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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.Copyright 2007 The Genesis Group
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
- Web Site Developer
- Web Site Administrator
- Bulletin Editor
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