Frequently Asked Questions

What does Shiloh believe?

We believe that the Holy Bible is the verbally inspired Word of the Living God, who is eternally manifested in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the pattern for the Church as defined in the New Testament epistles and the book of Acts is the way by which God will manifest His power, anointing, and wisdom to the earth. We believe that as we endeavor to live the principles of the Lord individually in our daily lives, we will be a community of believers who reflect His glory.

Does your church have any recorded sermons or printed literature?

We have recorded sermons and printed literature authored by our founder, John Robert Stevens, and by his successors, Gary and Marilyn Hargrave. You can read some of these messages at
The Living Word Fellowship
or order free publications at Living Word Publications. Shiloh also maintains a library of audio recordings and literature authored by Stevens and Hargrave.

What is your church’s style of worship?

Our services include congregational worship as well as praise following the New Testament scriptural expression of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in our hearts to God (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19-20). Our songs range from hymns to contemporary songs of faith and include many songs written by church congregants. Our worship also includes singing in the spirit by the whole congregation as they offer praise from their hearts to the Lord and sometimes individual members are inspired to sing before the congregation
as the Spirit leads.

Is Shiloh a part of a denomination?

Shiloh is a non-denominational Christian church that is independently incorporated. Shiloh is, however, associated with other churches in The Living Word Fellowship.

Can I attend a service?

Yes, we openly welcome and encourage visitors to attend our services and speak with our ministers about our common beliefs.

How do I become a member of Shiloh?

Start by coming to a few of our services and events. If you feel that God is leading you to become a member of Shiloh, speak with any of our pastors or elders so they can talk to you in more depth about our beliefs and pray with you to confirm that God is adding you to this church (1 Corinthians 12:18).

Outside of services, is there any sort of time commitment involved with being a member of the church?

As a community of believers we often express our devotion to Christ and our faith and love for one another through participation in various church activities. We believe, as stated in Hebrews 10:24-25, that our times together can be a source of encouragement and edification to one another. All members are invited to take part in our church services and activities as often as they would like but are not required by the church to volunteer their time.

Is Shiloh available for community events?

Yes. However, because we have a full calendar of activities and events, sometimes we are unable to accommodate event requests. Current community events that we host include our annual Independence Day Celebration, a community-wide event hosting over 2,000 persons. We also periodically host other community events including the Mid Prairie Area Council of Churches Songfest and baccalaureate services for graduating high school seniors. Requests to use Shiloh for other community events should be directed to Shiloh administration.

For more information about our church visit The Living Word Fellowship.