What We Believe…
We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell: The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead: We believe in the Holy Spirit: We believe in the holy catholic* church: the communion of saints: The forgiveness of sins: The resurrection of the body: And the life everlasting.
We are a welcoming community who are developing, expanding, and nurturing our faith in Christ through our Guiding Principles of worship, study, fellowship, prayer, witness, stewardship and outreach.
Our Vision – Become and Make Disciples
At Genesis, we believe and follow spiritual directives to become and to go make disciples, or followers, of Jesus. It is not an option, but a command to all who call Jesus “Lord”. We use our gifts and talents to fulfill Jesus’ command, “The Great Commission”, to help train and assist others to become followers whether it is next door or to another country. As we obey, we have comfort in the knowledge that Jesus is always with us.
Our Core Values – to Love God, Love Neighbor, and Serve Others
Love of God is the cornerstone of everything we do at Genesis. Through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness, our community of believers seek a closer relationship with God. We provide an atmosphere of support and learning for everyone regardless of where they are on their Christian journey.
Compassion for others is the foundation of Genesis. We display love and grace to all who come within the walls of Genesis by providing welcoming services and small groups. We open our facilities to many groups and spread our love through missions. As followers of Christ we show love and compassion each day and strive to help others as opportunities arise.
One of the most profound ways to spread God’s love is by serving others. God calls on us to provide for those in need. Genesis is a church that is focused on serving others and provides many opportunities to serve the local, national and international communities. When we answer the call we are providing others with a glimpse of the amazing power of God’s love.
Our Guiding Principles
Witness (). Jesus commanded his disciples to be a light on a hill. The way in which we live our life as followers of Jesus allows our light to shine such that the love and grace of God can be seen in our community and the world.
Stewardship (). God gives each of us the ability to be a blessing to others. From welcoming guests to volunteering time to help others, we believe that our combined efforts will reflect God’s love throughout our community and around the world.
Fellowship (). Here at Genesis, we gather for fellowship in many ways. We gather in worship, in prayer, in praise, in study and for missions. The Genesis family shares in the joy and friendship of belonging to our community as we celebrate God’s blessings.
Outreach (). The act of reaching out to others is fundamental to Christianity. We are directed by God to share good news of salvation, and our faith should be evident in our actions. By connecting with people in our community and beyond, we become the hands and feet of Christ as we serve and witness to others.
Prayer (). Prayer allows all of us to have an intimate relationship with God and it is through our prayer that we thank God for all he has given us. Prayer allows us to share our concerns and innermost thoughts with God. Peace comes from opening our hearts to God in prayer.
Study (). One of the ways we live our core values at Genesis is through the study of God’s Word. For those who study the Word, their lives will show the love and blessings of God. At Genesis we offer many opportunities for all ages to grow in wisdom and knowledge. The Bible say we will experience a delightful life when we do.
Please join us for worship at Alive@9 and 11:20 a.m. each Sunday. Christian Education is offered for all ages in small group settings from 10:10-11:10 a.m. Consider joining a Bible study or small group for service, outreach, prayer or fellowship throughout the week. Reflect and Renew is a contemplative worship service with communion each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
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Pastor Craig Ham welcomes you to Genesis UMC.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV)
37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (ESV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ (ESV)
15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV)
10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: (ESV)
20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (ESV)
15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (ESV)
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path. (ESV)
105:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!
3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! (ESV)