Genesis Pathway to Discipleship

Genesis Pathway to Discipleship

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Equipping Disciples

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.

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

Grow Faith

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: 

Share Faith

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.

Live Faith

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.

Grow Faith through Teachings

Like Christ… A disciple acknowledges all blessings, wisdom and knowledge comes from God; studies the Word of God, alone and with other disciples; discerns over it and applies it to his/her daily life; teaches his/her faith to others through witnessing, fellowship, & mentorship.

Core Classes

All ages study Christian foundational beliefs and doctrine twice a year for about 6 weeks.

Short Term Studies

Seasonal small group discussions lasting 5 to 7 weeks.

Long Term Studies

In depth studies in small groups requiring a long term commitment, up to 34 weeks.

Share Faith through Time

Like Christ… A disciple loves God by investing time in a relationship with Him through worship, prayer, meditation; commits to love and serve others by serving in the church and in his community; invests in God’s kingdom with all his/her resources: money, talents, gifts and time; invites others to live like Christ for a fulfilling life.

Core Classes

All ages study Christian Foundational beliefs and doctrine. Offered twice a year for approximately 6 weeks.

Short Term Studies

Seasonal small group discussions lasting 5-7 weeks.

Long Term Studies

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Live Faith through Traditions

Like Christ… A disciple seeks to love neighbors by building encouraging relationships that hold each other accountable in love; enjoys and practices spiritual disciplines and Christian traditions that draw us closer to God; lives in gratitude, glorifying God; is intentional in looking for God’s revelation each moment of his/her life.

Grow Faith through Teachings

Like Christ… A disciple acknowledges all blessings, wisdom and knowledge comes from God; studies the Word of God, alone and with other disciples; discerns over it and applies it to his/her daily life; teaches his/her faith to others through witnessing, fellowship, & mentorship.

Core Classes

All ages study Christian foundational beliefs and doctrine twice a year for about 6 weeks.

Short Term Studies

Seasonal small group discussions lasting 5 to 7 weeks.

Long Term Studies

In depth studies in small groups requiring a long term commitment, up to 34 weeks.

Share Faith through Time

Like Christ… A disciple loves God by investing time in a relationship with Him through worship, prayer, meditation; commits to love and serve others by serving in the church and in his community; invests in God’s kingdom with all his/her resources: money, talents, gifts and time; invites others to live like Christ for a fulfilling life.

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

Core Classes

All ages study Christian Foundational beliefs and doctrine. Offered twice a year for approximately 6 weeks.

Short Term Studies

Seasonal small group discussions lasting 5-7 weeks.

Long Term Studies

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Live Faith through Traditions

Like Christ… A disciple seeks to love neighbors by building encouraging relationships that hold each other accountable in love; enjoys and practices spiritual disciplines and Christian traditions that draw us closer to God; lives in gratitude, glorifying God; is intentional in looking for God’s revelation each moment of his/her life.

For in it the righteiousness 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.

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)

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)

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)