All of life is worship (Rom 12:1-2). Disciples are worshippers and gather together to worship and remember the Lord. At Genesis, our primary structure for fostering worship is our weekly worship service (which is a celebration of our lives together with Christ).
God has given us one another for caring, the bearing of burdens, fellowship, and living out our life (Acts 2:427-47). Community groups provide regular times to gather with a smaller groups of people from throughout the area for this connection.
God has given us every blessing in Christ (Eph 1:3) and, at the same time, we are exhorted to pursue and grow in our God-given and God-sustained faith (2 Pet 1:3-11). Discipleship groups (D-groups) are made up of 3-5 men or women who meet for a year to pursue the Lord, live accountably, and pray others come to know him.
Disciples are to reflect their Lord’s heart for service. Service teams are a mechanisms for us to use our gifts and serve others. Service teams are not the only way to serve, but do provide opportunities for us to regularly engage in service.
Jesus commands his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18-20). At Genesis, we encourage regular local evangelism and as well as ways to pray and contribute to global missions and gospel advancement.
Discovery and Deepening Environments
The Pathway communicates the ongoing structures for disciple-making. These structures are important for our church and helping people to get involved in disciple-making. However, other opportunities exist that help to make a fuller picture of what we do as a church and how others can get involved and grow deeper in the Lord.
Along with our ongoing structures for disciple-making, we have events throughout the year that provide opportunities to discover Genesis and understand who Jesus is. The primary purpose of these events is to expose people to Jesus and/or the people of Genesis through unique environments. These events are evaluated based on how well the engage those from outside the church and/or help people get engaged in growing as a disciple of Jesus.
Such events/environments exist for growing our roots deeper in the Lord and, thus, making us better disciple-makers for the long-haul (living more faithfully on the pathway). Classes, retreats, conferences, Steps, FPU, etc. are all ways that we can deepen our walks with the Lord and in turn help others to do the same. These environments help us by sending us back into our ongoing pathway (worship/connect/grow/serve/go) with a stronger faith and better ability to invest in others