we are called
We, the members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, exist for the expressed purpose of making disciples through the ministry of God\’s eternal Word. It is our desire to glorify God through praise and worship, and minister to the holistic needs of mankind.
In Matthew 28:19 (KJV), Jesus gives us the great commission. He assigns us to go and teach all nations. When we read the same commission in the New International Version (NIV), it reads that we should go and make disciples of all nations. There are three things that we should recognize about this commission.
a bright future
We intend to build a ministry that will address the multiple needs of the believers and will significantly impact the lives of the inner city of Chicago and the communities that surround the city.
nature and method
Nature of The Commission
The first thing Jesus says is \”GO.\” In other words, we are to leave where we are and evangelize the world. Effective evangelism cannot take place with us staying within the walls of the church building. We must be trained to GO into the community, GO into our homes, GO into the schools, GO into our social organizations and share the love of Christ with everyone we meet. People will not come to us; therefore, we must GO to them.
Method of The Commission
The second thing Jesus said we must do is teach to all nations. The NIV says that we must make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19). What should be noted first is that it is not our job to make Christians. It is our job to make disciples. To make a Christian, falls short of the what Christ commissioned us to do. There is a difference between a Christian and a disciple. A Christian is one who has received Christ as his Savior. He is saved from the penalty of his sins. A disciple is one who has Christ as his Savior and also as his Lord. When Christ is your Lord, you follow His example and you obey his commands. A disciple is one who follows!