There are a number of words people use to describe churches like Shiloh, 'contemporary' or 'modern' being two of them. From large video screens and lights to the music played by our live band, our goal is to create an atmosphere everyone can relate to. Sermons are about 30 minutes long and include humour and illustrations to help apply the time tested-truths of the Bible to our everyday lives.
We are part of the pentecostal movement that is growing so strongly around the world. This means we believe passionately in the power of the Holy Spirit outworked every day in the lives of ordinary people. It also means we prioritise the presence of God in our meetings, along with an emphasis on aligning our lives with the teachings of the Bible.
You will find the overwhelming majority of congregation members are happy and non-judgemental. After all, we are all on the same journey to get to know God and discover the unique destiny He has for each one of us. People often comment on how friendly the church is and tell us they felt at home as soon as they walked in. Because friendliness and connection are very important to us there are numbers of Connect Groups and Ministries which give opportunity to be as connected as you wish. Come as you are, we want to get to know the real you and see you become part of our church family.
These are the core values that form the basis of who we are as a church. They describe the very nature and character of Shiloh - our Christianity in action. These beliefs and values are not open to compromise or change.
As a church we are committed to a culture of...
- Love for God
- Love for People
Vision and Mission
'Our community filled with the glory of God'
1 Kings 8:11; Psalm 72:19
Our vision is what we believe is God’s desired future for our community. We believe it is to be brought to pass through the spiritual and natural influences of our church. We believe that only the presence and power of God can change our world.
We will become a church where our community knows the presence of God dwells.
Our vision is to become a church that is a centre of community life in our region.
Our vision is to be a church that our community calls “it’s church”.
'To be Christ in our community'
As a church, this is how we will fulfil the vision God has given to us. It is our role in seeing the glory of God fill our community.
The glory of God is to be seen and manifested in us, and through us to the world. Our mission is to be Christ’s body, to do what he did and be what he was.
Our mission is to live and minister with love and compassion as Jesus did.
Our mission is to be a church where people can easily come to receive God’s grace and our help.
What we believe
Shiloh Church is an Assemblies of God church affiliated with the ‘Australian Christian Churches’. Our beliefs are fundamental and evangelical - our sole text book is the Bible, which is the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; John 5:39; Matthew 24:35.
That there is one God, and that
He is eternal;
He created the universe with everything and everyone in it; He exists in three persons - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; John 14:16,17; 2 Corinthians13:14.
That the Lord Jesus Christ is God
and that He is the Son of God
in His virgin birth,
in His sinless life,
in His miracles,
in His death which He suffered in our place to pay the price for our sin, and that He physically rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew 1:23; 28:6; John 1:1-3; 2:11; 14:30; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 1-8.
In the second coming of Christ when He will return physically to earth.
John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17.
In the person and work of the Holy Spirit with His fruit and gifts abiding in the church.
1 Corinthians 1:7; 6, 12 and 14.
In the baptism of the Holy Spirit for all believers with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
Acts 1:1-8; 2:1-38; 8:15-19; 10:44-47; 19:1-7.
In the spiritually lost condition of mankind.
Genesis 3; John 3:17, 18, 36.
In the essential need of the new birth by faith in Jesus Christ.
John 3:3, 16.
That the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
1 Peter 1:18, 19.
In the sacraments of the Lord’s Supper, and baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for all believers.
Matthew 26:26-28; 28:19; Mark 16:16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.
In the life changing (sanctifying) power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
John 14:16, 17; Galatians 5:16.
In divine healing by personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Matthew 8:16; 17; Mark 16:17, 18; James 5:14, 15.
In the resurrection of both the saved and lost, the one to everlasting Life and the other to everlasting damnation.
John 3:36; 5:28, 29; 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 9; Revelation 20:11-15.