Shiloh PO Box 194 Jefferson, NH 03583 603.586.7973 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shiloh Mission Statement:
To support the church by providing a place for God's people to be away from the intrusions of the world’s demands, to be refreshed and instructed in the Lord as they enjoy the fellowship of believers in the beauty of God's creation. Mark 6:31
Why Shiloh Retreat?
What is the biblical justification for Shiloh Retreat Ministries?
The Church is the Family of God-a covenant family and community; every member is dependent on the whole and is a necessary part of the whole. (Romans12:1-8) Ministers need to avail themselves of the willing help of those in the Body of Christ to edify the whole or we diminish ourselves and, in consequence, our own ability to build up the Body in love. (1 Corinthians. 12:12-18 &13:13) Shiloh Retreat is one of the places that "willing help" can be found and utilized to supplement the Churches edification as part of the Body.
Camp Shiloh for youth:
The Scriptures clearly teach the responsibility (and its implied accountability) of parents to "raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Eph. 6:4; Duet. 11:18-21) Certainly Christian parents always have the primary responsibility (and privilege) with respect to nurture of their children-even the pastor's primary role here is to disciple the men to be godly fathers and assist them to lead their Christian wives to be strong parents to complete the task of nurture and admonition. (Proverbs 22:6) Camp Shiloh is another means to supplement both the parental and pastoral responsibilities as the "willing help" to them and to the Church.
Shiloh Adult Retreats:
The Shiloh Christian Retreats and Conferences can be a blessing to pastors and their congregations as well as to children and their parents. When biblically informed and guided, these can also be useful tools for discipleship in the hands of the pastor for the nurture and edification of his flock. These must be church-based and cannot be "extra-ecclesiastical. "Shiloh as a church-based organization may have a special Biblical emphasis or focus committed to them by the Lord as a means of edifying His Church and as such seek to facilitate such Biblical directives as those dealing with the Body's need for rest (Mk 6:31), fellowship (He 10:24,25), instruction (in the accounts of Jesus' prediction of his death-Mt. 20:17-19; Mk 10:32-34; Lk18:31-34- He takes the disciples aside (as on numerous other occasions)) and prayer, for example (see the Transfiguration accounts in Mt 17:1-13; Mk 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-36).