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The Genesis Group

Purpose of Genesis

The purpose of The Genesis Group is to strengthen members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by supporting and edifying Black members, their families and friends, and individuals interested in the Church.

1. How does Genesis support and edify people?

  • Performing missionary work (proclaiming the gospel)
  • Providing spiritual and temporal welfare (perfecting the saints)
  • Performing temple and family history work (redeeming the dead)

2. Which Genesis committees and organizations are directly responsible for supporting and edifying people?

  • Missionary—Proclaiming the Gospel
  • Relief Society—Perfecting the Saints
  • Single Adults—Perfecting the Saints
  • Young Men—Perfecting the Saints
  • Young Women—Perfecting the Saints
  • Primary—Perfecting the Saints
  • Music/Choir—Perfecting the Saints
  • Activity Committee— Perfecting the Saints
  • Temple Committee—Redeeming the Dead
  • Family History Committee—Redeeming the Dead

3. What tasks do Genesis auxiliaries perform to support and edify people? (Note: the following is not all-inclusive.)

  • Perform Missionary Work
    • Use monthly meetings to teach about the doctrines, principles, and blessings related to missionary work.
    • Fellowship Black members and their families and friends, as well as others interested in the Church.
    • Assist, strengthen, and/or reactivate Black members and their families and friends whose light has grown dim or who have other problems that hinder spiritual growth.
    • Find and prepare people of Black descent and others interested in the Church for the full-time missionaries to teach.
    • Show love by ministering to members and others individually.

  • Provide Spiritual and Temporal Welfare
    Assist Black members, their families and friends, and others in building spiritual strength and camaraderie.
    • Provide support and assistance to priesthood and auxiliary leaders in strengthening Black members and new converts.
    • Assist, strengthen, and/or reactivate black members and their families and friends whose light has grown dim or have other problems that hinder spiritual growth
    • Teach and testify of the gospel.
    • Teach members to accept and understand the important role diversity plays within the gospel.
    • Encourage Black members and their families and friends to actively participate in their home wards and branches.
    • Encourage routine scripture study and prayer.
    • Emphasize the importance of the family and the Proclamation to the World concerning the family.
    • Help members keep essential ordinances and covenants.
    • Provide opportunities to serve.
    • Make meetings edifying.
    • Show love by ministering to members individually.
    • Fellowship Black members and their families and friends.
    • Set an example in temporal welfare by teaching and striving to become self-reliant.
    • Host wholesome activities to build friendships and family relationships.

  • Perform Temple and Family History Work
    • Help Black members and their families and friends receive blessings and spiritual uplift by encouraging and assisting them in attending the temple and performing temple ordinances.
    • Encourage Black members and their families and friends to identify their kindred dead and provide temple ordinances for them.
    • Help with family record extraction for Black members and their families and friends.

4. The following additional callings support Genesis activities:

  • Newsletter Editor
  • Membership Directory Coordinator
  • Meeting Program Director
  • Historian
  • Web Site Developer
  • Web Site Administrator
  • Bulletin Editor


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