What To Expect
Our desire for ALL who visit GENESIS for one of our worship gatherings on Sundays is that you would connect with God and others in a meaningful way. Our prayer for ALL who come is that you will be challenged, loved, encouraged, blessed, and inspired. God is doing some amazing things in the lives of people at GENESIS and we firmly believe that He wants to do that for you as well.
In order to make your visit to GENESIS as smooth as possible, here are a few things that you can expect when you arrive…
When you come to the front door, you will be greeted with a smile from someone on our Connections Team. You will be handed a bulletin highlighting what will be happening in the service that day along with updates as to what’s happening within the GENESIS community throughout the week and in weeks to come.
Before you head into the sanctuary, make sure to stop by the GENESIS Café to grab some coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or some pastries. Coffee is provided by STARBUCKS. All drinks and pastries are FREE.
GENESIS Kids offers FULL programming at all three worship gathers (8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM). If you have children from age 6 weeks through 5th grade, please stop by the GENESIS Kids Welcome Center before you head into the sanctuary in order to meet some of the teachers and check your children into the GENESIS Kids space.
We’ve got an incredible team of volunteers who are committed to providing a safe, fun environment for your children. They are also committed to teaching them the truths of Scripture and of God’s great love for them.
Do you have a newborn? The nursing mother's room is the place for you. We have a private area for you to enjoy the worship experience while still giving your child the attention that they need.
GENESIS offers three identical worship gatherings at 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM. A typical service will begin with two or three worship songs. Worship is led by the GENESIS worship band, which is comprised of acoustic & electric guitars, bass, keys, drums, djembe, violin, saxophone, and voices. We sing songs from artists such as Elevation Worship, Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Hillsong Live, Vertical Church Band, Chris Tomlin, and the David Crowder Band.
After the first set of worship songs, there will be someone from our leadership team to greet everyone and highlight important things taking place within the community. Following the greeting, the pastor or someone from the leadership team will preach for about 30 minutes. GENESIS typically preaches through books of the Bible with the aim of the message to not only learn about Scripture but about how to apply the Scriptures to our lives.
Following the sermon, GENESIS celebrates communion every week. There are eight communion stations setup towards the front of the sanctuary. ALL who have made a decision to become a Christian – a follower of Jesus - are invited to participate in communion. Each communion station offers wine, juice, bread, and gluten free bread. We end our worship gathering with some worship songs and a closing prayer. A typical worship gathering is 90 minutes.
If you have something that you would like prayer for – whether it be for you or for someone else, there are two things that you can do.
- Prayer Cards – located in the chair pockets are prayer cards. You can write your prayer(s) on the prayer cards and place them on the prayer frames located by the communion tables at the front of the room. Each of these prayer cards are faithfully prayed for during the week.
- Pray with our prayer team – at the end of every sermon, there are men and women from our prayer team located near the communion tables who are ready and available to pray with you. While people are coming forward for communion and worship music is being played, please feel free to ask someone from our prayer team (identifiable with a name tag) to pray with you.
THE LIVING ROOM
If you are new or newer to GENESIS and would like to learn more about getting connected within the GENESIS Community, then please stop by The Living Room before you leave. Members of our Connections and Leadership Team will be there to meet you, answer any questions you might have, and share with you the story, mission, and vision of GENESIS.
TITHES & OFFERINGS
Located throughout the GENESIS space are Tithe & Offering Boxes. We do not take a formal offering during our worship gathering, but if you are part of the GENESIS Community, you are invited and encouraged to support the ministry and mission of GENESIS through the giving of tithes and offerings. If you’d like to support GENESIS, you can also do so electronically.
If you are in need of a Bible or have a friend that you would like to give a Bible to, there are FREE Bibles for you to take located at each entrance to the Sanctuary. GENESIS gives away NLT, ESV, Spanish, and Portuguese Bibles.
A small way we like to say thank you to our first-time guests is by giving you a gift. You can pick up your gift when you stop by the Living Room.
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