Genesis' Mission and Vision Statement

The night before He suffered, our Lord Jesus Christ prayed to the Father that all His followers might be one as He and the Father are one (John 17:21). GOD has called us as members of our local churches world-wide to be covenanted to Him and one another and to be one people for Him.

As Individuals:
As individuals, we respond to GOD’s invitation by living out our Baptismal commitments in lives of personal conversion, dedicated to righteousness, growth in holiness, and service as disciples of Jesus Christ in our local church and the universal Church. By His grace we have become sons and daughters of GOD, baptized into the one body of Christ, filled with His Holy Spirit. We desire to live out all our relationships on a daily basis in the power of the Holy Spirit. Our ideal of being disciples is to be men and women who can put their hand to the plow without looking back (Luke 9:62), take up their cross daily (Luke 9:23-27), and serve rather than be served (Mark 10:45).

A Community of Disciples:
As Catholics, we have freely bound ourselves with others who have been called in this same way. We accept the mission our Lord has entrusted to us as a people:
• to be brothers and sister of one another in the Lord
• to become more and more a people of praise and worship
• to share our life and resources with others
• to make ourselves and our resources available for mission.

In short, we live out our Christian commitment as a Community of disciples, united by a covenant, a common way of life, and dedicated to a common mission.

Our Mission:
We have heard GOD’s call and respond gladly to that call to link our communities across the world to be a bulwark to stem the tide of evil. To do this by:
• building communities and movements which influence life in church and society
• defending the Gospel by being a prophetic people called to proclaim GOD’s love, holiness and justice by life and word
• participating in the mission of the Church and all Christian churches, which is evangelism and sanctification (Redemptor Hominis. 11.AA6).

In general, we wish to be an instrument in the Lord’s hand for the transformation of this world so that it increasingly reflects His glory.

In unity with all Christians:
Finally, we desire to live out our lives and mission in unity with all who love the Lord and are called to serve Him. We wish to work closely with those who exercise roles of pastoral authority in the Catholic Church. In addition, we wish to cooperate with all Christians according to the call of Vatican II (UR). By our ecumenical unity and collaboration we want to witness to the unity GOD intends for all His people.