place to serve the needs of others in the church (i.e., children’s ministry, youth ministry, homebound ministry, etc.). There is a place for you to serve.

 

As the leaves and branches sustain the life of the tree, so our service to other Christians sustains the life of His church.

 

Sharing

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The fourth step in our disciple-making process is sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus with everyone outside the church. STBC offers multiple local, state, national, and international mission projects/trips to share Jesus with others. We dedicate 17.5% of our budget to missions. But more than that, we have people who are passionate about reaching the world with the hope of the Gospel. As we share Jesus with others, we connect new people to Christ and the process begins again as they learn to love, grow, serve, and share.

 

The sweetest part of the tree—and the part that contains the seeds to plant new trees—is the fruit.