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 THE BIG EVENT | GAMESHOW EDITION

Genesis Volunteers, COME ON DOWN…to the Big Event

Friday, November 3rd. | 6:30p – 8:30p

It’s that time of year again, when we celebrate and thank all of our amazing ministry team volunteers.  If you have served this year, you are invited to come have a night of fun, games, desserts, door prizes and so much more!!

Childcare IS provided for contestants 5 years of age and younger.

SIGN UP FOR A THE BIG EVENT HERE 

**All contestants must have fun and be present to win.  Genesis Church is not responsible or liable for contestants having too much fun.  But is there really such a thing?  If you received this invitation, it means you are an incredible part of Genesis Church, and as such, deserve to be treated to a crazy good time.  Bonus points for dressing up like a crazy person on one of those TV gameshows where peopole dress up and go crazy for a chance to win prizes and be on national television.
 
 THE MARRIAGE COURSE | OCTOBER 1ST

Whether your marriage could use a major overhaul, or just a minor tune-up, the Marriage Course could be just what you need. This 7-week course starts October 1 on Sunday nights at Steve and Barb Ingram’s home in South Harbour, Noblesville.

The cool thing about The Marriage Course is that you don’t have to share all your marriage junk with the whole group… there is a short video lesson, then there is time set aside to talk one-on-one with your spouse.  You can enroll by clicking the sign-up link below, but hurry… we only have room for 5 couples!

Time is 4:45-7:00
Dinner is provided
Childcare is not 

SIGN UP HERE! 

 
HAITI

Friday, February 16th 2018 through Friday, February 23rd 2018

Thank you so much for your interest in serving others through missions. This short-term trip is an unforgettable life-changing experience!

Payments are considered Outreach Contributions in support of Haiti Missions and will be reported on annual contribution statements of the donor. Such contributions are non-refundable in accordance with IRS regulations.

Key Deadlines:
10/8/17     $250  **Deposit due with sign-up
11/12/17     $500
12/10/17     $500
1/7/18        $500  Balance due
$1750  Total Outreach Contribution

Mandatory Meeting Dates:

In addition to the trip dates, we ask that you commit to meeting with the team on these 4 dates.
Sunday, November 5th
Sunday, December 10th
Saturday, January 13th
Wednesday, February 14th   

SIGN UP HERE! 

 

 CONNECTION GROUPS

We are launching new groups September 17th.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join a great group for the Summer! We believe that Connection Groups are a place where you can take your spiritual development and accountability to a new level, bringing fruit and life to your walk and your personal ministry.  

Sign up for a group using Genesis Network!

 STUDENT EVENTS

Genesis Student Ministry, known more commonly as “GSM”, offers weekly Connection Groups, as well as occasional student-led Outreach and Social events. Visit our student page for the full list of events!

Need to look further ahead? Check out the Genesis Annual Calendar!

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Baptism is a proclamation of faith!

We would love to have a conversation with you about this decision and answer any questions you have. You can email us at info@genesischurch.me or contact one of our pastors who would love to hear more about what’s going on in your heart.

We believe that baptism is a wonderful and powerful event that should be celebrated, and we would love to celebrate this event with you! Our next baptism Sunday is September 10th!!

Register for one of our upcoming baptism classes on August 27th or September 3rd.  If these dates do not work for you, there is an option to speak with a pastor on an alternative date as part of the registration.

 

I will attend a Baptism class in Noblesville!

I will attend a Baptism class in Carmel!

 

Want to Know More About Baptism?

We have a podcast called “Baptism – Going Public”  from 9.7.14 that you can listen to that will help you understand the heart behind the biblical practice of baptism. Below are some scriptures that teach about what baptism is, and why we should be baptized. We’d encourage you to read and pray about that if you are considering baptism. We are always available to visit with you about it!

 

What is Baptism?

When you come to faith in Christ, an inner change takes place. Baptism is the outward symbol of the inward commitment you have made to Jesus Christ. It is the first step of obedience in your journey with Jesus and a public statement of your faith. The waters of baptism do not save you. The Bible tells us we are saved by the mercy and grace of God. The Bible makes it very clear that baptism is a part of our commitment to Christ.

Additional commitments when you become a Christian include:

– Realizing your need for Christ (Romans 3:23; 6:23)

– Putting your faith in Christ (John 3:16)

– Turning from your sins (Acts 2:38)

– Verbalizing your trust and commitment by confessing Christ (Romans 10:9)

 

 Why Be Baptized?

The New Testament offers the following reasons to be baptized:

– To follow Christ’s example (Mark 1:9)

– To follow Christ’s commandment (Matthew 28:19)

– To demonstrate your faith (Acts 18:8)

 

 When Should You Be Baptized?

Baptism is for believers. A believer is someone who has decided to trust Christ alone for salvation. Believers realize that their sin separates them from God and that only Christ’s death on the cross bridges the gap between them and God.

If you have come to that point in your spiritual journey, then you are ready to be baptized. It is your way of demonstrating the internal miracle, in an external way, to the outside world.
As soon as you have decided to fully receive Christ into your life and have begun walking in a new direction, you should be baptized! (Acts 8:35-38).