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 SUMMER MEN’S GROUP | JUNE 3RD – JULY 29TH

As you’ve heard us say, our vision at Genesis is to become a disciple-making church. And we would love to see the men of our church family lead the way in fulfilling that vision! So this summer, we are taking a strategic step towards that goal by hosting an 8-week men’s summer group on Saturday mornings.
 
Will you prayerfully consider joining us for an 8-week men’s group on Saturday mornings, starting June 3rd, from 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. at the Noblesville Campus?
   
This group will be a large-group format that will include 20 – 30 minutes of teaching and 30 – 40 minutes of table discussion and prayer. Here is the 8-week schedule: 
 
June 3 | How do I live for God’s glory?
June 10 | How do I follow Jesus’ leadership and example?
June 17 | How do I live out my identity in Jesus?
June 24 | How do I have a close relationship with God?
*July 8 | How do I have close friendships with other men?
July 15 | How do I live a life of integrity in Jesus?
July 22 | How do I influence others for Jesus?
July 29 | What are my next steps?
*No meeting on Saturday, July 1
 
If you’d like to participate in the group, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.

 OPPORTUNITIES NOW GATHERING | JULY 15TH 8:30AM

One of Genesis’ key outreach partners is Opportunities Now, an Entrepreneurship development system in Yangon, Myanmar that seeks to reduce poverty by providing business training and mentoring in various stages of business startup.  Using ‘Business as Missions’ as a model, Opportunities Now seeks to empower and support small business owners to be leaders in their community, church and family.

Matt Wallace, Executive Director of Opportunities Now will be stateside this summer and will be coming to Genesis Church on July 15th.  We are hosting a gathering from 8:30am-9:30am to hear an update on the ministry and discuss how we want the business leaders of Genesis Church to partner with this ministry. You have been identified as someone with a skill set that fits this ministry need! This is an exciting opportunity and we want to see you there! Upcoming trip dates and details will be available.

Opportunities Now Info Meeting
July 15, 8:30am-9:30am
Genesis Noblesville Garage, Breakfast and Coffee provided
Childcare not provided
 
If you’d like to register, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.

 CONNECTION GROUPS

We are launching new groups June 25th.  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 farther 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 APRIL 23rd!!

Register for one of our upcoming baptism classes on APRIL 2nd or APRIL 9th.  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).