On January 24, 2010 Genesis Church launched it’s first service in an elementary school in Avalon Park, with a little over 100 people. With a purpose to help people rethink life the way God intended, our desire was to enter into a community and let the power of God transform the people who lived in it. Over the next few years God would begin to do more than we imagined as Genesis became a place for people, families, and students to join and participate with in a way that propelled them to be visible examples of Jesus. Genesis wasn’t started to be a one stop Sunday event. It was birthed with the belief that Sunday is the beginning of the week and our gatherings encourage us, equip us, and spur us to live out what we discover in our every day lives in whatever sphere of influence God has placed us. Genesis began to grow and in April of 2013 we had to move to two services to effectively minister to all that began to attend. As the months, the ministries, and mission opportunities became more influential so did Genesis. Because of the growth and the influence we desired to have, God opened the door in late 2014 for us to move Genesis to the center of our marketplace. Regal Cinemas became an open opportunity for us to continue to grow, and yet be a place that is in the center of where people come. Our belief is that it isn’t a building that makes the church, but the people inside who walk out it’s doors each week effectively displaying the true marks of what it means to be called a Christian. We invite you and your family to come see for yourself. To come experience and encounter God, and let him transform you from the inside out!
What type of Church are you?
We are simply a Church. BY CHOICE we are not a certain “denomination” for those who may inquire to know. This is not because we want to be called “non-denominational” nor are we against them. Actually our heart is that we would just be known as the Church to this city. We want all walls to come down that might inhibit a person from experiencing Church. We are Kingdom minded, and tired of things that separate the body of Christ. In fact we have had many different types of churches who have played a part in helping Genesis start. Not being known as a certain “denomination” can help some people and hinder others depending on how you were raised. Our desire and prayer is that you would come and see what Genesis is truly about, instead of trying to just find a “church” like you were raised in or experienced before.
What can I expect?
A place that is about more than ourselves. This world is bigger than us and we daily want to find our role in it. Of course we want to say it’s a place where you are welcomed, accepted and encouraged. But more than that its a place to live TOGETHER with others. This Church is not about observing, but participating. It’s about BECOMING the Church, not just attending one. We are tired of “Sunday boxes”. Each week we seek to do one important thing; open up God’s Word and see what we need to take away, shift, or change in our life to live as close to the way God originally intended for us. This Church is full of imperfect people, because we all have issues and problems we are trying to work through. But above all its about helping each other prepare for the next 6 days coming in your week. Oh, by the way… it’s a casual environment for people of all age, color, and background.
What do you believe?
Our doctrine, theology, beliefs, and devotions are very important to us and probably to you too. Feel free to click the above tabs to read through what we believe and what we are devoted to as a church. You can be sure that God’s Word is where we start as a church and where we end as one for it is the ultimate authority by which we submit our lives to.
What do you teach the kids?
The Bible! We are serious and concerned about the next generation of the church understanding and learning the Truth found in God’s Word. In creative and fun environments we seek to teach them as much as possible to help aid you as a family to have children who love God, follow Jesus, and can’t wait to return to church.
How safe is it for my kids?
Our check-in and check-out procedures [all computer generated] are in place to ensure that no child is removed from the KidGenesis areas by any person other than the one who dropped off the child. Background screenings are also required for all staff and volunteers serving in KidGenesis. Along with this, since our volunteers serve regularly, their familiarity with KidGenesis families often serves as an additional safety measure. We also have a security team that monitors the facility each week during serves helping add another layer of safety for such precious people.
Can I bring my child in the service if needed?
YES! We never want to hinder you from being able to learn and worship with others. We do encourage families to use KidGenesis and GenesisJUNIOR as a place to allow their children to grow, engage, and interact with others their same age. However, we understand that we do now know the circumstances, situations, or issues that might arise between you and your children. Therefore we trust you as the parent to make the best decision possible for your situation and also respect the environment of others who have come to worship.
*We understand that this does not answer all of your questions. You can find these answers and the answers to more of your questions on our web site.