Harvesting the Laborers

We do know then that something is amiss in the body of Christ today.  Many are experiencing a hunger for God unmatched by anything else they have ever felt before.  In John 4:34 Jesus said "...My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.I believe the reason you have continued reading is that like many; you have a spiritual hunger that will only be satisfied by doing the will of the Lord.

Is it possible that when Jesus prayed "give us this day our daily bread"... that he was praying for our spiritual hunger along with our physical needs as well?

In the gospel of John chapter 4:35-36 Jesus continued with "Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’?   Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!  And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together." 

The Lord also said in Luke 10:2 ... "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

The preparing of laborers for the harvest is what we believe is being called for at this time.  

In 1 Chronicles 12:32 the bible speaks of the "sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do..."   While we do not subscribe to the theology that the church has replaced Israel; we are taught in Romans; chapters 9-11 that we have been grafted in to Israel.   Since you have chosen to view the vision section of this website first; we are going to concentrate on what Israel ought to do..."  

Our call then is to those in the Wooster to Canton area who have a burden for the neighborhood in which they live.  We believe for now that the Lord is calling us to work with brothers and sisters in Christ who also have a burning desire to serve the Lord and know that we can no longer walk with one foot in the kingdom of God and the other in the world.   We desire to bless and serve others and see true revival come to our area. 

This being said we know that revival can only be sustained in the midst of biblical community.

In a few places in the New Testament; there is mentioned the church in the house of Priscilla and Aquila, ... the house of Archippus, and the house of Nymphas, to name a few.  Paul's pattern for ministry as he explained to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20:20b) was to teach the people "publicly and from house to house."

This being said; we believe house churches are part of the foundational building blocks of a genuine New Testament community of believers.  We are seeking those who want to be an integral part of this community of believers and realize a transition away from a traditional framework for church is needed.

While this is true; keep in mind that WHERE God's people meet does not really "fix" any problem being faced in the institutional church.  What is truly necessary is revelation of Christ and His preeminence in our lives.  When we come to realize that the body of Christ is non-heirarchial; then we have opportunity for true Christian community; IF we have revelation of the preeminence of Christ. 

Without this revelation however; ANY attempt to return to a "first century" community of believers; where leaders simply serve others in humility will only lead to chaos, as someone without this revelation will simply try to force people into their "vision" of ministry.

If being involved in a biblical church plant with believers who desire and earnestly pursue the preeminence of Christ in their day to day walk has been stirring in your heart, and you know the Lord has a calling on your life; please feel free to take a moment and CLICK HERE to contact us so we can talk.  Tell us a little about yourself and give us your name and phone number along with the best time to reach you. 

We are beginning a time of reflection where we will look afresh at Kingdom principles the first century church walked in.  As we spend time allowing our hearts to be knit together; we anticipate that God will impart His purposes into our lives enabling us to walk in HIS power and love in these last days...

If you are unsure about contacting us at this point

feel free to take some time

and read through THE VISION for Shilohouse Ministries

 

 

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along with a message about Spiritual Baptism

 

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If you want to learn more about us... why we believe what we do, you can take a more in-depth look at this by clicking on the picture below.   Our prayer is that you will understand why we believe this is the biblical direction for us to take.  It is also our hope that you will see what we are longing for is to simply return to the way Christ intended for His followers to walk.

If you are reading this and are looking to become part of a community of believers who are focused on relationship with the Lord and one another... and are willing to enter into covenant relationships with PEOPLE and not a religious organization, you are also welcome to CONTACT US so that we might together "press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

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