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JoyTown (Special Needs)


Special Needs

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JoyTown (Special Needs)


Special Needs

Genesis Church loves the Special Needs Community! Our goal is to support families and teach their children/young adults who have mental, emotional and physical special needs. At Genesis Church, we believe everybody deserves to learn about Jesus on his or her own level. Because everyone matters to Jesus, everyone matters to us! From our Sunday Morning Experience to Friday Nights with Young Life and Shine! Tallahassee to Community Outreach Events like the Tim Tebow Foundation's Night to Shine Prom, we are thrilled to share the love of Christ to the Greater Tallahassee Special Needs Community!

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Genesis Students


Genesis Students

Genesis Students


Genesis Students

Students at Genesis Church

If you spend any time around Genesis at all, you'll quickly learn one thing: we love students. They're smart. They're funny. They're bold. And they're bursting with potential. We truly believe that the middle and high school students in our midst are world changers in the making.

That's why student ministry is such a huge part of what we do at Genesis. We want to guide our students in developing a personal faith in Christ as they step into their specific roles in the story He's writing with their lives. We work hard to create environments that engage students in good conversation about God, encouraging them to ask questions, search out answers, and truly learn to listen to His leading in their lives. And maybe even have a little fun while they're at it! After all, if life in Christ is truly the best life we can live, shouldn't we encourage our students to enjoy living it to the fullest?

We know that the middle and high schools years are a time where students are most in need of kindness and community and someone to walk alongside them as they grow. Genesis Students provides just that, connecting students with one another as well as with leaders who want to support them in their journeys. Both middle and high school groups meet weekly, each focusing on worship, teaching, and small groups to encourage students in their faith.  And, Wednesday nights are a lot of fun! Join us each Wednesday at 7:00 to find out what it's all about!


Upcoming Events

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gMissions Cafe


gMissions Café

gMissions Cafe


gMissions Café

The gMissions Café is a full-featured coffee shop located in the lobby of Genesis Church.  We designed the café as a perfect place for you to connect with others and begin build relationships, but the main purpose is so much greater - every dollar you spend at the gMissions Café goes to support our missionary, Jonny Moore, as he builds an orphanage in Burma!

Whether you are in the mood for a latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate, or even an iced coffee drink, our café has various options available for purchase. The café also hosts a great selection of snack foods, pastries items and other refreshments. As always, drip coffee is free! So check out the gMissions Café during any Sunday Experience. We’d love to serve you!

 
 
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Shine Tallahassee


Shine Tallahassee

Shine Tallahassee


Shine Tallahassee

The mission of Shine Tallahassee is to support, educate and create opportunities for teens and adults with special needs equipping them to know, grow and go!

Shine Tallahassee exists to serve and equip the teen-adult special needs community of the Greater Tallahassee area through multifaceted support systems, education and work study programs, as well as creative arts initiatives. Our passion is to empower individuals and families with the opportunity for ongoing, life-long growth and care.

The mission of Shine Tallahassee is to support, educate and create opportunities for teens and adults with special needs equipping them to know, grow and go!

Check out our website at ShineTallahassee.org!

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Whitney's Hope


Whitney's Hope


About Whitney's Hope

Whitney grew up in foster care and was a beloved member of Genesis Church . She endured a failed adoption and was placed in a therapeutic group home. Despite very difficult circumstances, she graduated high school, was attending college, and wanted very much to improve the lives of other children growing up in foster care. Unfortunately, she could not see that dream come to fruition, as her young life was cut short in an auto accident. We hope to honor her memory by carrying on her mission and giving foster children hope.

Whitney’s Hope exists to encourage community participation in the lives of children in foster care through training, education, support and service projects. Our passion is to improve the lives of children and teens in care and to encourage fostering and adoption by qualified families. We also aim to educate the members of the community, who may not currently be interested in fostering or adopting, regarding the many other ways they can positively impact the lives of these children. 

Our Mission

The mission of Whitney’s Hope is to create a culture of support for adoption and foster care in our community, thereby creating better outcomes for children currently in the care of the state.

How do we accomplish this?

Mentoring

The Whitney’s Hope Mentoring Program seeks to match kids with mentors prior to aging out of foster care with the intention of building relationships that last beyond foster care. We seek to provide the guidance and support they need to navigate the adult world.

Enhanced Visitation

The enhanced visitation program seeks to give biological parents working toward reunification with their children a fun, free, safe place to spend time with their kids. We open up the church to them, provide snacks, set up toys and activities and give the parents space and support to help them bond with their children.

Community Closet

The closet contains items that may be needed by youths aging out to set up their first homes, biological families preparing for their children to come home, or foster parents in need for their foster children. Everything is available free of charge.

Adoption/Foster Care Awareness

Whitney’s Hope, in partnership with Heart Gallery of the Big Bend, has set up a permanent display of photos at Genesis Church of children awaiting forever families. We also host trainings, information fairs and recruitment efforts throughout the year.

 


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OneWalkTally


OneWalkTally


JDRF One Walk®

This fundraising event draws more than 900,000 people around the world who raise money for T1D research each year. Many have T1D themselves, and many more are friends, family or coworkers of someone with the disease. Come walk with others who believe together we can turn Type One into Type None.

Upcoming Events