Core Values

Core Values

Worship.

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

– Westminster Shorter Catechism

At Genesis Church, we believe that worship is more than simply singing songs when we come together corporately. Worship is the very thing we were created to do as human beings. It’s our purpose in life. Everything we do is to somehow reflect honor and glory to our Creator. Whether it be in our home, workplace, hobbies, or the relationships we have, we always have to be asking ourselves, are we offering worship that is pleasing to God in what we are doing?

When we gather together corporately for worship, we are simply celebrating in a spirit of unity and togetherness what God has done for us in our individual moments of worship. The worship music at Genesis Church is filled with passion and expression while remaining theologically sound. We love to mix up modern songs that are being written but always revisit the timeless hymns and choruses that have endured throughout previous generations. Our corporate gatherings of worship also involve the public reading of Scripture, the Sacrament of Communion, Biblical, Christ Centered preaching, and times of ministry where we pray for emotional, spiritual, and physical healing.

Honor.

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

– The Apostle Paul

It seems as though our culture is increasingly becoming one in which individuals have no desire to show honor to each other. The media is filled with dis-crediting, dis-honoring, and trying to smear people’s reputations. At Genesis Church, we are committed to learning what it means to truly honor all people, showing no favoritism based on ethnicity, socio-economic background, or status. This in no way means that we don’t realize that as human beings we are flawed at our core and therefore make mistakes. Rather, we choose to dwell on that which is good in people, because all humans are the Imago Dei. We choose to celebrate what people do well. We choose to encourage and exhort one another, rather than nitpick and tear down. We do not rejoice in anyone’s shortcomings.

Community.

In each of my friends there is something that only some other friend can fully bring out. By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets.

– C.S. Lewis

Community is not who we are, but rather, it is something we do and work towards. Life was not meant to be lived alone. This is why God said in Genesis that it is not good for man to be alone. We believe it is only in healthy, life giving communities where profound relationships of trust and accountability can be formed. At Genesis Church, we believe in doing life together and that we are better when we have friends and family that support us in our journeys. This happens in many capacities. Whether it be through our Life Groups, or just in the fellowship time between and after services, you will find a body of believers at Genesis that is diverse, and yet unified, and who genuinely care about one another. We also believe that community is about being on mission together, to seek the welfare of our neighbor and better the communities in which we live. We believe this fits in to the Kingdom mandate given to us by Jesus.