Updated: Aug 30, 2020
Basic Church Information
Church Website: https://www.genesisutah.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thegenesisprojectogden
Online Services: https://www.genesisutah.com/sunday-services
Address: 3525 Riverdale Road, Ogden, Utah 84405
Answered the Questionnaire: Yes
Financially Transparent: Yes
Tithing/Pressured Giving: Yes
Preaching Style: Topical
Affiliations: ARC (Association of Relational Churches)
Lead Pastor Matt Roberts answered the Questionnaire for us. I've emailed him some follow-up questions for more clarification on a few things and will update the check accordingly.
1. What is your church’s official position on tithing?
"We believe in the New Testament principle of total generosity within the Christian life. Therefore, we encourage those who are a part of The Genesis Project to exercise generosity in the giving of their time, talents and resources. We believe this call to generosity also informs how we give and serve as a church as well."
The Genesis Project also has a "Commitments" page on their website, and Commitment #3 says:
"For over a decade the largest expense that The Genesis Project has had to wrestle with is the ongoing need to provide adequate space to house the various ministries of our growing church. Today, God has given us the opportunity to purchase a campus that will meet the needs of our ministry for generations to come. As we take on this new debt we have dedicated ourselves to the goal of paying off this mortgage within the next 10 years so that we may pass along a fully owned campus to the next generation of The Genesis Project. The third commitment we ask you to make is a commitment to giving a $12 weekly offering above and beyond your regular giving to The Genesis Project with the purpose of creating a debt free future for our church."
2. Does your church have official memberships, and if so, does it include a membership agreement or contract?