San Francisco Bay Area Genesis Group
Genesis, an organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was established on October 19, 1971. It developed from meetings between Church leaders and Black converts in the Salt Lake Valley, many of whom were descendants of early pioneers, and some who were less active in the Church of Jesus Christ.
Pahayag ng Misyon:
The mission of Genesis is to support members of the Church of Jesus Christ who are of African descent, to engage all Church members in dialogue, and to recognize the contributions of all Saints, regardless of race, ethnicity, and background.
Safe Net Para sa Lahat ng Tao
Special care was taken to ensure that Genesis not be seen as an attempt to segregate the races. In this sense, Genesis functions like other ethnic units and congregations of the Church, like a Lao or Chinese branch, a Spanish Ward, and so forth. This provides a safety net for people of different backgrounds and cultures while they adapt to their Church home and to one another.
Kinikilala ng Genesis na mayroong magkakaibang pananaw hinggil sa mga yunit ng etniko sa loob ng Iglesya, ngunit naniniwala na ang nasasalat na mga pakinabang ng aktibidad ng Simbahan, pagpapanatili, at paggalang sa iba't ibang mga kultura ay mahalaga sa misyon ng Simbahan, upang makahanap ng kagalakan sa paglapit natin kay Cristo. Si Genesis ay patuloy na naglilingkod sa ilalim ng pamumuno ng pagkasaserdote. Ang Church-wide na Pangulo ng pangkat ng Genesis ay kasama sina Jamal Willis, Davis Stovall, at Joseph Kaluba.
Mga Pinuno ng Komunidad
The San Francisco Bay Area Genesis Group is led by Michael King and counselors Thomas Cain and Nathaniel Whitfield. They report to Stake and Area Authorities. We look for opportunities to share our experiences and history and talk with congregations and unit organizations, community and clergy leaders, and people of goodwill everywhere.