Genesis Pathway to Discipleship

Genesis Pathway to Discipleship

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A Disciple is a follower of Christ that grows, shares, and lives their faith every day .

Genesis Mission is to Become and Make Disciples. Genesis members commit to Love God, Love Neighbor, and Serve others.

A Disciple of Christ has these basic beliefs:

GOD

GOD is the Creator of everything. He loves and rules over all Creation according to His perfect plan.  He knows everything. He is in control of everything.  His love and mercy endures forever.

JESUS

JESUS Is the Messiah, the Son of God, that came to earth to save us. He is fully human and fully God. Jesus lived a sinless life, died for us in the cross, and rose from the death. His resurrection paid for our sins and restored our relationship with God.

PEOPLE

God created PEOPLE to love Him and give Him glory.  People are created in His image, but we are not perfect. We are sinners. Our sin separates us from God. Anyone who repents of sin and trust Jesus will be saved. Jesus is the only way to reach God.

BIBLE

The BIBLE is God’s Word that tells us what is true about God and about ourselves. The Bible is true and has no errors. It teaches us how to live according to God’s commandments to love Him, others, and yourself.  God’s commands show us how life works best.

CHURCH

The CHURCH is all Christians everywhere that gather to worship and serve God. Jesus is the head of the church. The church exists to glorify God by worshiping Him, showing His love, and telling others about Jesus.

CHRISTIAN LIFE

CHRISTIANS should glorify God for who He is and what He does. We glorify God by loving and obeying Him. We obey God because He made us, He loves us, and His plans are good. Christians overcome sin with the help of the Holy Spirit, by reading God’s Word, by praying. Our goal is to become like Jesus.

Equipping Disciples

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Genesis has developed resources to help children, youth and adults become Disciples of Christ and to grow, share and live their faith. Scroll to the appropriate age level:

  • Equipping Children to Be Disciples
  • Equipping Youth to Be Disciples
  • Equipping Adults to Be Disciples

Children

Parents help their children grow in faith by:

  • Teaching Christian character and values through their example.
  • Worshiping in community, developing prayer habits, Scripture reading, and reverence for God.
  • Intentionally making God part of the family’s planning and decisions.

Here is how Genesis can help you: 

Parents help their children live their faith by:

  • Building intentional time for God in the rhythm of their family life.
  • Looking to connect everyday moments to the truths found in  God’s Word.
  • Keeping Christian family traditions and rituals that celebrate our faith and the relevance of God in our lives.
  • Celebrating milestones, skills, and gifts while praising God from whom all blessings flow.

Parents help their children share their faith by:

  • Teaching how to “love your neighbor” by serving others, seeking justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with the Lord. ()
  • Committing to share God’s blessings and resources: time, money, and skills for the goodness of others, and for God’s glory.
  • Introducing children to the concept of stewardship and Creation Care responsibility.                        
  • By serving in the church, in the Children’s ministry, and in the community through missions that build God’s kingdom on earth.

 


Youth

Students can grow in their faith by:

  • Actively participating in a Sunday morning Bible class and other small group study opportunities
  • Worshiping regularly in an intergenerational community
  • Spending time with a mentor in the faith
  • Joining with other youth at Unleashed Sundays to learn about Christian views on today’s issues

Students can live their faith by:

  • Developing the habit of regular Bible reading, prayer and serving others
  • Celebrating Christian traditions and rituals that demonstrate God’s participation in their lives
  • Sharing the gifts God has given them by serving in the church body
  • Allowing their faith to guide them in decisions

Students can grow in their faith by:

  • Actively participating in a Sunday morning Bible class and other small group study opportunities
  • Worshiping regularly in an intergenerational community
  • Spending time with a mentor in the faith
  • Joining with other youth at Unleashed Sundays to learn about Christian views on today’s issues

Adults

 

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith as it is written,
“The Righteous shall live by faith.”

Adults can live their faith by:

  • Incorporating daily practices of faith in their home, a daily prayer at meals, simple prayers here, devotions in the morning or evening, a bible App on your phone you will check daily Bible app suggestions here
  • Celebrating Christian holidays and creating traditions for you to have or to share with your children or friends
  • Celebrating what God has given you and your family. Sending up special prayers of thanksgiving for what you have received from God.

You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses’,
Now teach these truths to trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

Adults can share their faith by:

  • Loving your neighbor
  • Sharing the love God has shown you and passing that same love to others
  • Living a life of stewardship and commitment to your church
  • Serving the church by participating or serving on outreach areas in the church that show love to our community or lead others in their faith path with God

they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
and the land of Nimrod at its entrances;
and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian
when he comes into our land
and treads within our border. (ESV)

17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (ESV)

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (ESV)