Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.” -Habakkuk 2: 2-3
Letter from Rev. Dr. Darrell Armstrong
Dear Shiloh Family & Friends,
As you know, Shiloh Baptist Church has worked hard to create a strategic plan called Vision 2020. We lifted and endorsed 12 key imperatives that provide a solid foundation for our vision for a family life center. We envision Shiloh Baptist Church, with a coalition of partners, working to change the neighborhoods surrounding Shiloh.
Shiloh can be the leading faith-‐based organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and growing a safe community; a community where children can learn and play, families can live in quality housing, parents can work in stable jobs, and community-‐based businesses can flourish.
At Shiloh, exciting ministries are already happening because of your response to God’s call, but God is calling us to do more. Now is the perfect time to strengthen our ministry of programs and outreach with the implementation of our $6 million Capital Campaign to complete Phase 1 of Vision 2020, the construction of The Reverend Dr. S. Howard Woodson, Jr. Family Life Center (The Woodson Family Life Center). This new building will provide additional physical space for Shiloh’s internal ministry needs. The Woodson Family Life Center will give us additional classrooms, offices, dining, recreational space, banquet halls, and theatre space that we desperately need to expand services and outreach.
There is no doubt in my heart that this campaign and the completion of The Woodson Family Life Center are crucial to our faithful response to God’s call for us to live faithfully as a church family and be God’s presence within the community. Within Shiloh, the Woodson Family Life Center can help us increase our ministries and each other. Externally, with Shiloh as the center, we can increase the sense of community through programs and services planned for the new facility.
We must not only be prepared to meet and greet, but also to minister and assist our neighbors. Once the goal of this capital campaign is accomplished, we will see our community as a place where Shiloh’s ministries are actively engaged and expanding.
Please join me as we pray and outreach together, knowing that God is good; God is a God of abundance; and God will bless our faithful response to His call and vision.
Rev. Dr. Darrell L. Armstrong