Vision & Values
Our vision is to see the Kingdom of God come by loving God, making disciples and serving the hurting world.
EVERY PERSON MATTERS
Each person is created in the image of God, entrusted with creative and spiritual gifts. We are each called upon to make a unique and humble contribution in the body of Christ.
HEARING AND DOING
At the heart of following Jesus is hearing His words and then acting on them. We believe that it is our birthright to hear from our good Father and that life is more adventurous and robust when we say “Yes!" and respond to what we hear.
We seek to be a people that God might dwell among; open, honest, accepting, welcoming and non-judgmental. We recognize that we are better together than apart.
ALL LIFE IS WORSHIP
God is good. In response to God’s faithfulness we are compelled to respond with worship, reverence and praise in all areas of our lives; in work, play, study, prayer, giving and service.
WE ARE MISSIONARIES
God is a missionary and invites us to join in His good work. Because of this, we intentionally equip followers of Jesus Christ to participate in God’s mission in neighborhoods, networks, and to the nations.
LOVE IN ACTION
God loves people and so we love people. We show God’s love in the world through action born of compassion. Without judgment, we seek to embody the love of Jesus Christ through tangible acts of kindness, care and service to others.
Genesis bases church membership on the model of Jesus, who welcomed without condition all who came to Him, and yet encouraged those who were ready to be disciples, to leave everything and follow Him. At Genesis, there is a covenant community who have committed to God and one another to live intentionally as a disciple of Jesus. To find out more about how to covenant with God and the people of Genesis read the covenant materials on our website or at the Welcome Center. If you are willing to commit to embody our shared values in the covenant, please sign the covenant and submit it to the Welcome Center or drop it in the offering. Someone will contact you shortly for a follow-up conversation. In accordance with our core values, every person matters to us at Genesis. Whether you are a covenant member or a community member, you are invited to participate fully in what God is leading us to be and to do.